While sitting in my house, I got the hankering to do some sprucing up. As I told my friend, Sharon, in North Carolina, " I need to do some degrannification."
I hear the word Grannified used a lot on HGTV. It is not complimentary. While I love the way my home looks, I had gotten into some ruts.
I did not want to spend my birthday money on home decor....let's face it, I spent it on stitching.:) So I referred to some of my favorite You Tube channels. Simply Lake and Lace, Lynette Yoder and Adaline Zook. All of these are young women who have a fun decor in their homes. And one thing they all say is that Paint can really change a piece of furniture.
My coffee table was purchased second hand several years ago and it had seen better days. It was dinged and the color really blended into the room, nothing special. So I decided to chalk paint it. I did the top and left the bottom the old wood color. I lived with that for a week for so before deciding that it was not the look I was wanted in my living room. So I decided to paint the whole table. I knew if I did not like it, I could sell it on Facebook Market Place and get something else.
I headed off to Hobby Lobby for more Lace Chalk paint as well as dark wax. Chalk paint is great because it does not require primer and we all know I am a lazy girl. I spent most of Friday working on the coffee table and I am glad to say, it is what I was going for and I will keep it.
It looks a little bright in this photo so here is a close up so you can see the wax.
The wax really gives it a distressed look and hides some imperfections while emphasizing design, mainly those curvy legs. I used to watch Matt and Shari on Room by Room on HGTV and Shari always said a room should have one thing that was unexpected. My coffee table is my unexpected piece. I do have several painted pieces in the room. One table is black, and in the background of this picture you can see a teal piece I picked up at a restaurant. At a restaurant you may say...well it was really a coffee shop and this small teal table was in their cute bathroom holding a brass spittoon that was full of paper hand towels. I asked the owner what color the table was painted because I was going to "steal" his color. I was totally surprised when he asked if I would ike to buy the table. The price was right and I took it home. Turns out he used his coffee shop to showcase pieces that he had redone and this was his side hustle.
So for about $15 I got a whole new coffee table and if I choose to sell it later, I think I will recoup my investment.
I also spent some time moving some lamps around as well as changing some vignettes. It may still be grannified but I am enjoying my nest.