Friday, September 9, 2011

Completed Projects: No. 2 and No. 3

Projects 2 and 3 were legs for a table I got from Craigslist last year and a little wooden box from Hobby Lobby.
The table legs got Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I want to age and distress the legs, but not until I have the whole table done.
The rest of the table is still buried in the garage, so the aging will have to wait until I get down to the top.
It seems everything I've had for a while is that ugly orangish brown wood. I think adding any color of paint improves furniture and cabinets right away.
Here's a final shot of the finished table legs. I love the shape of them and like that they're nice and sturdy. I got this table and six matching chairs for a total of $75.00. I think the next project will be the table top and the chairs. First it will complete the dining set, and second, it will greatly reduce the pile in the garage.
The little orange box was dirt cheap at Hobby Lobby a few months ago. It had some dings and, even at Halloween time, that orange would be out of place.
I taped it before I painted, but if I had it to do again I would skip the taping and just paint the box inside and out. The distressing on the box makes it look like it hasn't been painted in spots, but it's just the distressing.

The Annie Sloan French Gray Chalk Paint looks almost blue in person. I think I'll mix up my own combination to make it grayer and less blue in the future.

Once again, my raw sugar packets came in handy to dress up the box. I love it next to the pumpkin. Like everyone else, I love the Fall season best of all.


  1. You know you break my heart when you say you can't stand wood color. Being a woodworker "ouch". But alas I do paint some things so ennaway love your legs and that pumkin box. TABLE legs that is! LOL! So ennaway can't wait to see the table an chairs done.

  2. I am pleased you dropped by and became a new friend and follower! I would be delighted for you to link this post or one of your others up to the Potpourri Party which is currently under way!