Friday, October 22, 2010

{Weekend Projects}

K so I've had this little table since Clint and I have been married but it has been in storage for a few years.  When we moved into the house we are in now I needed it to feel a hole in between my couches..  I thought I would go crazy and paint it a fun color.. Orange...  I antiqued it as well.. That's what a call it when you glaze something :)
 I actually loved how it turned out until I put it with all my decor :(  I hated it... I even lived with for a while and switched up the decor on it and around it to try to make it work, but it just wasn't.. So I painted it cream just so I didn't have to look at it anymore...  It has been untouched for a few months now. 
 My husband is hunting this weekend and I got in one of my cleaning moods and decided to detail my living room..  Literally I wiped down all the walls, cleaned base boards, moved couches to find creepy dead bugs and heaven knows what to vacuum up dust, cleaned windows...  Anyways, since I had the couches pulled out I decided to antique my table. 

Since everyone else has given the glaze tut, I thought I would share my way too..  Really it is pretty much the same..

What I use: sponge brush, a crappy towel folded in half twice and rolled up tight like a sleeping bag (that is the only way I could think to explain it (: ), wet rag ringed out, and glaze.. 

I always buy the clear glaze and add my own color tenting..  I do this only because I use different colors on my shelves, and it saves me money.. My favorite is burnt umber though. 

1. start applying your glaze and get in all the nooks and crannies.  I only do small portions at a time, just because sometimes the glaze can dry pretty quickly.
 I like the sponge brush because it is so flexible and gets into little crevices easy.

2. with your rolled towel (griping each end so it stays rolled up tight) start wiping of the glaze.  I like the towel rolled up tight because its more flat and doesn't take the glaze out the crevices.  Then you don't have to go back over it with more glaze. 

3. If you feel you have to much on the outer surface or see a spot you don't like, lightly wipe over it with your wet rag.  I also roll the wet rag for the same reason. I just want to wipe the outer surfaces, not in the crevices.
And that's it.  Really is soooo easy... It dries supper fast too.

Putting my little corner back together and I love how my table turned out.  It looks so much better and goes with my room more. Ummmm I know the vintage blue suitcase is to big for my table.  But since it's stuck in a corner I thought it was ok :) It will do, until I can find me a thrift store octagon table to fit perfectly in the corner.

Looks so much better..

So stuck in my corner I had stashed all my decor items I had no place for.  I found this hidden behind everything.  This is one of my tin tiles I practice paint techniques on and I loved how this one turned out so I figured I would keep it in the house.  But i never found a spot for it so I stashed it..  Well I finally found a spot for it...... on this broken easel, now hung on the wall.. 

So I can keep it just the way it is or add a pic with a magnet for an instant picture frame.. I never thought of that before but I thought it was kind of cute.

DIY Tutorial


Nikki said...

LOVE IT! I really like how you put the suite cases on top. And I love that you used that tile as a picture frame! Love, love.

michaela said...

I love It! I am also drooling over your turquoise suitcase! I found you through your link at Be different...
And you are so creative, I am now a follower!

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

That is awesome. The whole vignette is to die for.

Mandi said...

Ok I am so trying your rolled towel technique, I have never heard of it before! I love the faux frame too its so cute!!!

thanks for linking up!
love your guts

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there- great job on the table and I love it with the suitcases in the corner- so charming! Thank you for stopping by and for your comment on my blog too! :)

jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

The table looks great and I adore your suitcases!!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I admit it! The suitcase idea swept me right in! :) Lovely little table. For they sure are the right platform for those suitcases!!


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