If you don't remember, that's ok. I know you were probably so stunned and amazed at my favorite find (Steven Q Urkel) that you couldn't concentrate on all my other great stuff! The table was only $4.50 and since I didn't spend an arm and a leg I decided to experiment with a color I don't normally go for. I have been seeing so much great turquoise and aqua furniture and thought it would be fun to try. I bought a can of Rustoleum's "Aqua" and got to work!
Here she is after the paint was all dry (it's clearly a she, didn't you see those legs?!)....
She was looking a little too clean-cut for me, so I sanded some of the edges to let the original black paint show through for a more distressed look.
Sanding was a definite improvement, but I still wanted to tone down the color a little, so I mixed up a little glaze (I just added some water to the black paint we had left over from the shutters and porch swing). I used a sponge brush and did a small section at a time, painting and then wiping off. (I really have no idea if this was the correct way to do anything, but it worked for me!)
The finished product was looking a little "beachy" to me ~ perfect for summer. I threw on some random summery-type things from around the house ~ a bottle, an old picture of Jon & I at the beach, and I took the bird nest out of the cloche and put in some sand dollars and starfish. Here's the result...
Yep, the baseboard is half painted. This is in our upstairs hallway, where we ripped up carpet and still haven't gotten around to finishing up the painting. Just pretend you don't see it.
I do like how the table turned out and I'm glad I took the aqua plunge. I'm not sure if it's really me, but at $4.50 and a can of spray paint, I won't feel bad if I decide to change it again in a few months!
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