With the kids back in school today....and my daughters 1st day of kindergarten (hear the excitement in my voice?), I was able to get these pieces waxed and take pictures!
I have had these 2 end tables for a couples of months now but just decided to get to them this past weekend. It was my first time doing shabby chic, and I knew from the time I picked up these tables that they would be my models. I knew if it didn't work out....I hadn't lost anything (since I got them for FREE!)
I started out by cleaning them with soap and water, then giving them a light sanding. I used a pale greyish blue for the base and used Sherwin Williams panda white all over. I distressed the legs first and then the top of the tables, but after I was finished, I didn't like the look of the top so I repainted with the white. I waxed them with clear minwax paste wax and they have such a nice sheen that's not too glossy and feels smooth. How do you think I did for the first time??
I know...a lot of pictures
I also have had this sofa table in my dining room for a long time! And every month I decide I am going to paint it, and never do. I have always said that I was going to paint it in a bright color....so glad I never did!
In my attempts at leaning how to stage, I went to goodwill last weekend and got these awesome finds...
|a couple of old books from 1937 and The Complete Book of Poems 1949 from Robert Frost|
|this cute little vintage mirror and egg basket|
|the little red basket that was white and a little red spray paint looks brand new!|
I would love to hear what you think!!
Thanks for stopping by!!