Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Distressed Over Sponge Painting

 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.

Guess what?

The buttery look was out - just distressed blue and white for this piece.

 So sweet!

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.  

See y'all!

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  1. Love this shelf Donna and I think you did a perfect job just distressing it. It really worked well with the sponge paint job. It's a good thing I don;t live closer or I'd go broke shopping your booth...:)

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  2. It looks wonderful. Has not rained here yet but CC and Shelley are walking and I will rescue them if needed. In pj's.

  3. I love this, it turned out so pretty. What a great technique. I would love it if you would link up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing. http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/07/174th-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hugs, Marty

  4. How pretty! I'm not a fan of sponge paint either, and i think you are right...it looks kind of marbelized. Good call!

  5. Cute table Donna ... not surprised that is sold so quickly. That way, you are not tempted to bring it back home.
    What fun.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  6. I love your distressing sponge painted table turned beauty! I'm glad you got a quick sale. Now you can go find something else to wow us with!

  7. Gotta love when stuff sells right away-that's a good sign! :)
    It turned out very cute!

  8. Back in the early nineties I sponge painted my entire hallway in another house, and I loved it. I wouldn't do that now because to do it well takes too much time. This little table is adorable, and the blue sponge painting is very pretty.

  9. I tried sponge painting once ( my office ) and I hated it............absolutely hated it lol -
    But I DO like it all distressed on this little table so I guess I'm more of a sponge in small doses type of gal............
    Congrats on the quick sale!

  10. I would be the same way! This turned out fantastic!


  11. Love the design of the table and like how it turned out. It just needed a little extra love.

  12. I love what you did with this piece!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  13. Oh wow! Amazing! I love it distresses!

  14. This is fabulous! It had good bones, now you've added the beauty.
    Great technique.


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