Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Other Coffee Table


Last week I wrote about the French postage coffee table.   Here.  It was the table that took my attention off of this table.  Well today I will tell you about the "other one".  The twin.  I actually started this one first, but struggled with the top, so it sat for awhile while I gave my attention to his twin.

This one was the first born, or first find.  I found this table one garage sale before the other.  

So remember the story...2 same tables, need 2 totally different finishes.

I started this one with some left over paprika chalk paint I had on hand on the base.  I top coated the paprika with a slate blue chalk paint.  I sanded edges and details, then glazed the base.  


I added some light layers of those two colors plus white and black to the top and attempted to create a planky weathered look.  Here is where I got stuck.  I didn't like it after distressing with the original dark cherry  finish showing thru.  And planks were on my mind, so I switched to table two and created planks with stain.    So this table sat and sat.

I finally settled on a weathered black with very subtle streaks of the paprika and white popping thru.  I did a very light wash of a semi gloss black to add a little more dimension.  The top still sort of ended up with a weathered plank feel, its chunky, weathered and looks a little rough and worn.


Two twins with 2 totally different personalities!  Which twin would you choose?






Sharing on :  Kammy's Korner Tuesday's Trash to Treasure
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5 comments:

konbay said...

Nice Job, I like the greyed finish of Twin# 2. He's definitely my favorite.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks beautiful! i love the weathered look!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love the pretty weathered look you achieved! And maybe it's a triplet. I had that very same table!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

This is such a pretty table and I just love the color you chose! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Take care,

Trish

Claudine from CondensedLoveHome said...

Hi, Kristin!
I am a new blogger and your new follower!
GREAT job on the tables!!!
I saw one the other day at the thrift store... will snatch it up next time!
Cheers,

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