A Matching Work Table

Well I couldn’t very well have a beautiful sewing table sitting there all alone in my craft room without a worktable to match now could I? In one of my recent Saturday Morning Adventures, I came across this solid oak table at a flea market for a STEAL! Completely boring, but a good, solid, sturdy piece of furniture none the less.
That’s always something you want to look for if you want to give furniture restorations a try yourself.  A piece may have the ugliest shade of orange, or may even be covered in a ton of stickers (one of my upcoming projects :) If you can look past the ugly and see potential, you got yourself a project!

I chose Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White for the base color for the table. So easy to use, no prep, no sanding, no fuss! AWESOME! Love it!!! I gave it two good even coats, because of the rich color of wood.
Kinda look like bowling pins huh? :)
Then I taped off the areas I was going to paint as the accents. These areas I painted with some left over Behr Paint and Primer in Gem Turquoise I used on the sewing table. Looking back, I really didn’t need to tape off the areas. I had to go back and do so many touch- ups it wasn’t worth the time it took me to tape it off.  If you have a steady hand, you shouldn’t have a problem doing it on your own.  Skip the painters tape.

It needed something else… So I applied a wall decal I found in a clearance bin at a local craft store to the top of the table.

I gave it a coat of Annie Sloan Clear wax and distressed it up a bit and finished it up with another coat of wax.

There it is all finish up! It's not it my craft room yet, I want to give the wax a few more days to cure before I put anything on top of it, but I am dying to get it in there! What do you think?  I'd love to hear your comments! Thanks for stopping by!
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Hooked on Decorating said...

Wow! Another awesome transformation Dawn. You have a gift for sure. Isn't it great that we can take something that's boring and lifeless and make it into something special with a little paint and time? Thanks for sharing. :)

Dawn Harmon said...

Thank you so much! It turned out better than I thought it would. I'm still testing new techniques out with the chalk paint, but I'm glad this one turned out so well! I also saw on your blog that you are feeling better too! Thats awesome news! Keep taking care of yourself! Thanks again Carrie!

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Casandra said...

Great job! I'm hoping to find something just like this for my sewing room as a cutting table. Dying to try out chalk paint. Your project turned out awesome. thanks for sharing!

Dawn Harmon said...

Chalk Paint is amazing! I love it! It is so easy to use, no prep, and no sanding! There are also a ton of recipes out there to make your own at home if you want to try that first! I say give it a try! :)

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

This looks really great!

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