Hey everyone I wanted to share a quick little project I worked on a couple months ago. Back in September I shared this tutorial on Old House to New Home and now I want to share it with you!
This project I kind of made by mistake and I LOVE IT! I’ve had this old end table since college. One of my college roommates was moving out and no longer wanted it. I said I would keep it since I was moving into my own place and needed furniture.
This project 7 years ago was probably my first DIY project or my first painted furniture project. I took the table outside of my apartment and spray painted it black. It was a basic wood end table but it had the coolest lines. I’ve had it in my home since and never had to repaint it. It stayed in fairly good condition throughout the years.
I have been in love with the color Cliveden Pasture by Valspar for quite some time. I wanted to give my living room an extra added pop of color so why not go big or go home?! Since it is such a bold color I wanted to make it look distressed. I originally wanted to completely paint it and then use a stain to distress it. I had an even better and easier AND faster idea by just giving it a distressed look by not painting it perfectly. The table was already black so all it needed was a little slopped on paint, but in a nice, clean slopped on kind of way. 🙂
I made sure to paint with straight lines. I also had more coverage in some areas than others. In the pictures below you can see the technique I used when painting the table. I used a brush to show strokes, which I love! There really was no rhyme or reason to my strokes except to make them look nice and even semi-even.
Aren’t simple projects the best?! I love how simple this project was and if you want to achieve the same look all you have to do is start by painting your piece of furniture black then go over it with your choice of bold color! Simple! I hope everyone is having a great week so far! My life is overwhelmed by projects at the moment and anxious for life to slow down a little! I’m super happy with how everything is turning out so far! Friday I’m going to fill you in on all I’m working on!
Have a great week and I’ll see you Friday!
Heather @ The Deans List Blog says
Oh, I love it! The transformation is perfect. Good job, Ruthie!
Thanks Heather! I’m really happy with how it ended up!
Major improvement, Ruthie! I love that shade of green!
Thanks Roxanne! I love the color too!
I just picked up a table very similar to yours from kerb side throw out pile from someone who is selling their house. The legs are so similar. It is quite an ugly table in its mission brown form, so painting it is going to be the go. I also used your sloppy paint technique a couple of years back to paint a baby change table (now potting table) and an old tv entertainment unit on large casters (now used for garage storage). My underlying colour was a pale yellow/cream with ready lawn green over the top. Worked a treat!
I love finding furniture on the curb! Some of my favorite transformations have been free furniture! 🙂
Karla @SmallTownRambler says
This is beautiful! I love that it was so easy and the color is perfect!
Thank you so much Karla! I love how simple it was as well!