It’s not often that a piece gets not one but two before and after posts!
The Florence Tables have gone from very french and vintage…
To pretty sharp and – dare I say? – modern!
The tables had originally been painted in Annie Sloan chalk paint and sealed with the AS wax (detailed here). Before painting over the finish in Benjamin Moore latex paint, I lightly sanded the tables with 100 grit sandpaper. I sanded in a circular motion to take off just enough wax so the latex paint would really stick. After sanding, I wiped them down with a clean paper towel to create a smooth and clean surface. I then proceeded to paint them in Benjamin Moore Blue Suede Shoes! Using a sponge brush, they were sealed in General Finishes Flat Out Flat Topcoat.
My customer had originally told me she wanted them in navy and gave me this color to use. I think it is a lot more of a pop of blue than standard navy. This is definitely a fun color.
I repainted the hardware and used gold stencil paint by Royal Design Studios to give it a pop of glam.
Don’t step on my blue suede shoes! LOL have a great weekend!
Love the new tables ( love the color)but loved the old ones too! Why the change? other than being a woman’s prerogative 🙂
My client wanted them in that blue to tie in with her decor. I shall (hopefully) share how they look in their new home! Thanks!
They are beautiful
Thanks so much!
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!! Wonder what else your client is going to pair these with….great courage to do this color! Would LOVE to see pics as to where they go.
Hi Karen – I agree! I am going to ask if I can take a few pics in her home to share with everyone!
I like the French and vintage a bit better, but both look lovely.
Thanks so much!
They look great and love the bright color.
All color is good. I still prefer the first stunning color you did. Don’t think anything could beat that for me!
Thanks, Linda! I think its interesting how a color can change the whole style of a piece. I think it depends on the decor around it on which I prefer. I can see these in a really eclectic room – I can’t wait to see it for myself 🙂
I totally agree! Just that one color change, made a difference! I like both colors myself. Did you seal the paint w/ clear wax ? just curious?
I sealed it with General Finishes Flat Out Flat topcoat. I used a sponge brush and am SO happy with the result. Very smooth. Thanks!
Again you have pulled off a beautiful look.
Thank you so much, Cyn!
Wow!!!!! Elvis would probably love these 2 tables too!!!
1 for the money, 2 for the show, 3 to get ready and… Goooo Show these tables off! 🙂 hehe!
that color is gorgeous!
Marie from The Interior Frugalista
Wow Suzanne, I had my doubts when you mentioned you were painting these beautiful Florence tables navy but I have to say they are drop dead gorgeous! What you did with the hardware is like fine jewelry. Stunning job!
Thanks so much, Marie! Honestly, I also had my doubts lol but am pleased with the new look! It is hard painting over your own work but I have found that many times another person’s vision that may be polar opposite to what you were thinking, ends up looking great!