This post is in partnership with Dixie Belle Paint Company, but all opinions are my own.
I was contacted by Dixie Belle Paint Company and they very kindly offered to send over a bunch of products to try. I received the package last week and it was full of goodies!
For this little thrift store table, I chose Dixie Belle’s Sea Glass Mineral Paint. What a beautiful color! I was very impressed with the paint. It had a great consistency and two coats covered well plus it distressed easily. Their Best Dang Wax has no odor, which is s huge plus. I still have the crackle finish, gilding wax and spray wax left to try, as well as other beautiful colors of their mineral paint line. I’ll keep you posted!
Here is the little table before.
The top of the table was in pretty bad shape. It had a huge chunk taken out the front that was pretty impossible to fill perfectly with filler.
I sanded the top back and a wonderful grain appeared. The missing jagged edge was sanded back to create a smooth finish. I decided to go with a gray/driftwood stain for the top. I used Varathane Sunbleached and after it was applied, I waited a day and sanded it back again with 220 grit. This allowed the natural wood grain to show through the gray stain. Honestly, the imperfection blends into the top with the gray, weathered stain.
Here it is after two coats of Dixie Belle Sea Glass Mineral Paint and one coat of Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax with the top finished in Varathane Sunbleached stain!
Such a pretty little table!
It has been completely transformed and is so beautiful. The color is perfect, the top is perfect too, as is the pull you chose. I love it.
The table is beautiful! I love the top as well. The Sea Glass color is lovely! You do such nice work!
Thank you, Susan!
Hi Suzanne, Loved how this turned out!! Beautiful work and the staging is awesome. Such a pretty color.
Thank you, Teri and thanks for the wonderful paint!
Cynthia Chilson Finger
I’ve never heard of Dixie Belle paint, but living in the PNW, I shouldn’t be surprised. Good to read you like it because we’ve got a move to the south coming up. That certainly is one gorgeous color, and beautiful transformation!
Thanks, Cynthia! Best of luck with your move! I know it is coming up soon!
The table is gorgeous. I will need to try out this color. I love Dixie Belle products also.
Thanks, Debra! I had not tried them before. Love this line and color choices!
I’m curious why you didn’t fill that gap. Couldn’t you have blended and vovered it up to match? Nevertheless it is so beautiful! Love that color, top and bottom. Great job.
Hi! Because the missing piece was too large and if I had filled it, it would have looked like a glaring fake piece of wood filler. Plus it would have been knocked out again the second someone tried to lift the table, etc. and so, instead of a glaring fake mess, I let it age gracefully. We all have our imperfections from our years ? Cheers! (Sorry if the reply was sent twice, I’m using my phone to respond!)
So beautiful!!! Love the way you transformed this.
Thanks so much!
Suzanne, I love it! May I ask your technique for maintaining the dark grooves in the legs?
Hi Liz, thanks so much! I take my brush and swipe it over sideways over the legs. This way the paint doesn’t get into the grooves. Hmmm, you have given me a great idea for my next video tutorial! Thanks!
Hi Suzanne! This table is absolutely stunning. It’s quite obvious every decision you made along the way to create this beautiful piece was executed with a great deal of thought and expertise. Not to mention a charming touch of class and elegance. I’m happy to see Liz asked about the technique used for the distressing of the table legs. That’s my favorite part… well along with the elegant pull, beautiful top, etc… Get the picture? I’m excited to followed you and see all of the wonderful pieces you create 🙂
Thank you so much, Pamela. I hope to make a video soon on the process of how to paint those legs! You are so kind and thanks again!
The drawer pull is amazing! Did you make it, or purchase it? I would like to know, where it came from, if you purchased it. I love your pieces, they give me inspiration. Thank you!
Hi Shana! I purchased an old dresser from a thrift store and these pulls were on it (the pulls alone were worth the purchase of the dresser!) I used the others on another piece I did. I actually think they may originally be from Anthropology. Thanks!