I like to help my friends with painting projects. Most of the time I have to say, “Hey, I will help you with that.” or “Hey, can I help too?”
I have helped paint walls and furniture and I love every minute of it. When Maureen asked me to help her with a beach inspired sofa table I was over the moon.
Beach Inspired Sofa Table
Maureen is my friend and my co-worker so when she asked me to help her and Penny, her sweet dog, transform this sofa table I was eager to get started.
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We looked around for the perfect color of beachy teal and she purchased Folk Art Chalk Paint in Cascade. It really was the perfect color.
To say she loves the beach is an understatement and here we are in the Midwest. She has traveled a lot and loves the island of St. John. She has brought back sand from all of the beaches she has visited and collects beach items such as shells and home decor related to the beach.
This teal color is accented throughout her house and is perfect with the brown tones of the walls and furniture. She has made it her sanctuary where she can remember her fun, beach vacations.
She had purchased the table and the glass inserts (not shown) and was ready to get started. Now I know that you guys can tell the table is oak. Well, sometimes oak gets painted! It did not have antique value and she wanted it to be beachy!
As you can see in the photo above, this is where Penny got bored and decided to leave. She was really only interested in the pizza anyway. Maureen wouldn’t let her have any wine though no matter how much she begged.
It took a couple of coats which meant another evening with Maureen and Penny and another great pizza and more wine! I love pizza and wine so I was definitely up for another coat. And another if that’s what it took. I could handle the sacrifice.
The above picture was after the first coat. The photo below is after the second coat and the distressing. You can’t pull off beachy if you don’t distress the paint. After the distressing we added the Folk Art Wax over the top then buffed it to a nice sheen. It just looked perfect.
Her plan was to add some shelves below the glass and place sand, shells and beach glass. She has decided to get some new glass cut so these pictures are without the glass inserts but, wow, did she do an amazing job finishing it off.
What do you think? Didn’t it turn out so nice?
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