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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

CeCe Caldwell Part Deux

CeCe and the Three Little Tables
UPDATED!!

Now the the Smokey Mountain tables. I found these tables at different sales over a period of time and when I put them together last week they seemed like they were related. So they all got to be smokey blue.


Aren't they cute? Just look at those faces ......


I used a cabinet scraper to distress the edges since sandpaper wasn't working well for me. I love my cabinet scrapers anyway. They are quick and fun to use.


You can see the brush strokes here. I tried using a foam roller but got little bumps all over. Maybe I should have thinned the paint a little but after the coverage challenge I had with Vintage White I was hesitant.

UPDATED: I sanded down the brush strokes on all three tables and repainted with Smokey Mountain that was thinned with a lot of water. The result is perfection! An absolutely smooth surface. So, despite seeming to be really thin, the paint needs to be thinned for best results.



I have a couple more small tables and a footstool that I'm going to paint with the CeCe Caldwell paint. Now that I know what to expect, I'm interested to see if the results are different. For example, I'll use primer under the white paint next time. And maybe thin the Smokey Mountain a little bit.

9 comments:

  1. Lovong these tables too! I love that you left the tops stained. I have 2 tables in my Den that i want to look like these!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  2. I love your tables, and they do look as if they belong together. Painting furniture with that distressed look is always a little tricky, but yours look great. It's always fun to experiment though... I'll be anxious to see what you do next.
    Blessings!
    Geneva

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  3. Great color and trio! I'm your newest follower too!

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  4. What a great color. I love the contrast of the stained tops with the paint. Beautiful!

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  5. I've never heard of this paint before. I'm a huge ASCP fan but I'm always willing to try something else so I can make an informed and educated decision. Thanks for sharing your experience with it. Your pieces look great.

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  6. The tables are just beautiful...such a professional...what a beautiful color..

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  7. Fantastic job!! I love the color. :) ~Megan

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  8. These are wonderful. I couldn't find an email to get a hold of you so I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. I am a fan of your blog and enjoy your creativity and content. I myself was nominated for this award and it is with great pleasure that I pass it on to you. Check out my post for all the details! Congratulations

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  9. Oh my perfection! What beautiful tables. I have to admit, I love my scraper as well....it is a bit more fun than sandpaper & sooo much quicker.
    I am your newest follower :)

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