Friday, June 29, 2012

End table makeover-lovin' this blue

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I go through color crushes...red, green, gray...now aqua blue!  I've had a pair of these end tables in my garage for a year and this week was the week that they got some love.  They are not high quality furniture-just veneer, but they have nice lines and a delicate quality that I liked.





I have to say that I really love how this color blue turned out.  Its  Aqua Smoke from Home Depot.  While I was working with it outside, it seemed too light, but once I brought it inside, I just loved it!

First, a very light sanding on all but the table top (decided to leave it) and a good cleaning.  Next, 2 coats of Kilz primer.   I love how quickly it dries.  I used a foam brush for most of the job, but I brought out my 1/2" craft painting brush to get at the detail work on the spindles and door.

Two coats of the Aqua Smoke were just right.  Today I did two coats of water-based polyurethane in Satin (the paint was a sample, so it was flat-sheen, so I really needed the poly in order to give it the right look).


Now, what to do with this table's twin?  Do it up the same?  A different color?  I'll admit I bought these tables with the intention of turning them into mini play kitchens for nieces and nephews...but now I'm not so sure.  What do you think?

2 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Beautiful job on this table!! I think it would be neat to see you do something different with the other one. Megan

Amy said...

I had to laugh when I saw this project! I literally just finished redoing the same table! Mine was in much worse shape than yours, I don't have the back piece and now that I see yours, nor do I have the door that drops open...but the holes on the sides are now explained to me!
http://junquechic5.blogspot.com/2012/07/little-of-this-and-whole-lot-of-that.html

Yours turned out beautiful by the way!

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