Transformation Tuesday: Making Over Monday’s Junk {Three Tables & a Mirror}

three tables and a mirror ohmygluestick.comWelcome to Transformation Tuesday, a place where Monday’s junk is transformed into glammed up treasures.  Today, we have three tables & a mirror.

Buffet:

Shabby buffet ohmygluestick5.comThis table was brought to me by a client {Hi, Miss Barbara!} for a shabby makeover.  As her husband put it, they wanted it to look like “it fell of the back of a truck”.  She called me an artist and told me to use my best judgment.  Those words carried me on a cloud all week.  Armed with the can of paint she left me, I went to work mixing a batch of homemade chalk paint and got busy painting this gorgeously fragrant pine buffet.  Oh, how I inhaled deep breaths as I coated the entire thing in paint, careful not to paint the inside.  I didn’t want to jeopardize the integrity or the smell of such a fine piece of furniture.

The color was super hard to photograph at the time of day I did it.  The pictures really don’t do it justice as the rich, deep rust color was roughed up to perfection and aged with a dark wax.  She was pleased with it, though I secretly hoped she would forget it and leave it at my place forever.  😉

Shabby buffet ohmygluestick.com

Shabby buffet ohmygluestick.com

 

Shabby buffet ohmygluestick.com

Mirror:

Shabby mirror ohmygluestick.com

This lovely mirror was another client piece and was intended to match the above buffet.  In the same way, I chalk painted and aged it with dark wax.  It was perfectly shabby in every way.

Shabby mirror ohmygluestick.com

Shabby mirror ohmygluestick.com

Shabby mirror ohmygluestick.com

Shabby mirror ohmygluestick.com

Sideboard:

Shabby sideboard ohmygluestick.comI loved this piece so much and tried super hard to find a place for it in my home.  However, I had to let it go and it sold within an hour or so of listing it.  My sweet friend {Hi Katie!} saw it on the curb in front of her neighbor’s home and called to ask if I wanted it.  Bing, bang, boom and it was delivered to me so sweetly along with my favorite iced tea from Sonic.  Love that girl.  I’m so lucky to have such great friends who will stalk the curb for me.

I treated this sweet sideboard with my signature turquoise chalk paint, inside and out.  The top, I went over with a chocolate chalk paint and then covered the whole thing with dark wax.  My vision for this was to make it look like it came from the set of Nanny McPhee.  I love all the deep electric colors in that movie while giving the impression that everything is over a hundred years old.  The layers and dimension dark wax gives this turquoise color is the perfect combination for my vision.

Shabby sideboard ohmygluestick.com

Shabby sideboard ohmygluestick.com

Shabby sideboard ohmygluestick.com

Side Table:

Shabby side table ohmygluestick.com

I scored this little fishing side table in the trash.  I believe it used to be a cabinet and had a little door, but that was nowhere in site, so I grabbed what I could and drug it home.

I knew the fish had to go, but loved the charm of the flip open top.  I could see the whole thing in red, so got to work whipping up a batch of red chalk paint.  It turned out so cute and sold promptly after listing it.  Another lovely side that I tried to figure out a place for and wanted to keep.

Shabby side table ohmygluestick.com

Shabby side table ohmygluestick.com

Shabby side table ohmygluestick.com

Shabby side table ohmygluestick.com

 

Everything I’ve painted here has been done with my own homemade chalk paint by using the latex paints I have on hand and mixing them based on the recipe below. I have gobs of paint, but when I need something new, I always shop the “oops” section at Lowes. You can’t beat a $5 can of paint, and I never pay full price. If it’s retail, then I don’t need it.

Easy Chalk Paint Recipe:

2 cups latex paint

6 TBSP Plaster of Paris

3 TBSP water

Mix water and Plaster first until smooth. Mix in paint until smooth. Store leftovers in airtight container for up to a week. (I’ve started keeping it stored in mason jars which keeps for quite a long time. Just shake now and again).

That wraps up this installment of Transformation Tuesday. As you can see, I try to keep as much as I part with. Such is the life of a junker like me. Stay tuned for my next segment of Transformation Tuesday.

For more junkin’ pleasure, check out my Junky Monday Roundup posts to keep tabs on what I score from week to week. Until next time.

XO,
Tommie

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