Thursday, September 16, 2010

Antique Magazine Table Redone

I discovered this cute little magazine table at a yard sale.  The older lady had it in her home for a very long time and was tired of it.  It had lost the varnish, and the wood looked dry, but overall it had a great style.  I wanted to see what i could do to update it.  She was asking $6.00 for it so I paid her and loaded it into the van. 

Since this was one of my first updates, I thought it would be quick and easy!  Ha!  I painted it all by hand, primer, paint, etc.  No spray paint for me!  Let me just say, I have never imagined so many little nooks and crannies on a piece!  This was definately one for a spray gun or spray paint.  All you experienced folks knew that already right?

The table was in great condition and just required a bit of sanding, some primer, and then I took a can of oops paint I bought at Home Depot for $1.00 and started painting.  It is a really nice, cottage looking green/blue semi gloss.  I really like the color alot.  I had to use a tiny artist paint brush to get in between the spindles and cover all the wood.  When it was done it looked really nice, but too new, so I decided to distress it. 

Did I mention this was one of my first redos?  Ok, well, it was my FIRST distressing job!  Of course, I distressed it too much!  I know some people like alot of distressing but I really prefer a more subtle look.  My family looked at it, I looked at it, and not much was said.  I wiped it all down and repainted the distressed parts.  Then going back with a lighter hand and a bit more patience, I chose just a few places to distress.  I think it looks much better though it could be still just a tad too distressed. 

I like the style and function of this table.  I like the retro, cottage look of the color.  Next time, I will definately user spray paint for something like this.

I learned ALOT on this one. It was painted with several coats over the course of a week. Mistakes are the only way to learn right? Right???

I am linking up to these great DIY parties:
Strut Your Stuff Thursday -
Furniture Feature Friday -
Remodelaholics Anonymous 37 -

UPDATE:  This has sold!


Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I like the color. The vase is also super cool!
Thanks for visiting.

Restyled Vintage said...

I think that is a fantastic job for your first attempt :) I find that a sanding sponge is very good for a light distressed finish.

Love the colours, too.

xx Karen

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Your magazine stand looks wonderful and I love the color blue you used.

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

I love the new shabby chic look! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again this week :)
~Lori S.
Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

Tracie said...

Thanks everyone! Yanet, that is actually a candle holder that was a brass color and I have spray painted it. One of many things I have to photograph and list in my Etsy shop!


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