Monday, January 02, 2012

From Drab to FAB

Looking back at my posts, I do not see where I showed you the before and after of my pedestal base table that I refinished in chalk paint. Remember this was the table that I practically got for free and did'nt know how I was going to use it when I bought it?  
This was the before


As soon as I saw the table I knew it had real possibilities. I loved the  weight and structure of the table. I applied 2 coats of Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Old White.


sanded down the edges with 220 grit sanding block.  Applied a wax on top of the table.

The result......

 FABULOUS

Lesson for today is never pass up on something that may not look "pretty" or looks old and drab. If you do, call me and I will come buy it!





21 comments:

  1. It is fabulous~ bravo! Happy 2012 to you Laura.
    xo~
    Tricia

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  2. Your table is quite stunning! I think you should post about your move! The town next to us is about 500 people, too! I can't wait to read about your "jump."

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  3. wow, it's gorgeous! I am in the market for a table just like that but I have been foolishly looking at furniture stores for a brand new one. I think I will check out some treasure shops tomorrow.
    Thanks for sharing, I love the way yours turned out!

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  4. Looks wonderful! It is always good to have the ability to envision what something could become.

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  5. Hey, I just found you through French Country Cottage linky party and I am going to feature you as my Blog O' the Week! I hope you don't mind...I don't see any of your posts that I don't love! Come and visit sometime!!! and Happy New Year, Kristine

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  6. I love round tables! Yours looks great!
    Debbie

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  7. Beautiful!! Thanks for linking up at FNF! :)

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  8. love this!--beautiful:)

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  9. This type of table is my fave. You've made it look like new.

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  10. i have that exact table!!! tell me: what exactly is the maintenence of the table now? how often does it have to be re-waxed? how to you clean it in the meantime? it looks beautiful.

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  11. This is an amazing transformation...I've pinned it! I would like to feature this before and after transformation on my blog if that is ok with you? Really enjoying reading your blog and look forward to all your future posts! I am one of your new loyal followers! When you have a chance come on by and check out my blog (and make sure to say hi!). If you like my blog, I would love it if you would follow me back! Cath @ Home is Where my Heart is: http://cathhasablog.blogspot.com/

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  12. Hi Laura! Hey I just wanted to let you know that I featured this amazing transformation on my blog today. You can find it here: http://cathhasablog.blogspot.com/2012/03/transforming-your-furniture-with-paint.html

    I really enjoy following your blog! ☺Cath @ Home is Where my Heart is: http://cathhasablog.blogspot.com/

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  13. Lovely!! Found you on pinterest. Excited to browse your blog a bit more!!

    Jen
    athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

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  14. I have that EXACT table!! It was my husbands in college. We left the table natural and painted the chairs a distressed black. I am scared to much to it b/c of kids. I have three too but mine somehow are rather distructive despite my constant teaching to respect our things!

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    1. Girl! Trust me so are mine!!:)Glad you came by

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  15. Hey Laura. Just found you through Pinterest in a round about way. Great blog, love all of your work. I too have this exact table and having been planning for some time to paint it white. My question is what type of wax did you use. Thanks...

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    1. Hey Brenda- did not see an email for you so responding this way. I used ASCP wax, although I am told any wax would have done the job.

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  16. Laura,

    I almost fell out of my chair when I saw your keeping room round table. I just finished a table for my daughters eat in kitchen and it was the exact table and believe it or not, I used the Paris Grey Annie Sloan undercoat and white on top and the distressing was almost identical. It looked like we stood side by side and pointed to the spot to distress. The only difference was I used grey on the skirt and didn't cover it. Happy painting.

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  17. We used to have two pedestal tables. One was an antique that I sold 4 years ago, the other was my moms, but not antique, that now lives at my son's house. How do I ask for them both back... I knew not what I did!

    Bliss

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  18. I can't remember if I told you I featured this table.... but I have to cross it off my things to do, so now I know for sure I told you.

    Bliss

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