I just finished a blue painted console table makeover using Beyond Paint. I am not a latex paint on furniture kind of girl. I know lots of DIY furniture painters get great results with it, but I am old school when it comes to my paints and paint finishes. I found the paint on clearance at a local building store. When I say local friends, I mean about 30 miles away too. Supplies are hard to find out here!
I desperately needed paint too. Today is the DIY Furniture Girls monthly post with a theme day. This month’s theme is Words. The North House came furnished and let me gently mention that a lot of the previous owners tastes are not necessarily mine. This is the hall to the third floor bedroom.
In spite of the awful color of orange wood on maroonish carpet, the table fits well in this hall.
It just needed some vision…and new flooring. The vision I can take care of now. The flooring will be here in a few weeks:)
I sanded down the top and gave it a coat of Minwax Dark Walnut Stain.
The base got two coats of the Beyond Paint in Nantucket. This stuff is like pudding, so I’d dip my brush in the container and wipe it on the foil so there weren’t any globs of paint on the brush.
Since I’m getting ready to paint the kitchen and bathroom cabinets I wanted to see how well the paint went on without me tinkering and watering it down. It’s supposed to have special properties that make the application easy without brushstrokes specifically for furniture and cabinets. This is not a sponsored post guys, I was just curious to see how well it worked. I have to say I was impressed.
You guys know I like layers and depth on my furniture painting makeovers so I added a coat of the Beyond Paint Glaze onto my blue painted console table. After trying to apply it with a rag I switched to a cheap chip brush and worked it on in thin layers. As it dried I worked it more to get some areas thicker than others.
That old orangey table just needed a new look. The blue painted console table looks just right for the hall now.
Remember earlier when I said this months theme was Words? Well, here comes my words. Yes, friends and fellow team mates, I know the words were supposed to be on the furniture. But I’ve been away from home for 6 weeks now working on the North House Lodge and thought I had stencils packed to come with me. Oops 🙁 Supplies are not easy to get out here, so my vinyl stick on to the wall words had to do.
You have to admit, it does fit well for the North House Lodge though 🙂
This blue painted console table makeover is one small step forward in the 6 week overhaul I’m doing in this place. My staging will be better in a few weeks when there is better decor in the house and the rugs have been changed. Yep, I know window treatments will be a nice addition too. In the meantime I’ll keep on cranking out projects. If you missed my first two I shared how to remove veneer from an old mirror and mimic the look of Restoration hardware’s deconstructed line and I built an amazing industrial style TV media stand with wheels.
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This table is a perfect fit for your hallway and looks so much better post-makeover. I’ll bet it is a different for you to live in a spot where supplies are hard to come by. You did a great job with what you could find locally. The table now looks so nice!
Hi! Yes it is very different not being able to just run out to the store. It makes me have to think and plan ahead for every project. I loved the shape of the table but that orange wood had to go! The blue is so pretty I’m bringing it home with me to Fl. It will fit perfectly down here on something!
I love the new look of the old table Wendi! I have some red Relaim paint and I love it. It’s thick, but not quite as thick as yours. I wonder if maybe yours has been frozen somewhere along the way?
Hi Gail and that’s a complete possibility given I’m in VT now. It may have sat on the shelf a long time too which is why I think it was on sale. Or maybe because they were clearing out the old label except they didn’t have any f the new labels there. Either way I loved it and am sure I’ll use it on my kitchen cabinets here. Hope your weekend is starting of well!
Kathy Owen says
Pretty table. I’ve been using Reclaim for years. I also retailed the paint. It has been renamed to Beyond Paint.
Hi Kathy & thank you 🙂 Since you’ve ben using it for a long time, I’m assuming you love it. I’d never used it before. I’m loving the coverage and how it goes on. Thanks for the info on the name change, I must have one of the old labels…which is I’m sure why I found the paint on clearance!
Christy@ Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
Much better, Wendi! I have been out of the loop…going back to read about the North House! Sounds like an exciting project! 🙂
Hi Christy It is much better. I loved the shape just could deal with the orangey finish the table had. You know I’m loving the new place, especially since there is so much work yet to do!
I just love that blue and it turned out so beautifully. Great job. Hugs, Karin
Hi Karin & thank you! It’s a beautiful blue, one of the prettiest I’ve seen. Thanks so much for your visit:)
Marie from The Interior Frugalista says
I’m impressed that you’re cranking out furniture makeovers amidst your long To Do List refreshing this home before you head back to the beach house. The console table looks so much better now! I was so surprised to see that clumpy jar of paint went on so smoothly. I’ve never heard of that brand. Good luck with the cabinets and new flooring – it all sounds exciting!
Hi Marie, Oh my gosh do I ever have my work cut out for me! Seriously! LOL I have a long list of projects to finish before I head home for the season, the big challenge will be fitting them all in time:) Yes, the paint was awesome! I’m pretty sure I’ll be using it for my cabinets too!
Lindsay Eidahl says
So pretty! Just what that table needed!
Hi Lindsay, yes the table desperately needed a makeover. I was just thrilled that I found something here that needed to be redone:)
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Love this story! And the table refresh is totally amazing! I’ve seen the paint you used ariund, but never really gave serious thought to trying it out. Your post made me a believer. It’s totally beautiful. You may be at the North House with limited supplies, but your talent more than makes up for it. Terrific job! Susie from Chelsea Project
Funny and thank you so much Susie! The table is definitely a keeper now which is good because I need all the budget makeovers I can get. …and yes! That paint was awesome!