Us Arizonan’s have been SO spoiled with our gorgeous 70-80 degree temps, aka: prime painting weather, and I was too happy to get started revamping a couch table I snagged on Craigslist for $70… AND completed in just 3 easy steps! Here’s a peek at the drab before (this now-sofa table had me at those legs! Pretty cute!)
For only $15 more on paint/supplies, I spent under $100 and am totally diggin’ the after of this piece!
I lovely love love the vaseline distressing tip I saw on one of my fave sites and used it on my kitchen barstools redo last year. Worked like a charm! I couldn’t wait to try it again with 3 colors instead of 2 and am pretty happy with the results. To get started you will first need to sand your furniture. (If you follow along on instagram then you saw my hot date one weekend with my Ridgid sander. Haha!) Anyway, just wipe it down and you’re ready to paint. I chose Glidden’s Midwinter Sky in a pale blue hue, a timeless color that pairs well with Cotton White (also Glidden) and the natural dark table that I allowed to peek through.
You can transform a piece of furniture in just 3 EASY STEPS:
1. Sand 2. Paint. 3. Distress
Lets take a closer look at the steps: 1. Sand. I used a 100 grit sandpaper but you may need to go heavier if the varnish you’re removing is thick. 2. Choose 2 colors of paint: 1 to peek through your top coat and of course, the top coat. Paint the under color first, brushing on in areas you want to show through your top coat. You can see the full tutorial on Shanty2Chic for the vaseline trick but I also wiped some vaseline on the original color of the table to peek through around the blue as well. 3.Distress the heck out of this piece without a messy sander; a good 80-100 grit piece of sandpaper by hand works wonder as the area where the vaseline practically wipes itself away.
That’s it! Can you believe the longest part of this redo was the sanding? I simply cannot go back to non-primer paint again, (I am spoiled!) and not having to do multiple coats saves a ton of time, which is a must for this busy momma. This was a fairly quick redo with a dramatic result!
And one more “before/after” shot:
We’ve said it a million times but it never ceases to amaze us what a little paint can do to spruce up a piece! :)