Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Changing Things Up

I've been playing lately with gesso paint.
Painting things like frames
And a wooden vintage toolbox.
 Well looking on Pintrest, I came across this coffee table and fell in love
I knew that my coffee table could look similar.
You can see the table in the mirror, the only good shot of it before.
 I started by removing the latches, filling the hole, sanding it and cleaning with some TSP.
 We ALWAYS hit our knees on them so it was good to see them go.
I then gave it a good layer of Liquitex Black Gesso paint.
Waited for it to dry, which is REALLY fast, sanded it then waxed and buffed it.
 I have to say that I LOVE the way it turned out.
 I decided not to do any graphics on it.
 I liked it so much that I did the same treatment on my mantel.
 Here's the before ...
 And the after ...
 It now feels "finished".
Have you played with gesso yet?
It's my new favorite paint.


Mel @ junkinjunky.blogspot.com/ said...

Deanna, the table is phenomenal! Fantastic way to update it. You are on a role. I've never used milk paint before.

Susan said...

Deanna, what a beautiful job you did. The
"new" coffee table looks fabulous. Exactly
what is gesso paint?
Warm Regards,
Susan B., Western MA

Laura said...

I am stunned! What a marvelous update!! I love it and I want one!! I will go fratically thrifting today, looking for a coffee table like that to update like you did! All I can say is wow. wow! Wowowowowowow! Can you get said gesso paint at Michael's, or Home Depot or art supply stores or what?

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I've never heard of gesso paint before. Your coffee table looks really great! ove the new look!

Revi said...

Love it! I'm going to send your link to a friend who just showed me a trunk in need of a redo this morning...

Leigh Anne said...

It looks great! I've never thought of using gesso paint. Glad I saw this. I'm going to give it a try!

Shabby Chic Sandy said...

Looks wonderful-thanks for sharing!

MyChampagneTaste said...

is this yours or is it from a magazine :) it looks pretty
One question can you post a picture for the gesso paint? thx
visiting from romantic home

cornerofmain.com said...

Looks great! I love the darker stain...nice idea =)

Meredith Resnick said...

These Look great. I am impressed. Also love the shutters on the mantle! Ben thinking about that for a wall display behind my couch!
~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking A Mother Seeking...

My City Backyard Garden

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh My! That turned out beautiful! Fantastic job! Found you via 20 Below Thursday. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/voice-studio.html

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

Wow! That turned out great! I have never used gesso paint. May need to check it out now.

Christina said...

I've never used gesso paint...but I think you've convinced me to try it!! This looks awesome!

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)


Richella said...

I'm visiting from Amanda's party, and may I just say that your coffee table looks absolutely beautiful! So does your mantel, for that matter. Just gorgeous!

Deborah March said...

Oooohhh...beeYOUteefully done!! LOVING that black!

alanna rose said...

The table and mantle are great!
I've never used gesso paint, but I might have to soon...I love the results.

Michelle @ My Life as a Mrs. said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! Great job and thank you so much for sharing! Hopping over from Serenity Now :)


Christina said...

I featured this today on my blog!! Come grab the new updated "featured" button!


I also pinned it!


gail said...

wow! what a difference! Your mantel and coffee table look fabulous, as do your little toolbox and frame.
great job!
thanks for sharing @ CCC