Monday, August 24, 2015

A Clean Slate Kind Of Guy



table makeover, distressed painting, chalky finish paint
Another of the sixties era storage tables.

This one dated October, 1969.

I have lost count of how many I have painted.

They are all male.

This one is a clean slate kind of guy.








He was in the traditional ugly, ugly brown.
















Until he stood next to Mr. White Diamonds (here) while I was spraying white all over the place.

He was hit by the dreaded overspray.

No worries.

He had to be sanded anyway.









The one thing above of other things I despise about these tables is the deep, dark storage area where creepy crawlies have field day games.

I always paint them in a light or white color.

No more hiding places.








One coat of Krylon Chalky Spray paint in Slate.















Two coats.

No, the color did not change.

The sunlight did.













When I saw the shadowed area on each side of the design, I painted Relic - a shade or two darker than Slate.


Look closely at the two on the left compared with the one on the right.

Repeated all the way around.








I did distress this table.

Just a little.














Flowers for a clean slate kind of guy.














Look!

No creepy crawlies!

Available in Booth C-23 at Riverfront Antique Mall.














THE BIG REVEAL: AUGUST 29th AT 4PM EASTERN

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Tania From Little Vintage Cottage 
(HERE) had an idea to ask a few blogging buddies to participate in a fun adventure.



We were to thrift shop, gift the goodies to a blogger Tania selected, and then do a makeover or two on the items.





Vicky - Life on Willie Mae Lane - http://lifeonwilliemaelane.blogspot.com/
Kim - Snug Harbor Bay - http://snugharborbay.blogspot.com/
Kimberley - Seaside Ave. - http://www.seasideave.com/
Donna - Distressed Donna Down Home - http://distresseddonnadownhome.blogspot.com/
Cecilia - The B Farm - http://www.thebfarm.blogspot.com/
Tania - Little Vintage Cottage - http://littlevintagecottage.blogspot.com/





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16 comments:

  1. I would love to find a table like this. I would leave the door off, paint the inside something fantastic and put a coordinating pillow inside for one of the cats! They would love it!

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    1. Rush - officially one great idea for these tables - a cat hang-out! Next time I find one, I doing one for our cats.

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  2. Those tables are ugly in their original state but you manage to make them nice and usable! I love rush's idea of a cat place! Looking forward to your reveal on the 29th.

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  3. Again what a great painting job! Slate is a great color!

    Linda

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  4. I usually hate these tables because of their bulk, but they look so pretty when you get finished with them and don't seem to look as large. I really do like the shading...it gave it a little extra depth....looks beautiful!

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  5. Beautiful re love. Love the color.
    Kris

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  6. Love the color and I like that you say they are all male!

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  7. The table turned out great! Now I'm going to have to find me one (or 4) to make into cat hideouts for our kitties like Rush suggested. I don't think they're like to share.

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  8. I can't believe those bulky, heavy end tables are back in style, but it is talented people like you Donna that is making them pretty and useful again. Love the slate color and how you shaded the side panels. They are great for storage or as Rush says ... for a cat bed sounds great.

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  9. It is amazing what a difference a paint job will make!

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  10. Hi Donna, The paint job made a huge impact on the little table...spruced him right up! Looks great...love the color! Thanks so much for visiting me, and for the kind comment! Pretty excited to be following you... looks like we have lots in common! :) ~Rhonda

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  11. Hi Donna, The paint job made a huge impact on the little table...spruced him right up! Looks great...love the color! Thanks so much for visiting me, and for the kind comment! Pretty excited to be following you... looks like we have lots in common! :) ~Rhonda

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  12. Hi Donna! I love it! What a great transformation! My MIL has some of those in storage that I think I need to makeover!! Thank you for the inspiration!! Hope the rest of your week is filled with joy!
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  13. Oh, white flowers on a dark table: perfection!

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  14. I like the slate kind of guy! It turned out great. Good idea to paint the insides lighter.

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  15. The guy is pretty handsome in his new shade of grey! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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