Monday, October 22, 2012

From Dark to Light

Good Afternoon, everyone.  My blogging is a little late but here goes for a Monday.  I started this project and was having such a good time creating  and painting that I forgot to take the before picture.  The table was and is in good shape but the finish was way to dark and really banged up.  The shape of the table is really cute and anyone could find a home for it.  It could be used in a entrance hallway with a mirror hanging above it or as a side table.  So here is the table that I painted and antiqued.
I used a really dark cream, almost a light beige paint.  I had seen a pillow done with the year 1935 on it and I thought that this particular design would look fun on the top of the table.  So, I drew the design lightly with pencil and than starting filling in design with a burnt umber acrylic paint.  When the design finally dried, I than took the burnt umber paint and starting antiquing the piece.  I kept on rubbing the paint around and off til I got the desired effect.

 So, what do you think?

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  1. I really like the finish u applied and the stensil too. The table turned out great.

    Jennifer @ decorated chaos

  2. Lovely!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. that's darling! i do love the design and what a great way to breathe new life into a piece! thanks so much for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this adorable table at Restyled Sundays. I really have to try this one of these days, but I'm not sure I can fill in that well.