Monday, November 26, 2012

She's got legs!

Recognize the little table I brought home from Reno,
all dressed up and ready to go?
Love those legs! 

The 'before' picture.

 Notice the change of floor covering? Since I could only photograph the table in my work room I decided to cover the drop cloth with burlap. I found this giant piece of burlap at the Army Navy store and thought it would be a good rug. It's a little thin but I think I'll paint a graphic on it and use it for photography.

I didn't fix or fill boo-boos. The table has so much of its own patina and I didn't want to take that away.

I had soooo much fun doing this table! It was so freeing after doing a few harlequin pieces. I had no idea what was going to happen because of the resist (which I put on randomly and later couldn't remember where it was.)


My work room is so small I had to sit in the closet for this shot.

I used such a merry mixture of paint on this table that I'm having a hard time remembering what I did. I mixed ASCP Duck Egg Blue with CeCe Caldwell Alaska Tundra for the green. The yellow is mostly Arles with some Mississippi Mud. I used chapstick and petroleum jelly for the resist. Then I finished off with clear and dark waxes.
The table top was sanded and stained American Walnut followed by layers and layers of wipe-on ploy.

The End.

Linking to:
diy show off
under the table and dreaming
mod vintage life
my uncommon slice of suburbia
primitive and proper
elizabeth and co.
the rustic pig
miss mustard seed
thrifty decor chick


  1. Love the table, you did a great job!

  2. Wow, that was quick! You just got that table! Looks great though.

  3. It looks fabulous! I can imagine it would be fun after doing Harlequin patterns!

  4. This is so beautiful and rich. I'm happy to know about you! Thanks for visiting my site, too! Leslie

  5. had no idea about this use for chapstick!

    hope you can stop by when you have a moment.

    smiles and sunshine to you.


  6. The patina you created on the legs is to die for!

  7. I love what you did with this table. It looks like it has always been this way....which is a good thing : )
    I'm your newest follower.

  8. Great table, Daena! The legs always get me first, too.

  9. Dumb question from a novice, what is "resist"?

  10. Jerry Andrews, I believe a resist would not take the paint, so therefore creating an uneven, distressed look. So Vaseline for instance, the paint would go right over it because it created a barrier from the wood. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. :)

  11. Beautiful! Gonna try this! This so much for sharing!

  12. I am in Love with what you did with this table and think I have to do it to my own. What is the red that is on the legs? How did you apply the green and yellow, one on top of the other or just super random? Thanks, Pam