Monday, August 1, 2011

postheadericon Nana's Birthday Table

Nana's new birthday table
Crackled top

Sometimes finding great pieces of furniture to restore, repaint or restyle  is especially super sweet, like this table I scooped up for $20.  It was solid oak and heavy, but dirty, split and needed some serious TLC when I found it but I knew it was just the table that my mother in law would love to put behind her sofa.  Seeing the possibility of what could be instead of what was staring me in the face, I packed it up and took it home.    My mother in law had been asking for a sofa table for some time, but it had to be strong enough that her rambunctious cat would not knock over.  This was the one.  Knowing her love for soft pastel colors, and blue, which is the color of her eyes, this piece immediately spoke to me and I started in.  The next day, voila - she was done! I love this part of my job!  When I can make a present that is special just for that one person, and she loves it so much, she tears up.....that is what gives me a lot of joy! I love this job!   Today is my mother in law's 88th birthday!  Happy Birthday Nana!  

Oh, and the before???  Yuck - here it is in all it's yuckiness

What did I use?  Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  The top is done in the Crackled finish (Old White) , one of my favorite techniques that I teach in the Annie Sloan workshop, and the bottom is a mixture of Louis Blue with a bit of Old White, clear and dark wax, and just a bit of colored wax over the top to lighten it up even more.
See what you can do with a piece of junk? 

Have more to talk about, but for now, a little time with the hubby is called for.  I look forward to your posts and pictures.  

Keep painting!  Vicki 


Amber and Brad said...

Hi Vicki!

Love the crackle you did on the top, it looks great! I love seeing all the beautiful pieces you create.

Look forward to meeting you sometime in the future!

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing at my Chalk Paint Party!

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