This page has moved to a new address.

How to...antique a table!

----------------------------------------------- Blogger Template Style Name: Rounders Date: 27 Feb 2004 ----------------------------------------------- */ body { background:#aba; margin:0; padding:20px 10px; text-align:center; font:x-small/1.5em "Trebuchet MS",Verdana,Arial,Sans-serif; color:#333; font-size/* */:/**/small; font-size: /**/small; } /* Page Structure ----------------------------------------------- */ /* The images which help create rounded corners depend on the following widths and measurements. If you want to change these measurements, the images will also need to change. */ @media all { #content { width:740px; margin:0 auto; text-align:left; } #main { width:485px; float:left; background:#fff url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_main_bot.gif") no-repeat left bottom; margin:15px 0 0; padding:0 0 10px; color:#000; font-size:97%; line-height:1.5em; } #main2 { float:left; width:100%; background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_main_top.gif") no-repeat left top; padding:10px 0 0; } #main3 { background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/rails_main.gif") repeat-y; padding:0; } #sidebar { width:240px; float:right; margin:15px 0 0; font-size:97%; line-height:1.5em; } } @media handheld { #content { width:90%; } #main { width:100%; float:none; background:#fff; } #main2 { float:none; background:none; } #main3 { background:none; padding:0; } #sidebar { width:100%; float:none; } } /* Links ----------------------------------------------- */ a:link { color:#258; } a:visited { color:#666; } a:hover { color:#c63; } a img { border-width:0; } /* Blog Header ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { #header { background:#456 url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_cap_top.gif") no-repeat left top; margin:0 0 0; padding:8px 0 0; color:#fff; } #header div { background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_cap_bot.gif") no-repeat left bottom; padding:0 15px 8px; } } @media handheld { #header { background:#456; } #header div { background:none; } } #blog-title { margin:0; padding:10px 30px 5px; font-size:200%; line-height:1.2em; } #blog-title a { text-decoration:none; color:#fff; } #description { margin:0; padding:5px 30px 10px; font-size:94%; line-height:1.5em; } /* Posts ----------------------------------------------- */ .date-header { margin:0 28px 0 43px; font-size:85%; line-height:2em; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; color:#357; } .post { margin:.3em 0 25px; padding:0 13px; border:1px dotted #bbb; border-width:1px 0; } .post-title { margin:0; font-size:135%; line-height:1.5em; background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/icon_arrow.gif") no-repeat 10px .5em; display:block; border:1px dotted #bbb; border-width:0 1px 1px; padding:2px 14px 2px 29px; color:#333; } a.title-link, .post-title strong { text-decoration:none; display:block; } a.title-link:hover { background-color:#ded; color:#000; } .post-body { border:1px dotted #bbb; border-width:0 1px 1px; border-bottom-color:#fff; padding:10px 14px 1px 29px; } html>body .post-body { border-bottom-width:0; } .post p { margin:0 0 .75em; } p.post-footer { background:#ded; margin:0; padding:2px 14px 2px 29px; border:1px dotted #bbb; border-width:1px; border-bottom:1px solid #eee; font-size:100%; line-height:1.5em; color:#666; text-align:right; } html>body p.post-footer { border-bottom-color:transparent; } p.post-footer em { display:block; float:left; text-align:left; font-style:normal; } a.comment-link { /* IE5.0/Win doesn't apply padding to inline elements, so we hide these two declarations from it */ background/* */:/**/url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/icon_comment.gif") no-repeat 0 45%; padding-left:14px; } html>body a.comment-link { /* Respecified, for IE5/Mac's benefit */ background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/icon_comment.gif") no-repeat 0 45%; padding-left:14px; } .post img { margin:0 0 5px 0; padding:4px; border:1px solid #ccc; } blockquote { margin:.75em 0; border:1px dotted #ccc; border-width:1px 0; padding:5px 15px; color:#666; } .post blockquote p { margin:.5em 0; } /* Comments ----------------------------------------------- */ #comments { margin:-25px 13px 0; border:1px dotted #ccc; border-width:0 1px 1px; padding:20px 0 15px 0; } #comments h4 { margin:0 0 10px; padding:0 14px 2px 29px; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc; font-size:120%; line-height:1.4em; color:#333; } #comments-block { margin:0 15px 0 9px; } .comment-data { background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/icon_comment.gif") no-repeat 2px .3em; margin:.5em 0; padding:0 0 0 20px; color:#666; } .comment-poster { font-weight:bold; } .comment-body { margin:0 0 1.25em; padding:0 0 0 20px; } .comment-body p { margin:0 0 .5em; } .comment-timestamp { margin:0 0 .5em; padding:0 0 .75em 20px; color:#666; } .comment-timestamp a:link { color:#666; } .deleted-comment { font-style:italic; color:gray; } .paging-control-container { float: right; margin: 0px 6px 0px 0px; font-size: 80%; } .unneeded-paging-control { visibility: hidden; } /* Profile ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { #profile-container { background:#cdc url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_prof_bot.gif") no-repeat left bottom; margin:0 0 15px; padding:0 0 10px; color:#345; } #profile-container h2 { background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_prof_top.gif") no-repeat left top; padding:10px 15px .2em; margin:0; border-width:0; font-size:115%; line-height:1.5em; color:#234; } } @media handheld { #profile-container { background:#cdc; } #profile-container h2 { background:none; } } .profile-datablock { margin:0 15px .5em; border-top:1px dotted #aba; padding-top:8px; } .profile-img {display:inline;} .profile-img img { float:left; margin:0 10px 5px 0; border:4px solid #fff; } .profile-data strong { display:block; } #profile-container p { margin:0 15px .5em; } #profile-container .profile-textblock { clear:left; } #profile-container a { color:#258; } .profile-link a { background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/icon_profile.gif") no-repeat 0 .1em; padding-left:15px; font-weight:bold; } ul.profile-datablock { list-style-type:none; } /* Sidebar Boxes ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { .box { background:#fff url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_side_top.gif") no-repeat left top; margin:0 0 15px; padding:10px 0 0; color:#666; } .box2 { background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_side_bot.gif") no-repeat left bottom; padding:0 13px 8px; } } @media handheld { .box { background:#fff; } .box2 { background:none; } } .sidebar-title { margin:0; padding:0 0 .2em; border-bottom:1px dotted #9b9; font-size:115%; line-height:1.5em; color:#333; } .box ul { margin:.5em 0 1.25em; padding:0 0px; list-style:none; } .box ul li { background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/icon_arrow_sm.gif") no-repeat 2px .25em; margin:0; padding:0 0 3px 16px; margin-bottom:3px; border-bottom:1px dotted #eee; line-height:1.4em; } .box p { margin:0 0 .6em; } /* Footer ----------------------------------------------- */ #footer { clear:both; margin:0; padding:15px 0 0; } @media all { #footer div { background:#456 url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_cap_top.gif") no-repeat left top; padding:8px 0 0; color:#fff; } #footer div div { background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_cap_bot.gif") no-repeat left bottom; padding:0 15px 8px; } } @media handheld { #footer div { background:#456; } #footer div div { background:none; } } #footer hr {display:none;} #footer p {margin:0;} #footer a {color:#fff;} /* Feeds ----------------------------------------------- */ #blogfeeds { } #postfeeds { padding:0 15px 0; }

