Secondly, I have my second subscriber, valenciacheatham, who joins my first, J&JHome, whom I never properly shout out. So thank you ladies for subscribing.
So on a whim one night, we (boyfriend and I) went to the thrift store. It was rather late at 8pm and I wasn't expecting much since pickings are usually slim to begin with. So I rushed to my favorite department (furniture, btw) and found this lovely lady.
Most people would walk right over this coffee table but I was in love. She is a bit low to the ground but so are my Ektorp couch and chaise lounge. She was disgusting on top but who cares, a little paint goes a long way. She was also round and has some lovely legs. I really feel like my living room is a box and i couldn't pass up the opportunity to add something round or oval to the space.
I really wanted to try some of the fantabulous Annie Sloan chalk paint but well funds are low and I was feeling really antsy to get her done. I decided to sand her down and paint her a navy blue. Although these pictures look black, it's actually some 1.00 sample OOPS paint that I picked up.
I actually used my free Valspar sample of Rushing Stream, I ordered a couple of months ago. I then tried to tried to distress it a bit. It was looking a bit better but I wanted more white on the edges since it looked pretty flat with just the blue and didn't have enough depth or dimension that I wanted.
So I added a bit more white to the edges. Made some ugly brown concoction of some yellow OOPS paint and purple OOPS paint to make this dull murky brown that I added to some glaze medium. I then glazed the piece lightly. And this is my current result. I like it and the boyfriend hates it. Well he likes the edges but says the center looks funny like it should be distressed more.
Have you painted anything recently? Did it come out how you wanted? Did your significant other love or hate it?
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