Friday, May 18, 2012

Table Makeover

Don't forget about my artist call in the post below.

Bye bye golden oak. 
Hello Annie Sloan's robin egg blue chalk paint.

After....
Before....
Yes,  I changed the knobs, and painted the mirror. 

This paint arrived in the mail, because where I live, no one knows about Annie Sloan chalk paint, no one sells Annie Sloan chalk paint, and (seriously) golden oak is still king.  

The paint I used was robin's egg blue. I love it.  The paint went on easy peasy. I followed with the clear wax, which took a bit of woman power, but soooo worth it! I debated; clear wax, dark wax, clear wax, dark wax, and after much thought, (and little reasoning), I ordered the clear Annie Sloan wax to use on my table.  Honestly, I wasn't too smitten with the look of the actual paint, but as I began to buff the wax over the paint, angels began to sing. 

I was about to distress and sand this baby, but Mr. Heaven walked in and said he liked the table just the way it was. stable. The wax itself  provided just a dabble of variation, and I admit, I liked it that way too.  I am very curious to try the dark wax, so maybe next project. 

What do you think?
Have a beautiful weekend, Ele


18 comments:

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Your table looks so lovely in robin's egg blue! And such a pretty vintage mirror, too!
Michelle

pink*cherub*moon said...

What do I think? I think it looks fabulous! You did a great job, the paint color is awesome and the mirror looks great too! I need to try this paint. I've been holding off because of the $$ but I really think it's worth it to try (I know I'll be hooked once I do). Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! Hugs, Leena

Junk-it Junction... said...

Oh, it looks so gorgeous, you did a lovely job!

Caleen said...

I love what you did to your table. I love blue and have it in my house a lot. I love what did. Looks so bright and inviting. Great job! Love the mirror too. I would love to be in your artist call but, I am moving right now and in two weeks living close to Los Angeles area. So, I am all boxed up right now and will take time to organize all my creating stuff. Maybe after July would be good. It would be so fun. Thank you so much. God Bless :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ele, Your table turned our fabulous. I love the color and the mirror looks great with it.
You just have the touch!!

XO Celestina Marie

Jenny's Heart said...

I Love the new look! The color on the table and the mirror really bring out their beauty.
Lovely!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a yummy blue shade! Love the table and the new knobs you added. And the new color on the mirror goes so well with it! I'm getting ready for my annual WEDDING BLOG PARTY on June 8th and sooo hope you can join us! AND I'm having a great giveaway right now, so stop by and sign up for it!

Love,
Stephanie

Miss Gracie's House said...

The table is so much better in blue than golden oak:)...very cute!
Rene'

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

It looks beautiful! That's such a yummy shade isn't it?

Colejo32 said...

That looks great! Love the color & the way you changed the mirror as well - they look perfect!

Sandi said...

Such a pretty makeover Ele!! I love the table in blue and the mirror in white/cream? So pretty!! While I can't justify it and truth be told I just can't spend the money on that paint, I am sure it is fabulous from what I have been viewing on blogs! Great job!!
Blessings~

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

Beautiful! I love that color! Fabulous job! xo

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hello Sweet Friend...so great to reconnect with you! I LOVE your table makeover and the color is divine! Great job! I also love the mirror redo too. I'm off now to peruse you blog and see what you've been up to. Thanks so much for your sweet comment.
xoxo
Karyn

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Love it! I just tried ASCP for the first time and I am having so much fun. Usually, my part of the country is last to get things, but happily, we have a stockist within 15 miles. YAY! Can't wait to do more projects.

Hugs,
Judy

Amber and Brad said...

Simply Gorgeous! I can hear your angels singing...we always say the magic happens with the wax!

If you get a minute to stop by, I would be honored to have you share this at my weekly Chalk Paint link party.

www.ShadesofAmberInc.blogspot.com

Amber and Brad said...

Simply Gorgeous! I can hear your angels singing...we always say the magic happens with the wax!

If you get a minute to stop by, I would be honored to have you share this at my weekly Chalk Paint link party.

www.ShadesofAmberInc.blogspot.com

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Ele, you did a remarkable job on the makeovers! AS paint is wonderful and it is a bit odd at first - so chalky - but after having the wax applied, the depth of the paint pops. I like the clear wax myself. Your room just sparkles!

xo
Becky

Chase the Star said...

Debbie, this is beautiful! I need to get my hands on some Annie Sloan paint!! New GFC follower:)

Barbara
http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com