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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Yellow Fall Sidetable

Hello! I'm attempting to create a more "mature" look in my painted pieces. I think I achieved that with this one!

Of course, I almost forgot to take a before picture! It was late when I started working on this one, so below is what I got. After this, I went to sanding the top off. I didn't bother with legs, since I was using ASCP in Arles. I'm pretty sure I put about 3 coats on this before the table was yellow enough to satisfy me.

I then distressed around all the sharp edges and decorative parts of the leg. I stained the top using Cabot Dark Walnut Stain and used a cheap foam brush. Have you tried this yet? I used to use a rag for wax, but I'm never going back. You have so much control with a foam brush. I used the same brush to lightly apply the wax all over the yellow paint. And then, just because I love foam brushes so much now (Really, I am a HUGE fan, converted for life), I used a clean foam brush to apply Minwax Satin Polycrylic to the entire table. 

This one looks pretty in my apartment, but will be making its way to the booth soon! Thanks for checking it out! Have you got a special fall table?

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  1. That paint and wax really changed the look of the table for the better. I love how you aged it down. I am too scared to do it yet so all my stuff is waiting for the final step of aging. Some day you make it sound so easy.

  2. Great Job! I have a can of Arles that I haven't tried yet... maybe I will now. Did you use a dark wax on the yellow? It doesn't look as bright.


    1. Thanks Shirley. I used dark walnut stain over the paint and brushed it on lightly. Stain, in my opinion, is very dark in less you spread it thin and wipe it with away with a cloth.

  3. I love what you did, I am choosing paint color for a 100 year old table right now, and like Arles..I am your newest follower, please come follow me, and see my blog as well.

    Jan @ The Pink Geranium

  4. love the table. i'm your newest follower. come check out my blog when you have a minute at

  5. I love the dark wood tone. My next SOlid wood top will get that treatment. Thanks.


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