Sunday, June 30, 2013

Claw Foot Table

Some pieces just don't inspire me.  Like this table...
I couldn't see what color it should be, it needed some repair work that I didn't feel like doing, and I just didn't like it.

My husband was doing some garage organization and I asked him if he could give me a few shelves in a cabinet that my dad gave us for my paints.  He was able to give me the whole thing!

It makes me so happy!  I was able to organize it with all my supplies.  I used to have all this in my craft room in a much smaller shelf unit and would have to keep going back and forth between it and the garage to get stuff.  I would also have to keep taking everything off the shelves to find what I needed, so this stuff was mostly on my work table in a big mess.

Now that all my supplies were at my fingertips, I got inspired.  I wanted the table to be a light color so I could glaze it to bring out all the details on the trim, but I was worried about bleed through.

I went with an oops paint that has amazing coverage (that I happen to have a quart of) in a very light blue/grey color that I used on the first two tables from my assembly line of tables.  I was confident it would work and not have to deal with bleed through.

It SO worked for this table!  I painted it with two coats of the color in DIY chalk paint and then distressed the heck out of it. Not that much came off, but there was a lot of detail to the table just from being so old.

I glazed it Martha Stewart Metallic Glaze in Black Coffee.  I globbed it on with cheese cloth one area at a time and then went back with a clean cloth to wipe off the excess.

Look at all the places the glaze was able to get into and highlight!  The trim came out great like I thought it would, but I really love how the legs and their deep grain took the glaze.  The table top and shelf also got so much since they were scratched and marked up.  

Now I like this table...A LOT!

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  1. The table looks beautiful! Love the color of it now.

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.

  2. First, I search for these tables (love them). Second, love the color you chose and the glazing (I've not tried the metallic glaze). Third, how could you not mention how you treated the claw feet? Such a daring and brave decision just to leave them dark.

  3. Great job!!! sometimes a fresh clean work area is all it takes to bring inspiration! great job again

  4. Totally agree, something about getting organized that inspires. I think I know what was bothering you about the table, delicate little feet and top heavy? I wonder what the table was originally used for....? Love the look and the use of the glaze, fantastic!

  5. Love the transformation on your table! It really brings out the details! I, also, did some rearranging and inspired by it! Funny how that works! Have a wonderful week!

  6. Love the table! You have an eye for great pieces of furniture!

    Wishing you a lovely day!

  7. Excellent job! thank you for linking with Hickory Trail

  8. Love that detailing on the table, Susan! The color is great, too. A wonderful new life you gave this table.

    Thanks for linking up to The Creative HomeAcre blog hop!

  9. What a great transformation! Just love it! I have some things I need to give a makeover to!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
    Have a lovely week!

  10. So pretty. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  11. such a lovely table and the glazing is perfect, thanks so much for linking to my Paint Parade.
    Fiona xx

  12. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing this at the Creative HomeAcre Blog Hop. We hope you join us again this Sunday!

  13. Just popped back in to tell you that I featured your table on The Creative HomeAcre blog hop, Susan! : )

  14. I like her a lot too!!! Beautiful transformation! Congratulations on your paint storage...I know you are happy to have it!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  15. What a pretty table and the details really shine now!

  16. Thank you so much for linking up at Start at Home's Paint Party! I am featuring your table on Thursday!!

    Start at Home

  17. The table turned out beautiful. I love the detail the glaze brought out! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!



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