Michele from Shelstring turned a good will find table into this fun, numbered piece for her living room with Liquorice and Vanilla Frosting!
Hello everyone! It's good to be back to share another refinished piece with you using Country Chic paint. This is a project I completely fell in love with! Much of what I do, I don't have the slightest idea how it's going to turn out until the process is actually taking place. This was one of those pieces. When I first saw this table at goodwill, I loved the lines of it.
Priced at $5, there was no way I was going to pass it up. It's a solid wood piece, and I knew it could be something great! The first thing I did was give it 2 coats of Liquorice. Here is where I absolutely fell in love with this color! After sanding in some areas to show the original wood finish, it looked so amazing!! I loved how instead of just being a dark black, it took on more of a charcoal look. It's absolutely stunning!
Just painted black was not giving this table enough character. It was begging me to give it a little personality, so using my cricut, I cut out a large circle and No.4 and used it as a stencil.
Then I used a stencil brush and "pounced" on the color Vanilla Frosting, a color used on my drop leaf table. You can find that post here. This is where it just didn't look quite like I had in mind, so I taped off a straight line using frog tape, and made a line running from the circle to the edge of the table top.
Satisfied, I applied 2 coats of satin acrylic finish giving it a smooth sheen.
I think falling in love with this piece happened with each step. Every step just made it better and better as I went along.
There is something so satisfying about creating something beautiful. Especially when it exceeds your expectations. Don't you think?
Hi! I'm Michele, mother of seven and wife to my dream man. I blog over at Shelstring where you will find DIY tips, tutorials, recipes, crafts (I use that term loosely) and much more! I have been blogging for 6 years because of my passion for creating and re-doing things. Nothing gives me a bigger rush then to have completed the perfect piece. I hope that my work inspires you to know that you have the ability and can accomplish great things. I'm so excited to be a part of Country Chic Paint's blogger community!