Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday Blues {Blue Painted End Tables)

Blue is one of my new favorite colors.  It's so refreshing and reminds me of upcoming Spring!
Remember that?  Spring?  It's just around the corner - I cannot wait!


Peek a Blue!
 I gave you a little hint of this project last week when I showed you


 my teen daughter's 


Here is what we started out with.  Two little end tables from a local garage sale site for $30.  Not too bad for two pieces of furniture.  They had a cute crackle/faux finish with some flowers painted on.  I looked a bit beyond that and loved the little curves of these tables!




I started with a wipe-down of Clorox Cleanup to get any dust or grime off.
My Assistants were right there with me every step of the way!




I painted them with Miss Mustard Seed Flow Blue mixed with the MMS Bonding Agent.
I wanted great adhesion with no chipping - exactly what I got.
I chose this type of paint since it shows the imperfect paint strokes, like a bit of a washed effect.  I thought the finish would look great in front of our new Chalkboard Wall. 

MyLove doesn't like for me to paint in the house but he was out of town for a few days so let's just keep that between us, okay?  


The color turned out a bit darker than I had anticipated, maybe I mixed a little too much.
That's okay, I still like it.  
I'm crushing on those pretty curvy legs.


And a little surprise inside the drawers! 
Fabric and ModPodge steps it up a notch, don't you think? 



I protected it all with a coat of Minwax Poly Satin Gloss.
The doors never made it back on and I kind of like it that way.

I am so glad I decided to photograph them outside because it really shows the true color!
The Hobby Lobby knobs look so cute!


A mix of light and dark blues!
Pretty Colors. 

Pretty Accessories.

Stuff that a young teen girl would love! 





Now you can see a bit of my vision for her room.  
Do I have a vision?  Not really but I am trying to tie it all together somehow! 
I am working off of this fabric and hope it does the trick.
Cheery, Isn't it?






I haven't gotten any comments on the blog lately.  Not sure why everyone is so quiet these days... crickets! 
My stats tell me otherwise, so I know you are still there.
I'm not gonna lie, feeling a bit lonely! 
I am so glad my daughter likes the vibrant colors so I can jump out of my comfort zone for awhile!
Any blue furniture in your house?
Have a great day! 



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