Painting on my mind.

My friend Reeve and I stopped by the Habitat Store one day after I got off work at Sanctuary of Davidson.  I saw this cute little end table out of the corner of my eye.  Another lady was pulling out all the little drawers and turning it on it sides trying to find the price.  She stood there for what seemed like 3 hours looking it over.  Finally she walked away.  I immediately grabbed it up and took it to the check out line to see how much it cost.  $25.00.
$25.00 is a little more than I like to spend on a piece of furniture but I had already had a  great idea for it.  Plus my daughter had reclaimed her little black table that I had tried to use in the guest room.  I had a perfect place for it as well.  Sold.
It had a very shiny finish, but I had no time for sanding.  I had company coming and wanted to have it painted and set up in the guest room before they arrived.  Never mind the Christmas shopping, food shopping, and cleaning I needed to get done, I had painting on my mind.
I grabbed a variety of colors in Chalk Paint.  If you haven’t heard of chalk paint yet, it is the best paint to use on furniture that you don’t want to sand or has a shiny finish.
In less than an hour I had two coats of paint on my little table.  I should have let the paint dry in between coats for at least 2 hours but I was in a hurry, plus I knew that I was going to really distress the paint so it didn’t have to be perfect.
Before distressing and glazing.
After I distressed with my sand paper and then with my sander I wanted to add dimension so I grabbed my glaze.

I also pulled the knobs off and switched them around a bit for a little extra charm.

I am so glad my daughter took back her little black table because I really love this little guy!

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15 Responses to Painting on my mind.

  1. Andi's English Attic December 29, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    WOW! WOW! WOW!

    Chalk paint, huh? I have a repro side table in my shed and I've been putting off sanding. I'll give the chalk paint a go. xx

  2. Greta December 29, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    Oh to have some creative artistic ability! What an amazing find. You are so talented friend!

  3. kimB521 December 29, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    Love it! My Grandpa had a chest like it that he used for tools and drill bits, but it was not in that sort of condition. Beautiful. I need to go get my paint on.

  4. Jenny Stein December 29, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    This is so awesome!! (I love ALL your stuff) I can't wait to try it!

  5. ReaderWoman December 30, 2011 at 12:11 am #

    I wasn't sure about your color selections 'til I saw it all finished and “distressed” with the knobs switched around, and then I was in serious like with this work of art! Have 2 dressers and a headboard to match together, and Anne Sloan paint seems the way to go!

  6. reeve December 30, 2011 at 2:28 am #

    It turned out so well! I got a record stand at the auction last night ($5) that I want to paint like this…help!

  7. Good Time Charlie December 30, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    This is SO CUTE!! I actually gasped out loud. I can't believe you got this piece for $25! Please come by and link up if you get a chance at my party tomorrow. Happy New Years!

  8. Button Bird Designs December 30, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Yes Chalk paint is amazing!!!! I have used it on lots anemones of different surfaces and it works wonders! No sanding at all required!!!! You do have to order online and it is a little pricey but totally worth it!!!

  9. Button Bird Designs December 30, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    Thank you Greta!! When do I get to see you again!?!? Still trying to figure out that Thirsday morning group!!!
    Lots of love

  10. Button Bird Designs December 30, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    Yes you go get your paint on girlfriend!!! I can't believe your grandpa had one like this! I have never seen anything like it! Whoever used it before me used it to keep all their sewing notions in. Love it!!!
    Love you

  11. Button Bird Designs December 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    Jen Stein!!
    We need to get together and brain storm some ideas!!! I love your style!!!
    Lots of love

  12. Button Bird Designs December 30, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    Reader Woman
    Yes I know the colors throw me off everytime! It is amazing how distressing and glazing a piece can totally change the look!
    Good luck with your furniture, I am sure you will love the chalk paint!

  13. Button Bird Designs December 30, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    A record stand for 5 bucks!?!?!? I can not wait to go to this auction!!!!!

  14. Button Bird Designs December 30, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    Good Time Charlie
    Ok I am heading over now to link up! Please don't laugh but I have had noooooooooo luck linking up on the past!! I am so computer unsmart!!!!! My computer just doesn't like me!! But I am going to TRY!

  15. Kellie January 2, 2012 at 1:20 am #

    It looks fabulous!

    Is that a work table/island I spy in the background? Please share more information and pictures of your home!

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