Monday, April 11, 2011

Peacock Blue Table

Geez what a weekend!  I worked my hiney off getting furniture ready to sell and it's taking me SO long to get it all posted.  I hope I get faster with practice.  I have this table posted here ready to go to a new home!

I had alot of fun painting this one...here is what the poor thing looked like when I brought it home..

 Gorgeous oak table in need of a makeover!
After:

I am really loving this color!

Here's the breakdown:

First a coat of Wipeout by Behr. I didn't want full coverage, so only one coat.


Then I dry brushed Dover White (remixed from Benjamin Moore) over it.

I drybrushed horizontally & vertically.

Before drybrushing...

After drybrushing.

Then I used my sanding block to distress it.  I glazed with Ebony by Minwax.  I've tried a lot of different glazes and I always go back to using Minwax stain.  I really like how you can manipulate it and get the exact look you want and IMHO you can't beat the colors.

Last step was to protect the finish with a coat of wax.  I wish I could keep this one but I can't, so it's up for sale!

I'm linking to the parties listed in my sidebar.

Talk to you soon!



16 comments:

  1. Looks Great!

    Cara

    http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

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  2. LOVE THIS TABLE. IT WAS DROWNING BEFORE IN THE STAIN THE COLOR YOU PAINTED IT AND THE DISTRESSING BROUGHT OUT ALL THE LINES AND DESIGN.

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  3. So cute! I gotta try this drybrushing thing. I know I've asked you before about the Ebony stain. Is it a gel (thicker) or stain (liquid)?

    Thanks :)
    Julie

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  4. Lovely table. You did a wonderful job with it. Love the color and the distress look.

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  5. I love it...everything~ the color, drybrushing, glazing. Just perfect!

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  6. Love this! You pulled off the layered look very well.

    -Robby
    http://downonsanford.blogspot.com/

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  7. Gorgeous!!!!! This color is amazing.

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  8. Jennifer,
    What a great job on the table! Very lovely technique.

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