Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Anchor And Amber

 I love painting furniture.

And, when this coffee table was sitting on my work table at Junk Mama's General Store, a customer asked, "are you going to paint that?" To which I replied, "yes!" Then she asked, "why?" To which I replied, "because I'm a furniture painter." I could've gone on about how the piece was dated, the wood wasn't a pretty color, it was scratched up,...

Although dated, I wanted to highlight some of the vintage style detail.

Since I was going to use Dixie Belle Paint Company's Silk paint, I gave the table a light scuff sanding and cleaned the table with Dixie Belle's White Lightening cleaner. 

I chose the color, Anchor.

 I loved this little trim detail around the top of the coffee table and decided not to paint over it.

Once I had given the coffee table two coats of Silk, I used Gemstone Mousse to highlight the details on the table. The color, Amber, was a great compliment to the trim that I left unpainted.

The Gemstone Mousse is highly pigmented and needs very little for great coverage. I simply used my finger to apply it to all the raised detailed areas.

 Anchor and Amber gave this dated coffee table a more modern, up to date, feel.

And, it's a lot less expensive to paint an old piece of furniture than to buy new!

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  1. I get that question often too and I just say that I'm going to restore it. I guess it's a little hard to say when you're painting the piece on site. LOL You did a beautiful job "restoring" this harp table, Virgina. Love the colors!

  2. Love this transformation! Also love that gemstone mousse - pretty cool! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Pinned! xo Kathleen

  3. What an absolutely STUNNING piece. Featuring when my link party opens tonight. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Virginia, you did an amazing job with this table - it's gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing it at Farmhouse Friday - we're featuring you at tomorrow's party!

  5. Stunning table! Would love it if you added it to my Friday With Friends link party :)

  6. Congrats, you are being featured at the the Friday with Friends link party! Thank you for adding your posts, it was a pleasure to feature such a well done piece of furniture :)

  7. You did a wonderful job on this. Such a wonderful transformation. Thanks for sharing on Friday with Friends!


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