Oct 4, 2012

Minty Green Table

 
Bungalov started off for me as a little blog where I could tell family and friends all about what we were going through when searching for our bungalow.
 
After writing my first post I realized how addicting a blog is.  How exciting it is.  How good it feels to share things that sometimes it feels like nobody else cares about. 
 
It's helped me rediscover a thrifting passion of mine.  It's helped bring out my creative side more.  It's helped me start a small business that I would of never had the guts to do.
 
For all this I am so thankful and excited to continue to grow and see what else is in store.
 
Speaking of grow.  I've finally started to step into the next phase of my adventure.  Reselling furniture pieces that I've painted and brought to life again.  I truly have always enjoyed painting in and around my home and so why not do something with that passion, right???  Well, that is what I have gone and done.
 
This growth, though, I plan to do at a comfortable pace and not faster than I can handle.  I want to be successful with it but never feel overwhelmed.  I want to learn all I can as I move forward.
 
Here's to the first piece.  I will let my minty green table speak for itself.
 
 
 
 
Here she is before.
 
 
 
 
Already a gorgeous piece but not the best it could be.  When I saw her I knew the potential.
 
I sanded the top down and restained it with Minwax's walnut stain.
 
For the bottom I painted using homemade chalk paint.  Now those of you who read home blog after home blog (like me...) I know you've heard of chalk paint.  It's talked about everywhere!!!
 
For those of you who have no clue what I am talking about I will first say it is NOT chalkboard paint.  Totally different.  Chalk paint is paint that has a chalky texture.  The piece you paint does not have to be sanded or primed so the work time is much less than traditional paint.  This paint is easily sanded and can be distressed beautifully. 
 
Here's a close up.
 
 
 
 
The most popular chalk paint is made by Annie Sloan.  I've talked before about using this paint when I painted my desk for the cloffice.  Reminisce here:
 
The Little Desk That Could
 
For the homemade paint I used a recipe I found on lots of fellow blogs.
 
one cup of flat paint + one tbsp unsanded grout + mix well
 
Now I used an eggshell sample of Seafoam Green from Valspar and it worked just fine.
 
 
 
 
To seal the wood I used an oil based polyurethane.  To top off the chalk paint I used a combination of Johnson's Paste Wax and Annie Sloan's Dark Wax.
 
Here are more shots of how this sweet piece came out.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I hope you're as excited as I am!
 

 
Linked to:
 
Chic On A Shoestring Decorating
 
Jennifer Rizzo
 
Bloom
 
 
Liz Marie Blog

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25 comments:

  1. Seriously gorgeous!!!! I am in love with piece, Jenny!

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    1. Thanks C! I knew you would be one who would :)

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  2. I almost want to sneak out there and take this piece for myself! Whoever ends up with this piece will be super lucky! Love it!

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    1. Me and you want alll of it for ourselves!

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  3. Jen, this came out super sweet! Congratulations on a wonderful project. I hope you sell a ton of furniture and have great success at it. I'm curious as to where you will sell your creations. Good luck!
    Liz

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    1. Thanks Liz! I hope so too! I am so excited to get started :) I will be selling my furniture in my booth at Kane County Flea Market. I will also list pieces on here and in my Etsy shop.

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  4. Love that you kept the natural wood on top it came out perfect!

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    1. Thanks Comeca. My inspiration is Miss Mustard Seed. I LOVe her pieces :)

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  5. Hi Jen, I found your lovely blog through Ivy and Elephants. I can relate to being a new blogger. I first thought about the time commitment and then, will anyone want to follow me! Love meeting new friends and yes great inspiration! Love your re-do's and blog! Love to have to hop over and enter my "Paris Mondays giveaway or just to say hi! xo's Pam

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  6. I am a huge fan of Valspars samples!! I just used this same shade on a bed side table. :) Love this piece!

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  7. so cute! love the minty green and the chippy finish!

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  8. Wow I love how this turned out! And the mint is the perfect color. Very cute!

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  9. very nice piece...love the colour!
    Bec x

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  10. So cute! I love that you left the top with natural wood!

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  11. Beautiful! I love the green, so pretty

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  12. Beautiful! Did you sand the bottom part of the rest that you painted over?

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    1. Hi There! I only the sanded the bottom after I painted with chalk paint. That is the beauty of this paint. You need to waste no time sanding or priming the wood before painting. Sanding after gives it the aged look.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  13. I'm curious,Jen. Do homemade chalk paint and milk paint have a similer look when applied? Thought you might know. This is so pretty.I love your color choice. Going to find some valspar tomorrow!

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    1. Hi Karen! I've not tried milk paint YET! I haven't got around to ordering any but hsve been drooling over all the pieces I've seen. From what I csn tell the two can have a similar look but the milk paint is very chippy and distresses differently. Chalk paint you can distress but really don't have to. I also think the Annie Sloan chalk paint is much easier to use than homemade. You have to play with the homemade a little. Miss Mustard Seed is awesome with chalk paint and just came out with a milk paint line. She has great tutorials!

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  14. All I can say is that it is amazing, love the color, I am going to PIN it!! Please come on over to visit my brand new blog, oh and I am your newest follower!

    Jan @ The Pink Geranium!

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  15. This is so well done. Great job! The choice of color was perfect. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings from Oklahoma City,
    Meredith at thepolkadotshoes.blogspot.com

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  16. I'm kind of in love with this little piece! I the color is perfect, espcially against the dark stain. I really love what you did with this!

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  17. This is incredibly gorgeous! Now I really want a large workspace so I can do this to our dining room table. Only with white on the bottom. Plus, I have Plaster of Paris so I'm pretty much ready to go!

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