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My Little Green Table SOLD!!!

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This was my next project. Found her in a little shop way in the back where no one could see her charm. She really needed some loving with all the scratches and gouges she had on her top. She has the cutest design....raised edge around the top with a lower section in the front, rather like a tray might be. Sturdy shelf below and I just LOVE the scroll design at the legs.
She is 24" W, 15" D and 22 1/2" H.
Update:
I have had some people ask what kind of paint I used. She was painted with Rustoleum spray paint. The glaze is by Rustoleum and the poly is Minwas Satin Finish. My apologies....I thought I had used the cocoa brown glaze but it is actually Java.
Time: 4 Days Cost: $12.00 Difficulty: Easy
  • my littlerepainted and stenciled green side table, painted furniture
First....to sand her down.
  • my littlerepainted and stenciled green side table, painted furniture
Next I needed to get her boo boos filled since a few of those gouges were pretty deep. Getting there. Now to prime her.
  • my littlerepainted and stenciled green side table, painted furniture
Two coats of flat primer. She was covered nicely. Next...paint.
  • my littlerepainted and stenciled green side table, painted furniture
I first painted her in Heirloom White and then decided to use a green paint for her trim. I diluted the green so it came out a lot softer....a nice pale green. (It used to be Forest Green) A little water in a pail with my forest green paint and it turned in to a nice, soft green. LOVE it! Now....what to do with the top. STENCIL it!!! But....what kind of stencil.....hmmmmmm..... (light bulb moment) I know what to use!!
  • my littlerepainted and stenciled green side table, painted furniture
First I gave her another coat of paint on the legs and front trim. Again, a soft green.
I found this really cute stencil design at Hobby Lobby! It reminded me of wings for some reason and the scroll I did along the side was like the icing on my cake.
  • my littlerepainted and stenciled green side table, painted furniture
Sorry about the shadow....the sun was brighter than my flash.... ;) Gotta love sunlight.
Added a dark color to the bands on her "ankles" since she was dark there to begin with. A nice cocoa brown...worked really well. Since I had left the bottom of the legs Heirloom White, the same as the shelves and scrolls, it helped to pull the look together.
Next I went to work sanding her a little. Just enough to give her an "aged" look.
  • my littlerepainted and stenciled green side table, painted furniture
And the final step...a nice satin poly finish! Gave her a nice shine.
  • my littlerepainted and stenciled green side table, painted furniture
I just love the way she turned out! Am toying with keeping her but....she really needs a home where she will shine in her own way and my house has no room for her....sigh....... Am going to miss this little lady.
  • my littlerepainted and stenciled green side table, painted furniture
She, along with my RoadSide Dresser will be in my Etsy shop once I get that opened....am still new to this social media posting. But, we are never too old to learn. :) So...what do you think?
My next project is a little table that has been in my parlor for years. Here's a peek at her...before her facelift....
  • my littlerepainted and stenciled green side table, painted furniture
Until next time....

Got a question about this project?

  • Sue
    Sue Springfield, OH
    on Feb 26, 2015

    That is unbelievable how a ugly little table couldn't turn out to be so beautiful. You have done a wonderful job keep up the good work

    • Renee Seeling
      Renee Seeling Mendota, IL
      on Feb 26, 2015

      @Sue Thank you. :) And I will keep up the work...am having too much fun to stop. Just finished a jewelry box, have 4 more am working on plus some chairs, side tables, the coffee table, wall shelves.....oh my....

  • Deborah Baugher
    Deborah Baugher York, PA
    on Mar 15, 2015

    Thanks for sharing your ideas....I have a side table needs a facelift...I feel confident I will do a Good Job....Thank You Again!!!

    • Renee Seeling
      Renee Seeling Mendota, IL
      on Mar 15, 2015

      @Deborah Baugher You're welcome. I'm glad my table gave you confidence. It really is pretty easy. If "I" can do this....and it was one of my first tries at refinishing furniture....you can surely do it too.

  • Deborah Baugher
    Deborah Baugher York, PA
    on Mar 15, 2015

    This will be my first project of this kind..I am quite excited now...:-)

    • Renee Seeling
      Renee Seeling Mendota, IL
      on Mar 15, 2015

      @Deborah Baugher Cool! You are going to have so much fun now. Be sure to post pictures too. Would love to see how your table comes out!!!

  • Drdyson1204
    Drdyson1204
    on Feb 19, 2016

    Keep it up. This turned out great. Good luck with Etsy!

  • Christopher Stephenson
    Christopher Stephenson United Kingdom
    on Apr 12, 2016

    I'm quite interested to know how much you sold the table for after all that hard work?

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