Beach Cottage Coastal Table Makeover
Mon 4th, Feb, 2013
Good moaning, how are you? Well it’s been a funny weekend here, the weather in Sydney has been most out of character and this threw me a bit…I spent a lot of it sitting out on the deck on an Adirondack, listening to the rain.
I also got to finishing up this old table that was destined for the Summer House (aka old shed we renovated to make good, humour me please, ‘Summer House’ is an English thing) but now am thinking it may well be staying in here ‘cos I quite like it.
This was a really quick and easy makeover and I am so glad I finally got off my backside and did it because I think it is a vast improvement than its state before…even though it was wearing a very nice patina and showing some good signs of aging (unlike its owner) I believe that freshening it up has given it a new lease of life (will be tried soon by owner). (You can find the before here and the during/how I did it here)
Even though before I loved the very vintage feel and the weathered faded old grey, it was definitely grubby…not now.
In the end, rather than a big full-on distressing I decided that actually I liked it white and so I only sand-papered the edges a tad to show some of the grey from before through and take off that freshly-painted look…
I also kept the painted top…it’s not perfect, there are lumps and bumps and a couple of holes but its fine for me….I did try the polka dot oilcloth on there and nup it wasn’t doing it for me at all…
As you can see it’s, ahem, rustic…beach cottage rustic
There may or may not be a Beach Cottage droopy drip or three – and it’s not the only thing around here that’s a bit droopy at the mo’
But I like that in my life
Whaddya think and have you painted anything lately that’s turned out well? Love to know.
p.s. the best Cavoodle in the land blogged here today xo