Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Faded Denim End Table Redo

This is our latest furniture makeover. I'm calling it Faded Denim because that's what the colors and dry-brushing effect reminds me of... a comfy pair of blue jeans. :)

I picked up this little beauty at our local thrift store for only $6. It was originally $12 but I just so happened to be there on 1/2 price day. Lucky me!

Here is the table before any paint. The table was very sturdy, but I did sand the tops down because there were various scratches and dents in them and I thought a complete sand-down of those areas would be good for this project. 
And here she is after a coat of both colors. 
I used Smokey Mountain, which is the lighter color,  and Aubusson Blue. Smokey Mountain is a Ce Ce Caldewell's greyish-blue color that I really liked against the Aubusson.
I had originally decided to paint this with Old White and Smokey Mountain. This was my first time using Smokey Mountain, though, and once I got it on, I couldn't help but change my mind about the Old White and use Aubusson instead. It's one of my favorite colors and I knew I would love these 2 together! 
I painted Aubusson under the Smokey Mountain and vice-versa on some areas. I also dry brushed the Smokey over the Aubusson. I really like how that turned out.  
I had intended on using Aubusson in the grooves only. But I decided to paint the entire insets on the top, around the backs of the legs and the underside of the table too. 

(Pay no attention to the upside down no. 5 in the background there. The kids' bookcase is over that way!)
I distressed some of the Smokey Mountain off to reveal the Aubusson and then added more distressing all over to let the wood show through a bit. 
I think she'll make a very nice vintage side table for someone's home. :)

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