The Furniture Girls are at it again. Today we are sharing what we’ve come up with for our monthly #furnitureREFRESH challenge. This month’s theme was weathered. I hope you’ll check out the links below to see how my talented blogger friends have flipped their pieces!
I had the privilege of helping a friend re-decorate a room in her house. It was time for her to re-claim a space for herself, much to the disapproval of the youngest two of her four children. My girl needed a place to call her own, to re-charge her batteries and fill herself up so she could continue her day job…of filling everyone else in her house.
To say I had fun digging through her cabinets and closets to find decorating items is an understatement. Hopefully I can do a full room reveal in time. We moved furniture and resurfaced relics to create a haven for my friend. Once we got things in place it was obvious she needed a small end table to round out the room.
My friend, Meredith, has a deep love for England. She actually spent time teaching there back before marriage and kids were her world. England holds fond memories for her. I wanted to evoke those memories in this special space. So I painted a weathered flag on this sweet side table.
I started with repairing one of the side details that had come undone with some wood glue and lightly sanding out some rough spots. I painted the whole table with a homemade ivory chalk paint.
After printing a copy of the Union Jack I taped off it’s likeness with painter’s tape. I would love to give you details on how to do this, but I totally made it up as I went. 🙂 Using regular acrylic paint I double coated the blue and red parts for nice, even coverage. Once it was completely dried I sanded and scuffed for the ultimate worn and rugged look of an old weathered flag.
What a special treat it was for me to give the gift of memories. I hope Meredith will venture back to those special times and feel loved and rejuvenated each time she sees this table. Do you have a special time and place you can conjure up through decorating?
Check out how these furniture flippin’ friends translate weathered into works of art:
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