15 Aug Black & Teal Console Table, heavily distressed
originally posted Aug 2013
Summer in Michigan is all about quality time spent with family and friends. We were at the lake last month and hit
a flea market up north.
One of my husband’s friend is an exceptional chef. In this picture, he’s doing a shrimp boil for everyone ~ yum!!
Tom is also a pro at wheeling and dealing with people at the swap meets. The four of us got up early on the 4th and headed out to a local flea market. I feel uncomfortable negotiating prices but Tom is a natural at it. He had me practically rolling on the ground a couple of times, especially if Kathe gets in on the conversation. I’ve vowed to never go to another flea market again without them.
One of the items they helped me score is this console table. It already was solid and had great bones, just needed a little pizzazz!
Everyone’s been on my case about never painting black, what can I say, black furniture is not my thing but I bit the bullet anyway and gave it my best shot.
This piece was filthy so I gave it a good cleaning. I highly recommend APC’s all natural Surface Prep and Brush Cleaner for cleaning furniture and brushes. This stuff is the bomb! The bottle is concentrated so it goes a long way without taking up valuable space in your cabinet and makes cleaning much easier.
To create this look, I slapped on a quick, sloppy coat of American Paint Company’s Beach Glass. This serves as the base color which will peek through the black.
Shizzle Tip – After the teal dried, I noticed three different spots. You can’t really see them here but something had spilled on it at some point in time. Not to worry – I simply slapped on two quick coats of Zinnser’s Clear Shellac to block the spots and eliminate future bleed-through. I prefer to use the liquid form which comes in quarts and gallons but it’s also available in a spray can which is super convenient.
Shellac must be completely dry before applying any more paint.
It looked nice but you know me, it was just killing me to see an entire piece of furniture in one solid color, so I grabbed a damp rag and my handy dandy mouse sander and went to town.
I’m a huge advocate for wet sanding, but in this case, I wanted to rip some of the finish back to the original wood grain (hence the sander).
Here’s what I ended up with.
By the time you read this post, we will have dropped this off to our Shizzle Design space within Not So Shabby in Holland, Michigan.
Here’s the Recipe I used on this piece:
American Paint Company’s ~ Beach Glass
American Paint Company’s ~ Lincoln’s Hat, since retired. Use Cannonball
American Paint Company’s ~ Dark Aging Wax
A hui hou!! Shelly
To create this look, layer:
Frenchic Furniture Paint’s – Panther
Frenchic Furniture Paint’s – Anguilla
Frenchic Furniture Paint’s – Rustic Wax
American Paint Company’s – Cannonball
American Paint Company’s – Beach Glass
American Paint Company’s – Dark Wax
Old Town Paint’s – True Black
Old Town Paint’s – Teal
Old Town Paint’s – Black Wax
These three brands can be used in conjunction with one another as well
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