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

How to...antique a table!

Oh my words...it's raining here again, which is good for the earth, but bad for my septic tank.

UGH!  Everytime we have a "soaking rain," our septic drain fields get overloaded and then the toilet in MY bathroom doesn't flush til it's dry for several days again.  Awful.  I guess it'd all be fine if we wanted to fork over $2K to add more drainfields...but do you know how much house beautifying I could do with $2K!?!

ALOT!

But, in the meantime I do have some projects that have been happening around here lately...rain or shine!
<-----Like this table. It has the most beautiful lines that just got kinda lost with plain wood stain. So, you know I painted it!

Lately I've been dying to figure out how to create a room that looks more subdued...mellow, cozy, worn, fresh...you know, all of that!  Anyhow, my friend Emily at Crisp Interiors is amazing at doing just that!  We're going to do guest postings next week on one another's sites....I'm doing one on using color for her, and she's gonna teach us all how to make something fabulous with whites and neutrals!  I'm so excited.  You should be too...

For now though, here's how I'm transforming this lovely table!


Make sure to give it a light sanding just to rough it up a bit to help the paint adhere.  I wanted some wood to show through this, so I didn't prime it at all.  I dont' know if that's the right way to do it, but it's how I did it this time...and this for now is working just fine for me. (I do prime some pieces that I care more about though.) Then I painted it a creamy white color...who knows what color it was... was the same one I used on the headboard bench that I found in the Lowes reject bin of mis-tinted paint colors!




 I  let that dry overnight.  The the next day i strategically sanded it in the places I thought would see a little wear and tear in real life use.  If you notice how the table looked before, you could tell all of that, so I kinda just went back over those places with a sanding sponge to take off some of the cream paint that I'd just done the day before. See below....



I sanded along the lines of the top of the table, and also a little here and there on the edges of the higher carved areas... you know, the spots that would actually get bumped and worn over time.

Then, using antiquing glaze (This time I used Valspar antiquing glaze which had a grayish tint to it, but often I use Minwax Walnut stain) I rubbed it on and off sort of at the same time using a staining sponge.   Can you see the difference here from the just plain cream finish above?  I did the same thing on the sides, base, and feet of the table as well.  With this, you'll have the glaze soaking into the lower areas as well as "roughing up" the higher sections.  It also gives an overall darker feeling to the entire piece which I really like.  
There's something almost funny about how much I want my newer things to look old these days.  I'm actually adding glazes and stains to replicate the look of basically leaving something unattended in a barn for a couple of years!  Love it though!

And the final product....well here she is!  You'll have to excuse the dropcloth...I was just trying to get it done and take pictures for you quickly!  I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.  I'd say it's quite a nice transformation!  What do you think?


Happy hump day!
- Logan








Labels: , , ,

8 Comments:

At March 9, 2011 at 4:11 PM , Anonymous Kim DeLoach said...

I'm dragging a small chest of drawers and all of my dining room chairs down to the basement now to get started!

 
At March 9, 2011 at 5:04 PM , Blogger Jones Family said...

Love it SO much!! Much better b/c you really can see all the details better.

 
At March 9, 2011 at 5:12 PM , Blogger amberschrock@charter.net said...

Excellent!! beautiful job.
You are inspiring many to do some decorating updates! :-)
I need to get your advice on how to spiffy up an old lamp shade...not sure how to put material over it when its angled.

 
At March 9, 2011 at 8:01 PM , Blogger LoganW said...

YAY! I'm inspiring other people to do it too! LOVE that!
Amber...covering a lampshade is easy...just did one the other day and have pictures to post a tutorial! Coming soon!

 
At March 9, 2011 at 8:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It turned out so well!!
Lindsey New

 
At March 9, 2011 at 8:36 PM , Blogger Amy said...

i want that table! :)

 
At March 9, 2011 at 9:01 PM , Blogger Ashlee said...

VERY nice transformation!

 
At March 9, 2011 at 9:10 PM , Blogger LoganW said...

Thanks everyone!
And Amy, if it wasn't from my mom and I wasn't attached to it...I might have considered selling it. Keep an eye out for the next thing I'll be posting...that might, just might be up for sale in the end. We'll see!

 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home