Sunday, August 11, 2013

Orange Side Table

The backing on this table was already coming off.  I gave a few more tugs and the whole thing popped off with no damage.
Because the backing was off, I wanted to cover it with fabric.  I went through my stash (nice word for hoard) which consists of various sizes and patterns of fabric I find at garage sales for $.50 to $1.

Once I decided on the fabric, I went to my paints to see what I had to match it.  I have a bunch of oops paint samples, one of which is an orange that matches the fabric perfectly!

I got that paint a long time ago and never thought I would use it for furniture, but it matched so perfectly I had to do it. 

I mixed the orange into DIY chalk paint and painted two coats.  But before I painted, I sanded down the top to stain.  The top was in nice enough condition and I didn't want the piece to be too orange.

I stained it with Minwax Dark Walnut.  I lightly distressed the orange and finished it with Minwax Finishing Paste.
I Mod Podged the fabric to the back piece.  I liked how you see mostly yellow flowers with the orange centers.  I was able to put the backing on with my staple gun.
I also added the fabric to the drawer and you get more orange in here.  I think it came out very happy and fun for summer.

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  1. This is a stellar re-do, far better than the original. That little piece is ready to go to college! A 'scrub top', is what it's called when you leave the natural wood stained top to a piece. It's one of my favorites, love the contrast.

  2. Great job. Learned a new phrase from Wilda: I think the scrub top was a great decision. Love the fabric, and the way you used it. I wouldn't have thought of orange for furniture but it works here. My only preference, and this is just me, would be not to do the distressing. I know its fans are legion, and it has its place, but I like a smooth paint job. But generally, I'm amazed at what a great job you did with this not very interesting little piece of furniture. It would be fun to have some flower-shaped pulls, or maybe blue for contrast. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. WOW this looks gorgeous! I LOVE the orange and your fabric...super fun flowers! :)


  4. Well that opps paint was definatley a winner.-love dee x

  5. This turned out great... love the orange and flower fabric... awesome job :)

  6. Don't you just love those little paint samples?
    I like your orange. I bought the Terra Cotta Red (to do my beside table) and... it looks somewhat orange. But I love it.

    Have a great week. ~Pat

  7. What a fun piece. I love orange. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  8. I came over here from Kathe with an E link party. I had to click in because of the orange side table. I've been wanting to paint a side table orange for my son's room. I love how this turned out!

  9. Love it!! Love a lot of your pieces. Do you sell them or is it for personal use? Just curious, Julia

  10. The Minwax Dark Walnut is by far my favorite color stain. The orange works well with the fabric.

  11. You did a great job. Love the colors and the fabric Andi

  12. Great color, this really caught my eye….I wanted to invite you to share this at my linky party going on now. Add as many projects as you like. Hope to see you there…

    Christina at
    Thursday SWEET HAUTE Share Linky Party

  13. Oh how fun! Orange is my favorite color - and I love how the fabric pops! Thanks for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party this week!


  14. Nice job on the nightstand Susan! I can't believe how well the paint matched the fabric. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


  15. Awe! This is SO cute!! I love the daisy - it adds such a fun touch to it! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!

  16. I love the orange!! Bright colors are my favorite. I can't resist buying them. :)

  17. amazing work...This turned out great.i love this beds for sale UK

  18. This turned out so great, you did a great beds company


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