Project Monday

 I found this little table a few years back at the Historic Roswell Antique Market and knew I would do 'something' with it, as I'm not much for splatter finishes.
I like the lines of it and it's sturdiness. 
Ever since I got acquainted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I love using it as a primer and base coat.  Here I used white as the base.  I then used 'rub 'n buff' gold to add some accents. I 'wing' it as I  never know exactly what I am going to do next!    
Next I made a wash out of black latex I had but it made it a bit more gray than I wanted.  I always have 'raw umber' craft paint in my stash so I diluted it with some water and brushed over and it gave it sort of a grainy finish which I like.
Here's a close-up of the top.
All in all, pretty good! I did this for 'My Own One-Room Challenge'.

For those of you locals, Historic Roswell Antique Market is a fun place to go, I don't think I have ever left without something in my arms! 

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  1. What a gorgeous piece. Way to transform. I love it in that space.

  2. It came out great....I have never used Annie Sloan as a base....great idea..than you don't have to sand! Very smart....

  3. A great little table Renae, I love the way you finished it!
    So fun to experiment.

    Art by Karena

  4. Renae,
    It looks great! Love the idea of the one room challenge- I need to do that- or just the "one thing" challenge so I can remember to work on my own house from time-to-time and not just my clients :)

  5. I'm your newest follower. I found you through Classic Casual Home. I love what you did with this table but don't know how you got that great finish. It looks perfect for a table I need to "transform"... any chance you could explain more? It looks like you painted the legs white in one photo and then they are dark again in the last? and the top is amazing... how did you do that?

  6. Thanks for coming aboard AntiqueChase! After painting the piece white to prime it, I made the wash out of black paint and water and it made it more gray than I wanted but decided to leave the legs darker than the top. For the top I made the wash but diluted a bit more with water and sort of 'dry brushed' it on. After dipping in the wash dab on paper towel, make light strokes! For the finish I used the Raw Umber craft paint diluted with water and dry brushed it over the entire piece to give more dimension than just a solid color. I'm usually a perfectionist, but in this case some of the imperfections make it look old and that is what I was going for. I am not a shabby chic person and don't like distressed (where you sand off bits in different areas). I go for an 'old' look with all my painted furniture. Go to the little box on my page that says 'looking for something?' and type in painted furniture, some other things I have done should be highlighted there!
    Good luck!

    1. Oh this is fantastic! thank you so much!!

  7. Brilliant Renae, I absolutely love what you've done. I've never tried Annie Sloan paints but am dying to some day. BTW, I also love your new banner, great job. See no such thing as Renae Moore not tackling collages!! Wishing you and the Mr. a great weekend ahead. Any bike riding being done?

    Big hug to you xxx Deb

  8. I love what you did to that table! I have to try that paint...I have used milk paint in the same way for years...this sounds easier!! I love the yellow quilt on the bed too! Yum!


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