Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Destressed Table

As I was going to garage sales last week, I came across this little table. I loved the look of it, all of it except the green. You know how much I love green, but this was a little much, even for me. So I decided to paint it.

Before

After
This is how I did it
1) I sanded, primed and painted the table white
2) Since I was distressing it but really didn't want green to show, I painted random places a dark brown. I did areas that could easier get scratched or the paint chip off. Mostly corners and sides
3) To add to the distress look, I then took a hammer and nail and put holes in it.
4) I then sanded the whole thing, especially the sides and corners. I may even sand it a little bit more.
Now all I have to do is fill the basket and bowl with something cute!

8 comments:

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

I love it Kaysi!! Very cute :)

ShadowCase said...

This looks really great! I'm thinking of doing this to one of my kitchen stools...

Danielle said...

very cute! I wish my projects turned out so well!

Amanda K @ Every Crafty Endeavor said...

Cute Find! How fun that you got it a garage sale! I love the distressed look of it - you did an awesome job!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

That is a really cool looking table. I love how well the white covered that green. It is gorgeous!

Melissa said...

The little green table with great bones now looks fabulous!!

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

That green table now looks amazing! Great job, Kaysi!

Crystal said...

I love the new look. I love the sturcture and the distressed look. Great find.