Sunday, May 5, 2013

Assembly Line of Tables

I have become inundated with tables.  I had the idea to start an assembly line of five tables to make a dent in my stash. 
Here is the cast of characters.  (Table five was switched in on a whim and I didn't have a before shot of it.)  I sanded down all the tops and was able to stain all of them with Minwax Dark Walnut.

The first table was from the hoarder garage sale.  I used a blue/grey oops color that I mixed into homemade chalk paint.

This paint is Behr Premium Plus Self-Priming Interior Flat which was also low odor, zero VOC.  This paint was AMAZING!  The coverage was incredible, although I am sure that is what made it hard to distress.  I did do two coats, but probably could have gotten away with one.  I distressed and waxed with Minwax Finishing Paste.  

Since the coverage was so good, I thought this color would work great on this table and added it in.

This one only needed one coat and I distressed heavily.  I used the dark wax "glaze" technique and also a little stain on the drawer detail since I was having trouble getting the wax in all the crevices.  Can you believe they were both painted the same color?  

I painted the next two tables that I got at this auction with Valspar Pine Green mixed into homemade chalk paint.  After the three coats of paint, I distressed both and used the dark wax "glaze" technique.  The green color was a little too bright for my taste and the wax toned the color down a lot.


It will be interesting to know if someone buys both or if they sell separately (I priced them the same). 

I finally painted this table I got from the first auction I went to (in October) with three coats of Valspar Churchill Hotel Vanilla mixed into homemade chalk paint.  I distressed it and finished it with the dark wax "glaze" to give it more depth.

Because my furniture budget per piece is pretty low, I get a lot of tables since that what usually falls into my price range.  I still have quite a few to paint, but this freed up a lot of room (to buy more).

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36 comments:

  1. Gorgeous - all of them - but wow that first one is just out of this world!
    XOX

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  2. Love!!! But I agree the first is my favourite !

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  3. Wow these are fabulous pieces they turned out good.

    Lisa

    Creative Raisins

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  4. Love them all! They turned out amazing :-)

    Linda
    With A Blast

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  5. VERY CUTE!!!! IM A SUCKER FOR FURN REDOS!

    Shelly at minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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  6. Love what you did with these tables! I especially like the white one - I have a thing for round tables LOL! Great job! I found your blog through Feathered Nest Fridays and am so glad I did! Hugs, Leena

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  7. Great little table makeovers. I love painting furniture too and hope to find some new pieces now that garage sale season has finally arrived here.

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  8. Fantastic redo's gal. Tables all look so much better, great colors. My favorite is the last one cause I just like that style of table. Wish I could find some nice tables like those to redo and sell. You really did great job. You must enjoy what you do. Have fun with it.

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  9. Susan, you never disappoint! I have a bit of an addiction to small tables (bought another one at a yard sale on Saturday)...so just love your post. Thanks for sharing, Jen

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  10. They look GREAT! Thanks for all the paint and wax tips! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  11. Beautiful transformations! Do you keep all these tables or do you sell them?

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  12. I like them all! Nice work, Dee from My Painted Stuff.

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  13. They are all beautiful! I am especially swooning over the green one though! Thanks for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday! We love having you party with us! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  14. Wow, I love them all!! I would love for you to visit me at My Dream Canvas. I am also currently hosting a giveaway from the famous tabletop and giftware brand Mikasa. You can enter to win some pretty dishes :)

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  15. I love them all...I'm hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html

    I would love to have you!
    Angela

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  16. Thanks for linking up to my party! Hope to see you again this weekend!

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  17. They are all fantastic! Thank you for sharing on Fluster's Creative Muster.

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  18. Wow! Awesome post! They are all great, but the first two are definitely my favorite. GORGEOUS!

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  19. They are all awesome! The first one is my favorite, I have a similar table that I painted yellow! My budget as well puts me in the table category, I moved up from the footstool category. For a while I had way too many for one person lol.

    Jenny from diywithjenandb.blogspot.com

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  20. These are all so pretty! I love that blue/grey color!!!

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  21. These ended up looking fabulous! This would be perfect to link up to my "Create It Thursday" post here! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-1.html

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  22. You have been busy! Your tables turned out just beautiful! I really love that second one! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  23. I LOVE them all! Very, very, very pretty. Thanks so much for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays.

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  24. Great job on all of them but I think my favorite is the second one. Thanks so much for sharing with Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  25. Great transformations! Congrats on your feature at Silver Pennies Sundays! Have a fabulous week!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  26. Really cute tables! I love them all although I think the second one pictured is my favorite :o) Glazing is fun isn't it? Totally changes the color!
    Thanks for sharing this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  27. These all look great but I am in LOVE with the first one - it's gorgeous!
    ~Katie

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  28. I love the contrasted tops of all the tables! I think the first and second are my favorites :)

    You should link this up at DIY Maynia - this week's challenge was thrift store/garage sale projects! :)
    http://humberhomeproject.blogspot.com/2013/05/country-to-chevron-thrift-store-diy.html

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  29. I would love for you to share your favorite posts and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/tgif-link-party-2.html
    The party opens Thursday night and closes on Wednesday night at midnight.

    Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  30. Awesome! What great transformations. Thanks for linking up to DIY May-nia!

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  31. They all look great but I love the green ones and think I will try that technique on a project soon.

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  32. Thank you so much for sharing at Redoux! Every one of your characters is a star!

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  33. You have a super cute blog name and your furniture redo's look great. The two tone aqua color side table is my favorite.

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  34. Amazing transformation, They are all fantastic, thanks for sharing.Discount Beds and Mattresses

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  35. Fabulous work! I am loving reading through your blog!

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