Today I am sharing a lazy furniture tip on how to add age to furniture quickly. The truth is it’s been a crazy few weeks around here. My mom had surgery and the recovery was less than smooth. I am thrilled to say she has turned the corner and doing MUCH better now! I was fortunate enough to spend over a week with her to help out. We all thought she would be better quicker and when that didn’t happen we rolled with the punches. This week has been a good lesson in the fact that things change, they don’t always go as planned and that’s ok. I sincerely appreciate your kind words and prayers.
Today is my monthly DIY Furniture Girls challenge and I really wanted to bow out. The project I was going to do just didn’t seem right and I didn’t have time for my next idea. But I really love the ladies in this group and didn’t want to bail on them, even though I knew they would understand. We all committed to each other to show up and sometimes accountability like that is what we need to keep on truckin’. Things change right!? So here I am, with a last minute project, a third idea, coasting in on steam. BUT…it is a project that I had been wanting to get to, so I am glad to have it complete!
Our theme this month was layers and I am calling this table the lazy layers table. I bought it at a church garage sale (which are often awesome in case you were wondering) and I paid more than I should have but I have a thing for tables with claw feet. It’s an odd height but I felt it would work good in our bedroom sitting area.
The orangey finish obviously had to go and I wanted it to have a worn, well loved, painted a few times look. So I went with lazy layers. No way was I painting the whole thing multiple times, so I cheated.
I started by making some homemade chalky paint out of some grey paint I had left over and gave a quick coat over most of the table.
I like how the navy and white peek through in various places and the aged crackle on top makes the table feel it’s been around the block. Sorry I don’t have any beautifully staged photos to show you how it looks in my house, but life happened!
When things don’t go as planned we have to decide to give up or go on and hopefully this will be a little nudge to encourage you to go on! Plus an easy way to add age to your next furniture project! Now please head over and visit some of my friends, they work so hard to bring us amazing projects! Have a great day and thank you again for the love you have shown this past week!
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