Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New (to me) Paint Finish

I had an antique dealer chasing me around Goodwill for this table. I mean, not literally chasing me. He was a really sweet older guy trying to "make sure" I really wanted the table. I did.....who wouldn't? Such great lines...here is the before:


For the finish, I was inspired by Kelli at Restore Interiors....she does amazing work! She had a similar style table that I saw here. I dry brushed three layers...a creamy white, a light gray/white (BM Silver Satin) and then a light beige. I distressed with 150 grit sandpaper and then did 2 coats of ebony stain. I am so in love with Ebony stain as a glaze....I could go on and on about it, but that might bore you. Here is the after...






I really like it and am working on three other pieces with the same finish. It's so easy and fun to do! Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to enter my giveaway below!


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25 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

This is gorgeous! I have never heard of that stain. I think I would be chasing you too for that table:)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Came from Courtney's party...new friend now. Hope to see you for a visit sometime too.

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

Wow that looks way better after! I probably would've walked past that table without noticing it before, but would definitely notice it after!

Maureen said...

It all starts with good bones and this one is awesome. Great job!

Kelsey said...

Ok I'm a little more than mildly obsessed with this table!! It looks SO GORGEOUS! You did an amazing job. I would chase you around goodwill too!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments on my dresser! Loving your work!!

Butterflies & Seashells said...

Great job! Where were you at when I was painting my dresser for the last two days. So you dry brushed all 3 layers. Did you sand it down first? It looks great.

Emily said...

I love all the details on this sweet little table. What a difference a little paint makes. Seriously darling!!!
-emily
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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oooh, very French looking, Allison! I love it with the gray look!

Visiting from Frugalicious Friday!

Sommer said...

Oooh what a great idea Allison! I have ebony stain that has been sitting in my stash for a year and I haven't known what to do with it. I would never have thought about using it for a glaze! Did you mix it with a medium or use it strait from the can? Thanks for linking up =)

Meg and Mum's said...

Adorable! And very classy. You've done a terrific job and what a great find! Hmmm, now I feel like shopping... :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love that finish! very beachy, and like driftwood. i really love that look.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

How darling! Love the finish and color- it's perfect! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This is really beautiful! I want to/need to try this dry brushing technique!
Thanks for visiting Red Hen Home!

Kim @ Vibrantly Vintage Furniture said...

Just lovely...I've been wanting to give this a try, too! Am I not one of your followers?? I'm going over to click the button now and put you on my sidebar!!! :)

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

This is a gorgeous finish...the combination of colors and the stain is absolutely beautiful!!!

Belinda said...

That turned out great! I'm going to have to start shopping at GW!!!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Very pretty! Love the finish :)

Kaysi said...

That looks great, love the color!

Patti said...

Fabulous...looks so unique...do you suppose the antique dealer followed you home?

Jamie said...

Looks amazing. Can't wait to see the other pieces. I would love for you to share it on More The Merrier Monday's Link Party!!

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Hannah McConnell said...

I love this! Beautiful work... I'm fixing to refurbish a couple of pieces and will probably utilize what i've learned here!
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FABBY'S LIVING said...

Great work, love your new table!...he was right in following you and making sure you got it!
FABBY

Artichoke Alley said...

Great table!! I also wanted to let you know that Artichoke Alley nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award!! Congrats; we love what you're doing!

Little Miss Penny Wenny said...

I love it!!! I am also a huge fan of that ebony stain (I also use jacobean a lot). LOVE!

emilysnan said...

hiya ,great finishon this piece , love the lightness of it ,tfs am visiting from amaze me monday and your newest follower , hope you pop by mine and follow me too
xmaggiex