June 13, 2012

Super Simple Dry-Brushed Coffe Table

Good morning world!  The puppy and I just got back from a three mile run and we are feeling energized.  Actually, he's laying on the floor wiped out and I'm energized.  Lots to do today, so I need to keep the energy going.  We've got company coming this weekend (can't wait to see my Dad, his girlfriend, and two of my neices!!) so I'm powering through another to-do list that I've given myself.

Yesterday was pretty full: putting dinner in the crockpot, work at the Thrift Shop, work at a client's house, come home to what should have been dinner and discover that the power was off yesterday morning for an hour and a half and the crockpot just doesn't restart itself when this happens...ugh, furiously scrounge up dinner (because it's Tuesday and that's my dinner share night for the neighborhood), pick up friends at the airport, start to clean out my office closet, hang with the hubby and the puppy.  My point is...as you can see there was no house cleaning or painting going on in that schedule.  Both of which need to be done.  So, today, that's what I'm doing!

But, first I'm sharing with you another REALLY easy dry-brush project:

 I picked up this little coffee table from a friend of mine.  We traded some items, and this was one that I came home with.  All I did to get started was wipe it down with a damp rag.
 I then dry-brushed on some Annie Sloan Old White.  As you can see, there was no perfection going on here.  The only thing I really tried to do was go with the direction of the grain.
 You can see that some parts are a little heavier painted than others...no big deal.  It adds to the overall look of the piece.
 Next I used my orbital sander and went over it a bit just to blend it a little.
 Next it got a coat of Minwax Paste Wax.  And ta-da....15 minutes later you have a completed project!

Linking up here:


Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

That looks amazing... the perfect amount of paint!

Good job on the run too ;)

Tammy said...

Love it! Looks very rustic! Thank you so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

~ Liz ~ said...

Much better, now what will you do with it?