{Happy Accident} – Before & After

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I cant believe I didn’t get a before pic of this table, it was falling apart and almost had to be trashed.  But it was old and chippy, just how I like’m. 

I was painting another table white, so I thought I would paint this one at the same time.  After it was dry, I distressed it with a sanding block.  I didn’t sand the table real great before painting it, so that way when I distressed it the new paint would flake off and look chippy.


But, I wasn’t feeling the bright white, it was too plain and had no “umpfh”.  So I grabbed some Kona stain by Rustoleum and slathered it on and then wiped it off.  (think I need a manicure?!)



I was thinking that when I wiped it off, it would give me a creamy tannish color.  But, instead I got this awesome pinky, gray color that I love!!  It totally fits the table and has that vintage feel.  I cant wait to try this on a bigger piece of furniture.  Its such a unique color.  I love when things like this happen – happy accidents :)

When I was all done wiping the stain off, I clear coated it with Wood Classics poly by Sherwin Williams in a gloss.  By the way, the top is also stained with the same colored stain.



I love the top – I didn’t sand off all the old finish, I really wanted the table to look worn.  So after I restained the top, I sanded off a lot of the stain to show the old stain underneath.



I did list this table for sale @ Sweet Pickins, but I really think it would look awesome on my front porch, so im kinda hoping it stays :)

AND, I finished my first “home” project of 2012!  Its awesome (well, at least I think so!) and cant wait to show it, I will be back Sunday with that post.  I posted this pic on my Facebook Page – can you guess what it is?!  Sorry – super bad cropped photo from my phone!



10 replies
  1. Jessica @ Paint In My Hair
    Jessica @ Paint In My Hair says:

    LOVE LOVe Love the Kona!! I use it all the time–and I love happy accidents–but not unhappy accidents. ;) You always do the best job. BTW-everyday I covet your new shop. ;)

  2. Shelley {Crazy Wonderful}
    Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} says:

    Love it when that happens :) That table is gorgeous, and if I were you I'd be sad to see it go too!

  3. Amanda M.
    Amanda M. says:

    I LOVE happy accidents. This one is awesome! I love that table. Looks fantastic. Thank you so much for always posting; I learn SO much from you. If I lived close to you, I'd be buying EVERYthing you create. It's probably good that I need to do my own work. ;)

  4. Christa @ Stories of a House
    Christa @ Stories of a House says:

    I love happy accidents, too! I just used the Wood Classics on my new desk and I love that stuff; thanks for telling me about it. Can't wait to see what you did to your house. You are a machine!

  5. janet
    janet says:

    The table turned out gorgeous..Great job..Looking forward to seeing your next post..And I hope you get to keep it for your porch..


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