It’s Themed Furniture Thursday!!!
This month’s theme is two toned. You have seen many of my other two toned projects like my
When this month’s theme was announced I knew just the piece for it!
I found this piece at a yard sale for free.
I was buying two other pieces, and when I asked the price of this one she told me I could have it for free if I bought the other two.
It was no beauty. It had hunter green legs and an orange top (I forgot to take the photo before I sanded off the orange). Very festive for Halloween, but not for anyone’s living room.
I started by sanding off all the orange paint with my electric sander. I was psyched to see what good shape the wood was in underneath.
I then painted the legs of the table with two coats of Plaster Paint in Grey Silk.
Once the paint had dried, I distressed it and used a coat of both clear and dark wax to age it.
I then stained the top of the table with two coats of Minwax stain in Dark Walnut.
I then stenciled the top and coated the top in a poly.
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Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
I LOVE your table Shanna!!! I am in the middle of a coffee table redo that is very similar!!! lol Except my lettering is in black!! 🙂
Carole H says
All your creations are so beautiful! I think I like the turquoise two toned dresser the best although the coffee table is a classic! Great job on everything!
Joy Willson says
Love everyones pieces today
And. …..your coffee table is one of my favs!!!!
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
Beautiful table, Shanna! And it was free? Even better! Did you make your stencil or did you buy it? It’s pretty 🙂
Sonya~ At Home with The Barkers says
You know how to rock the two toned projects, love the newest one BUT they are all great! ~Sonya
Love your latest two tone project. The walnut top looks so nice with the gray legs. I’ve never heard of plaster paint and will have to keep my eye open for a dealer in my area who sells it.
Shanna, I love the job you did on this coffee table. Perfection! Jeanette
Wendi @ H2OBungalow says
Great eye for a bargain:) Orange top no less..I’d bet the owners would flip for it now! You did a wonderful job and I loved the top!
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
It’s so simple and pretty! Love the stained top and the French stencil. 🙂
I love this table!! The stencil on top is the perfect little addition 🙂
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
What a huge change!!! It went from drab to fab!!! The font really makes it extra special! ~Christy
Marie@The Interior Frugalista says
Can’t get better than Free! Can’t go wrong with Minwax Dark Walnut – one of my favorites. Love the stencil over the wood and the color you painted it. Very pretty! You guys are a talented bunch and I look forward to this series every month.
Shanna-this looks so pretty. I love the dark stain on the top….so much impact. Great job!
Amy @ StowandTellU says
You girls are really rockin’ the two-tone, Shanna. The coffee table is now a beauty and the French stencil adds such a pretty touch.
Hi, what is your method of application with the poly? I have had terrible results with all 3 – brush on, wipe on and spray! Thank you!