I do not know why I get so distressed over finding pieces of furniture which have been sponge painted. I was guilty once of sponge painting anything - including a former friend's entire dining room.
No, sponge painting did not end the friendship - distance did.
I bought this three-shelf table even though it was sponged in blue over white because I always buy these. Thrifty Thrills post here!
I love their style and their practical nature.
I was thinking of a buttery color for it so the sanding commenced to take down the shine of the finish.
As I sanded, I began to just sort of distress it instead of taking all the color off.
The little table was beginning to grow on me.
Maybe sponge painting is not so distressing after all.
Now I have seen many terrible sponge jobs out there, but this was not one of those. The paint was of high quality, the finish very well done, and actually appeared to be marbleized.
The buttery look was out - just distressed blue and white for this piece.
Plus it only took a little time to do.
A big plus since it poured down right as I was putting away the sander.
Paint would have never dried fast enough.
I threw the table into the car and drove it over to the booth where it was promptly sold and I was happy.
Even if the new owner gets distressed over sponge painting, it has already been sanded and is ready for a new life.
However, hydrangeas would have looked beautiful styled with some vintage books.
One day I will remember to do that before taking something to the booth.
I am afraid if I make something look too pretty, I will keep it.
Actually, I know I would.