Saturday, November 21, 2009

I Painted Some Pine Furniture

With a little inspiration from Edie and Nester, I painted an old pine table I had.

I knew it was old, ugly and dirty, but the plant I kept on the top hid the ugliness a little bit. I just about died when I looked at the photo I took because I just didn't realize how bad it was. I bought this table 10 years ago, and don't really want to buy new furniture right now.

So first I painted it creamy white. I wasn't liking the color or the rust colored hardware. It just wasn't working for me.

So after the layer of white, I painted a pale blue.

I distressed the whole thing with my electric sander.


I also took the hardware right off and spray painted it with flat black to give it an iron look.

The above photo shows my laziness. See, at the top, I didn't paint underneath the lid. My guests don't open it up so I'm not going to waste any more time on it.


I finished it by rubbing on some Miniwax Finishing Wax Paste. It gives a little color to the wood spots. It also gives a little shine, because that pine wood can be really dry especially after I ran a sander over it, and protects the wood from moisture.
Next, I'm going to tackle my pine bedroom furniture. Here is my inspiration at Pottery Barn. I love the bright red furniture with pale blue walls!

On a sidenote, I stripped my lovely vinyl floor in the room with the table and polished it with this stuff. Can you see the spot I missed? That's how shiny the polish gets this floor. You just wipe it on, too. It's not hard work. Strip the floor first to get TONS of dirt out of it.

12 comments:

edie said...

Heather,
It looks amazing! Never underestimate the power of paint. Love to you and yours and thanks for sharing,
Hugs,
edie

Amber said...

Love the new look and the shade of blue. It looks like a whole new piece of furniture!

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Kim said...

The table looks really, really good! The distressing & black hardware are just the right finishing touches.

Sandy said...

Love it! And wanted to say hi and Happy TG! Love, S

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Love the new look! At first I liked the rusty hardware, but the black does make it look like iron, another love of mine.

the cottage child said...

Oh my goodness, what a transformation. Can I tell you, I wanted that EXACT same table about 12 years ago, and never had the space for a big square. Looking at your paint job, I want it again. And wouldn't you know, I still don't have room for a big square!

You did a beautiful job, now I'm off to look at your PB inspiration.

Donna said...

That came out gorgeous. I love painted furniture, it just warms up a room.

Christy said...

Why buy a new piece of furniture when you have a great piece like that. I LOVE how it turned out!!!

Beth said...

I love this! Great color and you are good at this.
Beth

dianneavery said...

It looks great!

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