Hello creative friends, Beckie from Infarrantly Creative here. I hope you had a Merry Merry Christmas. It is always this time of year when I reevaluate the present year and all the ways I have been stretched, grown and challenged. Along with the good and the bad I must say 2015 was a great year for me. 2014? Not so much. In 2015, the word of the year I chose was “rediscover” (click here to see what I created to keep it on the forefront of my mind). 2014 left me reeling from some major disappointments and life changes and I really needed to find myself again through all the shrapnel. Each year comes with new challenges and as silly as this might sound to you, this table really encapsulates my year. I started 2015 dull, boring and needing some change. I was still a cool color (lime green) but I lacked luster and shine. The new table that I created was just under the surface waiting to come out with a little work. And so I present to you the personalized rose accent table. A total transformation wouldn’t you say?
● Sander with various grits of sandpaper (I used 40, 80, and 120)
● Pre-Wood Conditioner
● Stain of your choice
● Buttercream Coral Flush Chalk Paint
● Buttercream Olivia Collection Basecoat Paint Brush (or any other flat brush)
● Buttercream Chalk Paint Wax Brush (you could also use an old t-shirt but the brush works so awesome!)
● Buttercream Stella Collection Ceramic Floral Knobs
● Krylon White Primer
● Buttercream Collection Clear Wax
● Disposable gloves
● Silhouette Cameo machine
● Transfer tape
1. I started by stripping off the current paint color off the tabletop. You can use a chemical stripper but since the surface was small I just used a 40 grit sandpaper and an orbital sander. Once the paint was removed I used 80 grit, followed by 120 to make it smooth and ready for stain.
2. Since it was a soft wood I used a pre-wood conditioner to make sure the stain took evenly. 5 minutes later I wiped it clean and then stained it with an old t-shirt and a pair of gloves to protect my hands.
3. While that was drying, I painted the rest of the table legs, door, and tabletop trim with this beautiful coral color from the new Buttercream line of chalk type paint. Chalk type paint is so forgiving because you don’t need to prep your surface other than to wipe it clean and free of dust and grime. I gave it probably about 4 coats of paint because I wanted a nice smooth finish with no distressing. It dries ridiculously fast so once I was done with one coat I immediately was able to paint on another coat.
4. After the tabletop was dry I decided to add a little flair to the tabletop. It was all inspired by these beautiful Buttercream Stella Collection floral knobs. In the Silhouette Studio store (program that comes with the Silhouette Cameo machine) I found a rose and sized it to my tabletop. I had to cut it out on vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo twice and piece it together since the tabletop was 22” wide. I used transfer tape to transfer my vinyl stencil to the top of my table.
5. Next, I covered my work area and all the places I didn’t want to paint and gave it a few light coats of the primer, one minute apart from each other.
6. Once dry, I peeled back the vinyl sticker and revealed the pretty white rose on the top. It was still missing something so I added my friend’s daughters’ names on it (the font I used is called Blingtastic) using the same process as above. That was just what it needed.
7. Once everything was dry, I waxed the entire table with clear wax. After an hour, I buffed it with an old t-shirt to give it a nice, soft, hand rubbed finish.
8. Lastly, I added the knob that inspired the whole table.
Such a transformation and so beautiful. Kind of like 2015 has been to me!
So all of you out there that have a piece of furniture that you love, but don’t love the finish: I am giving you permission to paint and really make it yours! Cheers to an awesome 2016. See you then!
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