November 11, 2013

Liquid sunshine.

It's been awhile since I've shared a furniture makeover but I have a quick one to share with you today!

My friend Katie picked up this piece at a thrift store and asked I could give it a little makeover. Obviously, I said yes! It had cute details and I loved the legs!
She wanted a bright yellow on the bottom and a "distressed" looking top. I'll be honest, when she showed me the paint color, I thought it was a, bright. 
The picture above doesn't quite do the "brightness" justice, but it was looking good!
I did 3 coats of the yellow and then moved on to the top.
She wanted it a  little darker but to still look like wood so instead of sanding and staining, I simply wiped on a little charcoal paint with a foam brush to darken up the wood. There was no method to this, I just kind of played it by ear and darkened a few areas more than others.
I think it turned out pretty good, too!
I gave it one more coat of charcoal using even less paint this time and it was perfect. Here's the final product!
And because I love a good before and after... 

 Until next time...


  1. I check your blog often and have been sad there's been no new projects. I hope everything is well with you and will miss your blog until you get it back up and running. :)

    1. Hi Alicia! Thank you for your comment! It's so sweet of you to check in. Everything is okay around here...I just haven't had much motivation to blog lately and I didn't want to force it by posting something just to post something. I do have a few projects in maybe those will make it up here eventually :-)

      Take care!

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