Blue Side Table Makeover & Mixing Chalk Paint

Date
Aug, 04, 2014

Ok how cute is this little table? I picked it up a couple weeks back at this great barn filled with lots of fun goodies. If you’re in the area you need it check out Dove Cottage. She sells Chalk Paint too 🙂

BLUE SIDE TABLE MAKEOVER & MIXING CHALK

PAINT

Blue Chalk Painted Table

Painted Table Before

I’ve signed up for a couple Blogger Outreach programs recently with some different paint companies and couldn’t be more excited to try some new products. BUT, that means waiting for my goodies to arrive which takes time. And I’m very impatient, running out of paint, and am too lazy/cheap to go buy more. SO I improvised and tried my hand at some mixing again 🙂

Since I have a lot of Napoleonic Blue left over, that has been my base color for mixing. I used it on this piece as well.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Here’s the cool thing about mixing: You can mix Chalk Paint with Latex Paint (gasp)! I wanted to lighten up the blue so I just threw in some left over Aqua Glass that I used on this table a while back. It keeps all the characteristics of Chalk Paint and works like a charm 🙂

I decided to keep a little bit of the wood exposed on the drawers and then sealed this baby up with some dark wax.

There was also two veneer stripes on the top that I didn’t realize were as raised as they were and were visible after I painted over them. I really didn’t feel like sanding off the paint and removing the veneer so I just added some distressing around them. Not quite sure how I feel about it haha.

Mini Blue Table

Finished Blue Table

Top of Blue Table

So what do you think of this little blue makeover? I can totally see it in a bathroom used as a cute storage table, or even in a baby’s room!

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw my newest Craigslist finds I picked up last week and I’m so excited to start working on them! Stay tuned to see how they turn out 😉

Have a great day everyone!

Blue Side Table

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29 Comments

  1. Reply

    Audrey

    September 14, 2014

    How fun that you found this at Dove Cottage! Eileen is a friend of mine – it is an amazingly small world!!
    ~Audrey

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      brepurposed

      September 14, 2014

      Yes! I meant to tell you that last night 🙂 You had told me about her shop and I went a while ago to get some more paint and picked up that little table. Sorry you didn’t win! It was good to see you 🙂

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    Michelle from Weekend Craft

    August 13, 2014

    Bre what a great find with this table! I love how you kept a wood edging on the drawers and mixed the paint. Another amazing job! Thanks for linking up at the creative spark link party we hope that you will link up again today! http://bit.ly/1l2qbE8

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      brepurposed

      August 13, 2014

      Thank you so much Michelle! Glad you like it! 🙂

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    Marilyn

    August 9, 2014

    That is such a cute find, and even better after your redo. I keep saying I am going to make chalk paint? I have quite a stash of paint. Thanks for the tip!

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      brepurposed

      August 11, 2014

      Thank you so much Marilyn!

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    Sarah @ 2paws Designs

    August 7, 2014

    Wonderful new look for that well loved piece. I always like finding good deals and transforming them into something new. Currently working on a changing table makeover for the nursery. Fun to turn someone else’s leftovers into new treasure to enjoy.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

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    Shannon Payne (@SimplySaidMom)

    August 7, 2014

    Beautiful piece! I absolutely love the dual-tone and the chalk paint color you chose. I’m visiting from Katherine’s Corner blog hop 🙂

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    DeDe@ Designed Decor

    August 6, 2014

    I love the color! Those legs are so cool!

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      brepurposed

      August 6, 2014

      Thank you DeDe!! Aren’t they great?!

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    Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness

    August 6, 2014

    This is adorable!! I love the distressed look. I didn’t know you could mix latex and chalk paint either, yay! Something new I’ll have to try. 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Creative Spark Link Party 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 6, 2014

      Thank you so much Amanda! Yes, you’ll definitely have to try it; it opens up so many color options 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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    Cathy

    August 6, 2014

    It makes sense that you can mix these two together – I make my own chalk paint using latex paint and plaster of paris. Love the transformation- such a cute little table.

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      brepurposed

      August 6, 2014

      I’ve done that before too, it works great 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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    Kathy

    August 6, 2014

    I’ve done it before too – it’s awesome! LOVE your sweet little table!
    Have a great day,
    Kathy

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      brepurposed

      August 6, 2014

      Isn’t it?! Thank you so much Kathy!

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    Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    August 6, 2014

    It’s so pretty! Love that blue. I’ve never even thought to mix latex paint with Chalk Paint – duh! Thanks Bre! 🙂

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      brepurposed

      August 6, 2014

      haha that’s what happens when you run out of paint! Thanks for the kind words 🙂

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    Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    August 5, 2014

    The first thing I noticed were the stripes on top and how I thought that was a lovely unique feature. Wouldn’t have known it was an issue with veneer because luckily, they’re evenly spaced and symmetrical!
    Beautiful blue. Really makes the wood trim around the drawers pop!

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      brepurposed

      August 6, 2014

      Aw yay. So glad you like the stripes! They’re growing on me 🙂

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    ericasooter

    August 4, 2014

    Super cute! Good to know that I can mix paint types and not mess anything up 🙂 totally agree that it would look great in a baby’s room or bathroom!

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      brepurposed

      August 4, 2014

      Thanks Erica! Mix away 😉 It’s so fun!

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    Tara @ Anything & Everything

    August 4, 2014

    Once again, turned out fabulous! The color is so pretty. Love all your furniture makeovers! You are so inspiring!

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      brepurposed

      August 4, 2014

      Aw you are so sweet, Tara! Thank you so much and I’m so glad you’re finding them inspiring! 🙂

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    Kristi

    August 4, 2014

    I had no idea that you could mix latex and chalk paint! This opens up a whole new world of painting fun now! LOVE the custom colour and the wood showing through!

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      brepurposed

      August 4, 2014

      YES! Just think of all the fabulous color combinations you can explore now 🙂 It’s so fun! Thanks girl 🙂

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    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    August 4, 2014

    You’ve been on a roll lately with the gorgeous blue table makeovers! And I love how boldly you mix your paint colors. You inspired me, Bre!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 4, 2014

      I’m loving the blue lately!! And mixing is so fun! It’s always a surprise what you’re gonna get 🙂 Glad to inspire, my friend!

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