Monday, August 26, 2013

Coastal Side Table- A Thrifty Make-over

What says "beachy" more than that aged turquoise blue 
combined with a shabby style white wash?

 I am always drawn to these summer colors and
until now I never knew how to achieve that look in furniture.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint makes it simple.

I saw this cute end table at a local re-sale store. 
{it did not look very cute then, but I saw its potential}

Here's is what this table looked like before:
 A worn thrift store bargain begging to be made beautiful.
 No sanding, no prepping--
just a quick coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (R) in Old White
Followed by a coat of Duck Egg Blue on the top.
 Using painters tape--I taped off a square on the top,
over the dry Old White 
before I applied the blue coat.
Once dry I removed the tape, 
and gently sanded with super fine paper
 on the legs which brought out the wood underneath...
 Then I sealed with Annie Sloan Clear wax and buffed.

Voila! a great coastal shabby chic side table!
You'll never look at worn out furniture the same way again!
sharing with these linky parties:
Inspired Sunday at Sunday View 
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chic
The Scoop Party at Cedar Hill Ranch  


  1. Beautiful makeover! Love the colors you picked.

    1. Thank you! That blue always seems appealing doesn't it?

  2. It turned out so lovely! I LOVE ASCP!! It can do no wrong!

    1. Thank you so much! I am on an ASCP painting kick right now. I love it!

  3. Gorgeous! I love the colors that you chose.

  4. You were featured on Give Me The Goods and also on my FB page yesterday ;)
    Jamie @

  5. Okay, okay... you are the second person in this blog party who's posted projects using Annie Sloan paint. I give... I AM going to buy some! :-) Love it! lol!

  6. Looks great, love the beach and shabby chic together :)
    Have a Wonderful day,


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