Sunday, August 26, 2012

Clean and Bright ~ Pure White Paint

After seeing all the great white spaces at the Where Bloggers Create party in July, it made me want to move ahead on painting the two tables in my craft/sewing room white.  Here they are as seen in my post about my space.

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The one is covered in a toile fabric skirt, so I only plan on painting the top of that one.  The other one was getting a full paint job so I decided to start with that one.   Here it is in the garage ready to get painted.  I chose ASCP Pure White because the walls are very close to the Old White and Old Ochre colors and I didn’t want the tables to blend in with the walls.

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The table had a mahogany colored stain on it so I knew it would need a few coats of the white, even if it is chalk paint.  Here it is after one coat.

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After two coats the coverage was looking pretty good on the legs and the sides.  I had to do a third coat on the top and the shelf.

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I decided to add a little interest to this otherwise plain table by adding stripes to the drawer like I saw Amy at Maison Décor did to a vanity table.  Very fun look!  I had some Coco in a sample pot so I decided to use that.  I taped off for several stripes and painted them on.

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Once everything was dry I did clear wax only.  I wasn’t looking to distress or age it; I want the nice clean white look to it.

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Here it is back in place in my craft/sewing room!   Without the junk I normally have on it.

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I think it makes a nice difference from the dark stain it originally had and lightens up this small room a bit more for me.

Linking up with

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Sunday’s Best at My 1929 Charmer

Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House

38 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Wow--love it, what an improvement! those where woman create posts were just too inspiring. I feel like I have to step it up now :) Great job on your table!

Creative Wings Boutique said...

its amazing how a lil paint can transform a piece.hugs

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

The new look is great! I see that you are loving that paint. Have you tired to make your own?! Fun post about the paint workshop and it's fun to see other blogging gals.
Deb

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your table looks great and the stripes are a nice detail. Paint is such a great way to lighten and unify different pieces.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

it looks beautiful Kathy.. I love your smooth pretty paint and the stripes on the drawer makes it even better.

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

Love the white-love the stripes! Yeah, great idea!

Shelia said...

Hi Kathy! Oh, I love it and the little stripes on the drawer just make it! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

NanaDiana said...

That little table is just darling like that. What a good idea. It is so much brighter and up-to-date looking. Good job and it just looks FUN! xo Diana

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Kathy, your little vanity makeover is fabulous! I love the coco striping... it makes its over-the-top chic!!!!
I think I might copycat this for a project I'm about to work on. I hope you share this beauty at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kathy, what a great transformation! The stripes were a neat addition!

Ruby Jean said...

WOW!! What a difference, you did a LOVELY job Kathy. The stripes are certainly the SHOW STOPPER!!!
Angelina

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Makes a huge difference, Kathy, and a great one too! Love the stripe detail as well.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love the lighter and brighter look Kathy! Love the stripes on the drawer too!

Savvy Seasons said...

Looks fabulous, Kathy! Great job, I really like it! XOXO ~Liz

Inma M. said...

Pero que linda ha quedado esta mesa.
besos y feliz semana....

Julie Chen said...

Love it! Your table looks so much better. Great choice! x J

Okio B Designs said...

I can't believe it's the same table! Love the stripes!

J

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

That turned out great! Love the stripes.

Kristens Creations said...

I love your table Kathy! Those stripes just set it off! You are so good with paint.

Thank you for your sweet comments on my mantle! I saw where you pinned it. I have been getting so much traffic from Pinterest and I'm sure you have been too!

Also, thank you for your purchase! That swag is actually my favorite. The colors are so striking. I'll ship it out today! =) Kristen

Debby said...

Love the strips on the table. Of course you used ASCP.......beautiful.

Pam said...

Very cute stripes.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Cute, cute, cute. These look amazing. Hugs, Marty

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Adorable!!! I love the stripes.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This looks so good! Paint is an amazing tool! I would kill to have a place just for me to do my thing in! Maybe...if Seth and Cameron ever leave home...I will snag one of their rooms. Love the stripes!

Lou Cinda

Stitchfork said...

You have been very busy Kath! Love this white paint makeover!
xo Cathy

Terry Moore said...

Love the stripe drawer!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

I love it, Kathy, and the striped drawer just makes it perfect!

Karen said...

Your table looks great, love the stripes. I just love painted furniture.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

came out perfect...love the stripes on the drawer!

missy said...

It looks great ..Love the drawer..Good job..

Judy said...

I definitely want to try the bright white paint. I love the new look. Great job.

Kelly said...

I love white painted furniture. I think it has a cottage look to it. I like the little stripes you added to the drawer. That's a cute touch.

RedeFIND said...

Really, really, love that idea of stripping the drawer, I may have to steal it!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It does make a difference, it is adorable....Me loves white!!

Carol

BECKY said...

Just love this table, Kathy! You hit the mark...as usual! And I adore the stripes!! Would never have thought of that! You are so blasted creative!!

Hope you have a lovely week, my friend!
Hugs,
Becky

Becca said...

I love what you did, Kathy! Your table looks awesome ... love the accent stripe, too!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I too was admiring all the whites in the craft rooms on Where Bloggers create. I'm switching a few of my pieces to white as well. I think it detracts from the cluttered look. Nice re do on your mahogany table and I love the striped drawer.

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Wow, it is so cute now and love the stripes on the drawers. Nice redo on your mahogany table it is so cute. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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