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{Before & After} – Chippy Side Table


This little wood table was super cute with good bones, but needed a fun color – in my opinion ANYWAYS:)

I painted it a blue color (sorry, it was an oops paint so i havent a clue what color it is!?) – then to tone down the blue a bit i glazed it with a dark walnut stain. 

BUT, before i glazed it, i did my new favorite thing and went to town with my cabinet scraper that i talked about here.  I didnt use anything else to distress this table besides the scraper.

This may be too much distressing for some – but i love it!!  the chippier the better :)


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Close up of the distressing…

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And some more beauty shots :)

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And this table is for sale – go over to {Sweet Pickins} for more info

K – im off to paint :)


29 Responses to {Before & After} – Chippy Side Table

  1. Gloria Fox @ Potentially Beautiful April 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Love it.

  2. Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked April 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love the idea of using a cabinet scraper- going on my list now! I adore that color…really, everything about it!! Great job :)

  3. Hannah April 27, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    Can it have my babies?

  4. Tiffany April 27, 2011 at 6:26 pm #


  5. the Furnitista April 27, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    It's adorable!

  6. lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL April 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm #


  7. Shelley April 27, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

    It's yummy!

  8. Harps and Ollie's Mom April 27, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    Wow! This table looks amazing…I love, love, love it! :)

  9. ~PJ April 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    I'm painting a desk blue right now, and while I won't distress it that much, I adore this little table.

  10. Snappy Di April 27, 2011 at 8:14 pm #

    And not only is it perfectly chippy… the blue is da bomb!

  11. Tanya April 27, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    Everything you do turns out so well! Another winner!

  12. Claudia April 27, 2011 at 10:33 pm #


    It's so pretty!! Love that color.

  13. Jenny April 27, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    Awesome! I love the color and never would have thought it could look so great in looking at the before. Well done.

  14. Heather April 27, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    OH, be still my heart!
    You rocked on that one!

  15. Heather April 28, 2011 at 1:22 am #

    It's a beauty! …just like everything else that you do. You inspire me!

  16. Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy April 28, 2011 at 1:28 am #

    I love the heavy distressing! The color is super sweet, too!

  17. Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy April 28, 2011 at 1:29 am #

    Me again! I'm going to have to try your scraper technique. Do you prime?

  18. Terry April 28, 2011 at 1:36 am #

    I have the companion table to this piece that I have been waiting to do…you have given me inspiration!

  19. Amanda M. April 28, 2011 at 1:45 am #

    I love it. The chippier the better fo sho!

  20. Christa @ Stories of a House April 28, 2011 at 4:11 am #

    Love it! I used my scraper today for the first time, too, and love it!

  21. Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking April 28, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    I love it! I would not have bought that table in it's original condition even if I saw it really cheap somewhere. That's such a transformation from an ugly duckling to a beautiful swan!

  22. Carrie April 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    That is one of my favorite colors!!! Do you consider North Carolina in the area that is close enough to purchase all your treasures? :) I am so jealous of your neighbor. I would have a house full of furniture if I lived in Utah!

  23. Kim @ Cheap Chic Home April 28, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    I like all of your distressing, I'm going to check out your tool. The color you used looks great. Funny enough, I posted a table very similar to this today :).

  24. Wanda @ Just Vintage April 30, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    You know, I always pass up these kinds of tables. They're kinda ugly in their wood stain, but seeing this one painted and distressed, I think I've GOT to buy the next one I see! I love it! Maybe if I ever get my first piece of painted furniture behind me I'll be more anxious to buy more. Or not. LOL

  25. Anonymous April 30, 2011 at 11:54 pm #

    so do you lightly sand it…then prime…then paint and finish? I scored a table similar to this one at a local thrift store and am wanting to try my hand at "Your Most Amazing Talentedness"…you TOTALLY ROCK! I have been following you for about a month now and am completely in love with your work! Thank you so very much for sharing with us!

    • Hanna June 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

      I would like to know too

  26. Orange it Lovely May 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    GORGEOUS! i love this color!

  27. Joselyn @The DIY Spot October 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    No way is that too much distressing. It’s beautiful!

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