Distressed Old White ASCP End Tables

It was a super busy weekend but at least I got some things accomplished, including a little furniture makeover for my best friend’s house.
CHALK PAINT white end tableShe’s in the process of refreshing her family room a bit and was in desperate need of new end tables. We were seriously shopping her house and my furniture graveyard (code word for basement). At one point we had 5 different end tables sitting in the room but nothing seemed quite right.

Then we searched her basement and found two of these… Perfect shape and size for her family room. Just needed a coat of paint.

old white ASCP end table beforeWe decided on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. Great coverage, plus we wanted to distress the edges a bit. Hey, with her 4 kids they’re going to get banged up no matter what. Might as well give them a head start.

ASCP old white end tableI actually primed them a bit first, even though it’s not needed with chalk paint. Then I did two coats of Annie Sloan.

old white end table ASCPOnce that dried I distressed the edges with my sanding wedge and gave the entire table a coat of clear wax.

old white ASCP tableAnd here’s the new end table in its place…

ASCP old white end tableI love this room. It kind of has a beachy feel to it with the color scheme, pillows, and accents.

Now you really can’t tell it’s distressed until you’re up close since the original color of the wood is so light. But the subtle pops of wood showing through are my favorite part.

old white distressed end table

ASCP distressed white end table

distressed old white end tableAnd we even toyed around with switching out the hardware, but I think it works with the new tables.

paint distressed old white end tableNow I did mention that there’s two of these tables that I painted over the weekend. The other one sits on the other side of the room, but I’m saving that reveal for another day when we make her window cornices. So stay tuned…

CHALK PAINT white end table

Goodwill Find: Gold Leaf Wall Art

This past weekend was definitely about crossing little projects off my to-do list. I put up my photo gallery wall in the stairwell, updated a lamp shade, and I finally got around to adding a bit of paint to some wall art.

gold leaf wall art makeoverI found these gold leaves at my local Goodwill for $6 but the background design didn’t fit my decor or style. But I just couldn’t look past the awesomeness of the gold leaves so I scooped them up.

leaf wall art from goodwillI have a lot of charcoal blue color throughout my main floor and thought a little bit of paint could totally transform these puppies. 

pittsburgh gray cc caldwell paintThis little sample size paint of CeCe Caldwell’s chalk paint in Pittsburgh Gray has been sitting in my craft room for about a year and luckily it was the perfect shade for my home. And since it’s chalk paint I didn’t have to prep the artwork at all…. well except for a deep clean which really made the gold color pop a lot more!

painted goodwill leaf artSo I didn’t tape off the leaves or anything, just carefully worked my small paintbrush around the gold edges. 

gold leaf wall artwork

gold leaf wall artAnd I found a great little niche to hang these in my kitchen, just a few steps away from my floral and charcoal gray breakfast room chairs.  

breakfast room tableI seriously love the gold. And the gray seems to make them pop even more.

gold leaf wall artwork

gold leaf wall artworkSo they’re hanging in the kitchen now in this weird little empty space. Not quite sure why the cabinets in our new home don’t continue to the edge of the wall leading to our hearth room… but I have an idea for this space.

gold leaf wall artSomeday… and I mean seriously someday in the far future… I’d love to continue the countertop and add a wine fridge down below. Maybe even some wine bottle racks. Ooh, maybe instead of the artwork above some built-ins?

gold-leaf-wall-art-with-wine-cabinet Again, this is a someday project. Not today. I wish.

So, do you ever find stuff at Goodwill and tweak it to fit your style?
Can you picture easy transformations in your head like me? 

gold leaf wall art makeover