When my husband and I built our home in 1987, we went on a little shopping spree in Seattle and found furniture. Most of the furniture we bought in 1987 is long gone but this sofa table remains. It is perfect for holding plants on our landing.
It is pretty dated and worn though.
This is a job for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I posted my first Annie Sloan project, my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Kitchen at the beginning of the month. Truth be told, I painted my kitchen last year. This year when I went through Centralia, Washington I purchased five more quarts of Annie Sloan paint at Attic Door Vintiques. I found more blue, yellow, red, lavender, and off white. I was ready for anything.
The tools I needed for this project were, Windex and a cloth, paint, a paint stirrer, a plastic container, a paint brush and a plastic measuring cup. The top of the table was ratty so I needed to sand it a little bit. I washed the table with a few spritzes of Windex and the cloth. I gave it a little sanding and the it was ready for painting.
There was a specific red I wanted for this table and the Attic Door stockist told me I would need to mix equal parts Emperor's Silk and Emile. I used the measuring cup for this. It was messy!
I wasn't sure about this pink, but I soldiered on.
I really wasn't sure about the pinkish color when I finished the table. It didn't look anything like the color on the dresser I'd fallen in love with at the Attic Door, but, I continued on. It was nice to have all the junk covered up. And anything would be an improvement.
The secret was in this little can. Dark wax made my table look exactly the way I wanted it to.
Isn't it pretty and shiny!
Didn't the color turn out great!
When the geranium and African violets are in bloom, it will look even more lovely!
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