08 February 2011

Before and After: Lee's Rustic Blue Console Table

When Lee was referred to me by a co-worker to paint her antique console table, I couldn't wait to get started! Then she brought it over. Wow. What an amazing piece. I couldn't bear to paint it! I instantly fell in love with the rustic feel and heavy wood spindle legs. It was a bit beaten and battered, but obviously a piece that will stand the test of time. I tried to buy it from her for my own home to no avail! Oh well, a girl can try.

Isn't she a beaut?


I'm all for painting wood, but it seemed a shame on such a gorgeous table. Lee explained how her house is absolutely full of wood, from the floors to the trim to other pieces of furniture. It was time to add a pop of colour to the home. But because of the beat-up nature of the table, a more distressed look would be the best compliment.

Lee chose a bright sky blue called 'Bear Run' by CIL that I've used on other projects. I lightly sanded down the table and went without the primer (because primer shows through when you distress the paint and I knew I would be sealing the piece, also because more paint weathering down the line would be okay). I dry brushed on the paint for a more 'imperfect' look, deliberately leaving some of the wood showing in the nooks and crannies. Then I sanded the paint for more distressing and sealed it up good with water-based polyurethane. Lovely!

It's perfectly rustic and charming at the same time (plus it fits perfectly into my own home decor {wink!}). Check it out!







Lee came by to pick it up and was as happy as I was with the results. Can't wait to see pics of it in their home!

If you live in the Winnipeg area and are interested in having Lather Creations transform a piece of your old/out of date/ugly wood furniture, email me at lhume1@mts.net. I've love to chat about turning it into something special!

Happy Tuesday friends!

9 comments:

  1. That is a gorgeous table! The distressed blue is perfect on it {and I agree, it would look lovely in your home ;) } and I think that it was the perfect piece for your special touch.

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  2. That looks beautiful, Lenore! I love the colour, just perfect for the beachy look :)

    xx Karen

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  3. That table is so lovely! I adore it! I would love to have it in my house! Angie xo

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  4. loooove that soft shade of blue! i did a table almost exactly like htis before! i left the top dark wood and creamified the base. it's always fun to see the same piece different ways.

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  5. It does look perfect in your home! The wall colour you've selected in your entry is a perfect back drop for all of your projects. Do you remember what that colour is? I love the distressing on this table.
    ~c

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  6. Beautiful, Lenore. Love the color and yes, it does fit perfectly into your home. You did a great job on this table!

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  7. So pretty - love the color and it's perfectly distressed!

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  8. oooh i love that colour, lenore! looks great!

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  9. This is a beautiful shade of blue! It looks perfect on the table!

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Thanks so much for stopping by, I love reading all your comments! If you have a specific question, please email me at lhume1@mts.net. XO Lenore