CONTESTANTS WERE GIVEN FREE PRODUCT TO TRY IN EXCHANGE FOR THEIR CONTEST ENTRY. ALL STATEMENTS AND OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN.
This month’s Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest’s sponsor is Country Chic Paints and the theme is “bling bling”. Country Chic has a product called Metallic Cream and it is applied over their paint to add, well, bling! Sounds like fun so sign me up!
I received a box full of goodies – one quart of their paint, one quart of the Metallic Cream, some super cute paint stirrers, and a paint brush. Nice!
I decided to use this gorgeous vintage table that I found a few weeks ago at the thrift store. What. A. Find.
I used Country Chic, All In One Decor Paint in the color Icicle and their Metallic Cream in Silver Bullet to create the look. The color is a pale blue and the metallic cream is a light silver. I added the metallic cream over the entire piece and added extra metallic cream onto the details to add some bling It gave the paint a gorgeous shabby blue finish with lovely highlights.
The top was sanded back and wowza – look what was underneath! I only had to add Howard’s Feed n Wax Orange Oil to bring out the wood’s beauty. It is amazing that this was underneath all of that old varnish!
The vintage table now has a little bling and new life!
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Linking to these Fab Flippin’ Hosts:
Carrie at Thirty Eighth Street
Thea at Sweet Tea Refinishing
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
Linking to: Friday’s Furniture Fix, Savvy Southern Style, The Creative Circle, Finding Silver Pennies
Love this table. You find the most amazing pieces and then take them to the next level with your super skills. The combo of products is just the perfect touch. Congrats on a great makeover. Susie from The Chelsea Project
That wood is to die for! Surely this one is a keeper!
I wish I could keep it! I just listed it (boo) – this business can be hard lol!
I enjoy refinishing furniture too. I was wondering if you could share some advise. When sanding back and then re-staining or finishing the tops of pieces, I’ve noticed that the sides do not stain as well as the top. I just re-stained my dining table and had this happen again. The top came out beautifully but the sides are blotchy. I really worked the sander to make sure I cleaned up the sides really well but they’re still blotchy. Any idea what I’m doing wrong or how to fix it? Thanks for any advise!
Hi Jill, yes, you are right about the sides. They can be tricky. I have had the same thing happen to me. When going for a distressed/farmhouse look it is fine but when you are trying to refinish for a sleek, polished look it can be annoying. Try a slightly darker stain on the edges – it works for me. Java Gel by General Finishes is a great “go-to” for this issue. Then wipe it off and it may conceal any imperfections. I wish I had better advice but I am in the same boat!
Marie, The Interior Frugalista
It’s beautiful Suzanne, love the subtlety of the icicle blue and it paired nicely with the metallic cream. Swooning over that stunning wood top!
Thanks so much Marie! I was so thrilled to find that grain under the nasty old finish!
What a gorgeous table. The color you painted it with really enhanced the details. It looks so much better now.
Thanks so much, Debra! I know you know that feeling when something just works and it happened on this piece. I couldn’t believe my eyes when that grain appeared on the top!
I think this the best piece you have finished. Love it!
Thank you so much, Linda!
This is so beautiful! I recently found an ornate little table at a garage sale for $5 that I’m planning to leave the top unpainted. I’m going to try just sanding it and using Howard’s too!
Best of luck with it! I love the Howards product – as long as you are good with the color of the wood, then you are good to go 🙂
Suzanne, a gorgeous makeover. I’d love to try these paints. Isn’t a little bling a good thing/
Hi Carol, yes, you should give them a try! Fun to work with and totally different to Annie Sloan. I like trying new products and testing them out. Cheers 🙂
Just beautiful! I love the wood top! What a gorgeous transformation.
You are just so darn good girl. BEAUTIFUL!
Thanks so much!
That table is fantastic……are you going to sell it? If so would you consider shipping it to Missouri? I love it!
Hi Mary – Sorry for some reason I am only just receiving your comment! Yes, it is for sale and I will ship to Missouri. I just need your zip code to get a quote – cheers!
Ohmygoodness! I am in love!
It’s beautiful Suzanne
Thank you, Nancy!
Brenda Young (@UniqueJunktique)
Love the allover shimmer effect Suzanne, and that grain is ga ga gorgeous. She’s a beauty for sure! Sweet paint job!
Cynthia Chilson Finger
Suzanne, that doesn’t even look like the same table. New life indeed, and the perfect amount of Bling Bling!
Wow, I love this table. The curves and that table top is beautiful. I love the base color you picked with the silver cream it’s turned out gorgeous!
Thank you so much!
Queen Patina, aka Rachel
This is really lovely, Suzanne! Just hint of bling to highlight the color and the amazing wood top. Great work!
Thanks so much Rachel!
Susie from The Chelsea Project
The color combo is wonderful. You have such a nice touch with the metallics. And the top the totally amazing. Congrats on a wonderful makeover. Susie from The Chelsea Project
Thanks so much, Susie!
Susie from The Chelsea Project
You are featured today at Friday’s Furniture Fix….and I’m sharing on social media… Susie
That table is ahhhhhmazing!!!!!
Smiles from Chippy White Cottage,
Thank you so much, Rebecca!
This table is so lovely! The color combo is perfect. (I want to use this sometime on a piece.) I love how you combine a little glam in a lot of your pieces. It is never over the top, always just enhances the look. Isn’t it amazing what is hiding under old paint and varnish? Part of what makes furniture redos so exciting. I just found some very unexpected strips of inlay on the drawer of a small nightstand. I am carefully painting around it because I can’t bring myself to cover it up with paint.
I have a suggestion for Jill Nelson for staining the edges of a tabletop. I have had the same problem and have used Varathane brand Wood Conditioner. It seems to help prevent blotchy spots and helps the wood absorb stain more evenly. I have even used it on the tabletop when the wood accepted the stain unevenly. Hope this helps.
Great suggestion! I’m going to give it a try as well. I also really loved that table and it was a hard one to sell. I did sell it last month and she was thrilled with it. I am still amazed at that gorgeous wood underneath all of that old finish. Like finding hidden treasure!