Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sweet and Simple Little Farm Table

I recently picked up this "mini farm table" and thought I'd have a little fun with the paint job.  It's difficult to see in the picture below, but it literally had the worst stain job that I've ever seen, but I wasn't worried about that at all...


because I had a new can of chalk paint (Provence) that I knew would go right over the top without any problems and the dark finish underneath was a bonus for distressing purposes. 
I simply painted on only one coat of the Provence chalk paint....
stenciled a pattern on the top with antique white acrylic paint (more on this stencil here)....
Added highlights of the white paint along the edge and legs...
Distressed the table with 220-grit sandpaper all over and finished it out with furniture wax...
all in about the span of a naptime.
It sort of has a bit of a Swedish look about it, doesn't it? 
The power of a little paint always amazes me!


46 comments:

Carrie Allen said...

The table looks fab! I love the pattern you painted on the top.

suzyq said...

It's such a small blogworld, ( after all, lol )
I am working on a coffee table that I'm also doing an allover stencil pattern on!
Yours is just beautiful - great job:)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love it. I haven't tried stenciling a piece of furniture yet, but love the look.

YONKS said...

Beautiful job, you probably added quite a few bucks to the value too. Now, how can I get it to the UK? :-)
Di
xoxo

Full Circle Creations said...

Your table looks great. Love the stencil and the color!

Holly

uniquelyyoursormine said...

I really like that! It's very Sweedish looking to me, the Provence and white combination is perfect! Hope you are keeping cool! - Susan

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Great job on this table! I just picked up a couple of chairs that I am going to re-do that are painted red right now. I am going to try the chalk paint like you did and see how it goes. I hope my results are and great as yours today!

Wild Oak Designs said...

Isn't chalk paint wonderful??
Love your table...
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Tammy of {Tattered and Timeless} said...

Kristen,
Once again you amaze me. You are so on task now. I am impressed by all that you accomplish - keep it up. Has mom moved out yet?
tammy

Tammy of {Tattered and Timeless} said...

Kristen,
You've done it again. You truly amaze me with all the cool things you accomplish. Keep at it girl. Has your mom moved out here yet?
tammy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Kristen! Love the colors you chose. What a fun stencil, too!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

wow, just one coat? it's wonderful!!

Michele Smith said...

Wow, it looks fantastic! You're right it does look sort of swedish! It is amazing the things that can be done during nap time :)
Have a great weekend

thefinestkind said...

oh my goodness. SO eye-catching. I love it!

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

The table looks amazing. I love the stencil on top. You did a fabulous job.

Nif said...

Visiting from Coastal Charm. This table looks amazing! The blue color is perfect, and I like how you used white on the edges and legs. Cool stencil, too. Great job!

Miss Charming said...

Love the transformation! Such a beautiful job, Kristen. (I have a can of Provence--now, what to paint?)

chateau chic said...

I LOVE, Love, Love how your little farm table turned out. A great piece to perk up a room.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Mary Alice

the salvage collection said...

YES, it screams vintage swedish and i LOVE it!! stunning!

Cynthia said...

That turned out just beautiful! Farmstyle tables are my favorite!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Cute, cute, cute. I love the whimsey of it. Great blue. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Janet said...

You did such an amazing job! I love how it looks now!
Blessings,
Janet

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

OH my you do such a nice job! I love the design you put on it and the colors. It doesn't really look like the same table! You really enhanced it nicely! Great job!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is so cute! it ha a very scandinavian vibe!

Aledia said...

Hi!
I'm your newest follower and I LOVE this table!! You did such a wonderful job!! I look forward to browsing your blog, have a great night!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love your little table. It came out so cute!

Danielle

Natalie said...

Visiting from Savvy Southern Style - Wow this table is amazing - I hope you dont mind - just given you a shout out on my FB page http://www.facebook.com/pages/NorthShore-Days/235617543185297

And I'm following xxx Nat
http://northshoredays.blogspot.co.nz

Kammy's Korner said...

Just LOVE it. I'm a huge fan of stenciling on furniture - pinning this! Way to go. :)

Anne said...

Love this table, so sweet. Wonderful job.
Anne

Megan @ Apple House Revival said...

Very sweet. It's always a bonus when the previous finish (no matter how horrible) works to your advantage. I love the extra highlight on the edge and legs. Little details like that make a piece really special in my opinions.

The Burlap Cottage said...

Just love the Old White detailing on the top and the legs. It really makes that piece special. Provence is such a pretty color

julie - eab designs said...

Love this!!! You did an amazing job.

AngiLovesBlue said...

Wow, the table is so sweet!!!
Wish you a wonderful weekend
Angi

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Gorgeous table...!...Love, love the stenciling...need to rethink some of my painting projects now!!...Fantastic job!!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Great color, and great stencil pattern. You almost can't tell it's the same table! Isn't it fun (and rewarding) when a makeover turns out this good? You did a fab job!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Hello friend!

Shirley said she just met you and you were wonderful! I told her I already knew that :)

Have an awesome day!
karianne

Suzy said...

Hi Kristen. It was so great to meet you yesterday! I'm really looking forward to working together on the Southern Bloggers Conference. I'm glad to finally see the blue table that everyone was raving about. They were right - this thing rocks! So, so adorable!

Darla said...

Love it!

Barb @ The Everyday Home (formerly Grits and Glamour) said...

So cute - and I can't wait for your class at the Conference so I can gain from your wonderful experience. Loved meeting you, Barb

Barb @ The Everyday Home (formerly Grits and Glamour) said...

Love it. What a fun addition this would make to a kitchen. I can't wait for your class at the conference, its gonna be a fave session I just know. ttys, Barb

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

So glad i found you through Nats FB.
I love this table! Thanks for sharing :)

Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design said...

Hi Kristen! Shirley from Housepitality Designs sent me your way b/c she knew I'd love your style, and boy do I! I just read through a few of your posts...your furniture transformations are amazing!! I'm excited to be your newest follower!

Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design said...

Hi Kristen! Shirley from Housepitality Designs sent me your blog link b/c she knew I'd love your style, and she is so right!! Your furniture transformations are amazing! I'm excited to be your newest follower :)

Sherry said...

Fabulous! I will feature this week!
Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

This is gorgeous, Kristen, and you are fast to get all that done in the span of a nap!

Caren said...

Now I want to go find a table to paint. You truly inspired me!

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