{Before & After} – Chippy Side Table



This little wood table was super cute with good bones, but needed a fun color – in my opinion ANYWAYS:)

I painted it a blue color (sorry, it was an oops paint so i havent a clue what color it is!?) – then to tone down the blue a bit i glazed it with a dark walnut stain. 

BUT, before i glazed it, i did my new favorite thing and went to town with my cabinet scraper that i talked about here.  I didnt use anything else to distress this table besides the scraper.

This may be too much distressing for some – but i love it!!  the chippier the better :)


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Close up of the distressing…

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And some more beauty shots :)

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And this table is for sale – go over to {Sweet Pickins} for more info

K – im off to paint :)

29 replies
  1. Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked
    Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love the idea of using a cabinet scraper- going on my list now! I adore that color…really, everything about it!! Great job :)

  2. Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking
    Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking says:

    I love it! I would not have bought that table in it's original condition even if I saw it really cheap somewhere. That's such a transformation from an ugly duckling to a beautiful swan!

  3. Carrie
    Carrie says:

    That is one of my favorite colors!!! Do you consider North Carolina in the area that is close enough to purchase all your treasures? :) I am so jealous of your neighbor. I would have a house full of furniture if I lived in Utah!

  4. Kim @ Cheap Chic Home
    Kim @ Cheap Chic Home says:

    I like all of your distressing, I'm going to check out your tool. The color you used looks great. Funny enough, I posted a table very similar to this today :).

  5. Wanda @ Just Vintage
    Wanda @ Just Vintage says:

    You know, I always pass up these kinds of tables. They're kinda ugly in their wood stain, but seeing this one painted and distressed, I think I've GOT to buy the next one I see! I love it! Maybe if I ever get my first piece of painted furniture behind me I'll be more anxious to buy more. Or not. LOL

  6. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    so do you lightly sand it…then prime…then paint and finish? I scored a table similar to this one at a local thrift store and am wanting to try my hand at "Your Most Amazing Talentedness"…you TOTALLY ROCK! I have been following you for about a month now and am completely in love with your work! Thank you so very much for sharing with us!


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