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Stained and Painted Coffee Table

Coffee table makeover with a stained top and painted legs

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This is a very special piece to me. I have set up a Facebook account and this will be my first makeover I post.

Ok how to achieve this look. Simple. Sand her right down. The table top needs to be free of any stain and varnish for the next choice of stain. I chose a ‘Dark Teal’. If you dont plan on changing the existing stain then there is no need to sand the top at all. I wanted a dark stain to match the light legs.

After sanding the legs, I like to use sugar soap to remove all dust. Paint one coat waterbourne primer undercoat. I love waterbourne paints. Especially when it comes to clean your brushs and trays. Washs right off.

Leave for at least two hours for the paint to penetrate.

Apply your first coat of the paint of your choice. I am going with wheatfield white. As directed by my favorite customer. After two hours apply the final coat.

You could leave it as is or make up a stain of half coffee brown paint and half water. Apply lightly using a sponge and remove excess as you go along. Paying attention to any details or cracks where dirt would naturally settle.

Leave over night or wait until paint is dry and apply your varnish. Varnish is best applied during the day when the temperature is constant…

Yayyyy and your down. A beautiful coffee table.

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Outdoor Furniture Makeover

Haha a very strange looking piece, I wonder how it would look in pink…

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Nothing like trying. I have so many house plants i tend to neglect 😦 because it seems to far to water… terrible excuse. So my magnificent idea (i hope) is to make a mini green house outside next to my side door entrance. Brightly colored stools and brightly colored ornaments to welcome my guest.

An exciting project. I will update this post daily to show you my progress.

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She stands in pink

OMG inorganic in Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand where people put out all there unwanted inorganic material for the dump.  This happens once a year and the things people throw out are such a waste. It is a perfect time for me to salvage and find materials for my little greenhouse. Yayyyy…

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Okay so now I have painted the above inorganic materials. I love giving new life to such neglected pieces of furniture. Pieces that owners loose interest in and neglect to care for.

All of these pieces would of ended up in the dump. I hope you will enjoy the colorful display.

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The chair without the spindle back I left as is and only painted the legs. This gives it so much character.

I will put them all together and create a mini green house for my neglected house plants.

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Lantern made from frames

What do I do with all these frames?

Use them as practice pieces for future painted furniture makeovers and then be creative with it and turn it into a lantern center piece for a focal point in a dark corner or outdoors with lots of different candles.

Iv been playing around with colors. Trying to achieve a rustic antique effect with different colors. How paint would naturally weather and wear for my next furniture make over.

Detailed frames are the perfect practice piece. I started with a purple base, brushed on a thin layer of brown and gold effects. Then a light green brushed on lightly. And gold wax on raised its details.

I dont know at all how popular this piece will be but it sure was a fun Friday night project.

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