Saturday, February 25, 2012

//guest post// Retro Table Makeover from ReMadeSimple!

{Welcoming the lovely Kristina of ReMadeSimple! She gave a plain little table a gorgeous makeover! I'm in love. without further adieu --- here she is!}

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Since the New Year, I've been having fun changing up a few painted furniture pieces in my house, turning a few things lighter from rusty reds and blacks to yellows, whites and pastels.

And, this little side table of mine was bugging me. It looked too dark and boring sitting in the corner of my living room next to a dark brown leather chair. 

So, I decided to give it a lighter, brighter revamp...

I painted the legs a pale gray, and the top the same yellow as my pie safe called "Magnolia"
by Martha Stewart. (Looks a lot like hard boiled egg, but I like it!)
I used eggshell latex paint for this (not on the chalk paint bandwagon...yet).

After the paint was dry, I decided to stencil the tops and sides for a nice pop of "Tangerine Cream" colored paint.
 I used my Nagoya Craft Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. 
(I had done stenciling for the first time with this stencil on a market tote bag 
and decided stenciling was fun and not scary!)

After the stencil was dry, I thought the design looked a little too bright how it was, 
so I decided sand down the top and sides with an electric sander using fine sandpaper.

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Sanding the table did the trick of toning down the orange accents and added that aged look that I love to the table. I love my new brighter table-
I think it adds a fun retro feel to my previously dark corner. 

And I love the combination of stenciling and distressing-will definitely be doing this again sometime!
(And maybe I'll be trying out that chalk paint everyone's raving about too...)

I hope you enjoyed this table revamp and I'd love to see you at ReMadeSimple sometime!


Anonymous said...

AHHH TOO CUTE!!! :) I wanna try.


Kristina @ ReMadeSimple said...

Thanks, Alyssa for the nice writeup and your willingness to feature my table! Hope you had a great weekend :)