Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pedestal Table of My Dreams: 3 Days Until Justin Trade Days

This is the before it's transformation.  This picture does not accurately show the green that this table was.  This picture makes it seem like it's a deep teal with black overlays.  The next picture is more accurate.

It very much looks like 90s country decor.  We LOVE country around here, but we do a little more country shabby funky not country homely.  It came from Haverty's and it has a BEAUTIFUL shape, and now it has BEAUTIFUL color, too!

SQUEAK!!!!! It seriously is the table of my dreams.  The top is painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite covered in straight dark wax.  Please note, you cannot add the dark wax to any other color of paint without first using the clear wax.  It will stain the paint in a way that is not desired, and the only solution is to repaint and start again.  The base is painted in Duck Egg and protected with a coat of clear wax and distressed with dark wax and Graphite.

Don't you just love the way the dark colors gather at the creases?  No reason to pull out the kid table for holidays.  This table has a leaf for added space for your Thanksgiving meal and for more people to gather round! Well, you might still need a kid table and a table for the freaks at table 9 (that's a reference from  The Wedding Singer), but now someone can graduate to the adult table!

Well, it's back to work! There's lots to be done before the first ever Justin Trade Days, so adios amigos!

Justin Trade Days will be held November 10th-11th at 15306 Hwy 114, Justin, Texas 76247.

Catch more of this series 18 Days Until Justin Trade Days right here:

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  1. Love this!! Question. When you say you distressed the bottom with dark wax and graphite, did you combine the paint with the wax? Or apply one, then the other? Curious.

  2. Hi - this is exactly the look we're going for with our pedestal table! LOVE.I also wondered the same thing as the previous commenter - about the bottom and the dark wax with the graphite - what exactly did you do here? AND - what color are your chairs??

    1. I painted the base in Annie Sloan in Graphite, and then I used the dark wax right on top. This is only possible because the paint is already black. Any other color requires a layer of clear wax first. Hope this helps.

    2. I think they mean how you distressed the bottom with graphite and dark wax. Did you mix dark wax with graphite for distressing?

  3. Beautiful! Love the color combo duck egg blue with graphite! I have identical pedestal table but it's a sofa table and I painted mine using French Linen with 50/50 dark & clear wax. I read your advise about applying clear wax first. I read through every blog and that is how it is supposed to be done; but, I don't, which shortens the project one step. So instead I either apply dark wax depending on color paint or 50/50 dark/clear wax. If I feel it's too dark, then I apply clear wax to cloth and rub it in which becomes lighter. It works! Just thought I'd share. Great job!!!


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