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December 21, 2011

Patchwork Distressed Side Table Revamp




I was thrilled when Cassidy of Remodelaholic, contacted me and asked for this project to be featured on her blog, a very cool site run by a husband and wife team who have remodeled 3 houses on a very tight budget-like $5,000 cheap! I don't know how they do it but they are a very talented team. Thanks to those of you coming over from their blog today-
I hope you take a look around and like what you see here and stay awhile!

So, about this fun experiment I got to try-my first time doing a patchwork technique:

This side table was sitting in a dark corner of my aunt and uncle's basement.
My cousin, who is moving into a downtown loft apartment has been looking for tables to
furnish his new place and he saw the potential for this piece. 
I was happy to take on the challenge of revamping it for him and his girlfriend. 

I have been fascinated by patchwork salvage furniture I've seen,  but not so hot about the prices (hundreds and hundreds of dollars when I can recreate the look myself??) I got to experiment first with this project and am really happy with the results. Curious? Read on to see what I did:


I used these materials by DecoArt as my accent colors and brushes for the project.
After priming the table, I brushed these acrylic colors in strips on all of the areas of the table
that had separate sections of wood, along with a muted yellow latex paint sampler ( believe it was Glidden eggshell paint in "Crisp Ginger Ale".


 I allowed to dry before I coated the table completely with a light 
latex gray eggshell. 


 I then allowed the top coat to dry for a full day before my final sanding, 
which I did using 100 grit sandpaper with an electric sander. 




Hideous looking at this point--but look below 
to see what sanding the final top layer revealed! 







The table now has a similar effect of those expensive salvage wood pieced together tables and chests. I love how all the colors subtly show through underneath. I finished the project with a protective coating of Deco Art Acrylic Sealer. It left the table feeling as smooth as satin.
 I hope Kevan and Anna like the end result as much as I do! 

I can't wait to try this technique on some pieces of my own furniture next. Stay tuned as I reveal more revamps...Thanks for reading! 

--Kristina
Linking up with these parties and this party.

42 comments:

  1. So very shabby chic!! Nice work with the layers of color / Patina :) Someday I'll work up the nerve to try something like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. I found you on 36th Avenue.... I LOVE what you did with this table. I think I might have to try this. Great job!!!

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  3. Wow - this turned out so great. I love it. I am going to have to try this technique sometime.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog Lovely Etc. and becoming a follower. I came over just to check out your site and it is so great I had to follow you too!

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  4. Love! Great transformation! What an awesome technique! I would love for you to come up link up at passionatelyperfect.com! Your newest follower!

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  5. Hey this is really cool & creative! Nice work, very pretty!

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  6. Thanks everyone for the great response! There are a lot of steps to this process, but it is worth it for the amazing results-don't forget to preserve it all with an acrylic sealer!

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  7. ok, this table came out looking awesome! I probably would've painted it white and called it a day.. which goes to show how far my creative abilities extend to :)
    I'm sure they are going to LOVE it!

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  8. So fantastic! You're cousin is going to love this!

    So glad you shared at our Pin'Inspiration party.

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  9. Wow! This is AWESOME! I love your inspiration and I LOVE the results! Your site is beautiful! I'm excited to be your newest bloggy friend...I'm following you!!!

    XO,
    Aimee from ItsOverflowing

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  10. What a lovely transformation! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday! Merry Christmas!

    Melanie
    www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  11. ummmm... I'm in love! Thank you for sharing! I love to use acrylic paint on furniture and am going to try your striped method next time! I'm your newest fan!!! Please stop by bellanest.blogspot.com if you get a chance. =)

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  12. SERIOUSLY FANTASTIC! Love the lamp too!!!

    --Katie
    www.blah2beautiful.blogspot.com
    Creatively Living

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  13. You did a fantastic job! The finish is amazing! My Husband does really great finishes for furniture for our booth and yours just looks amazing, love the after!

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  14. I love it, fabulous transformation. I can't wait to try this technique.

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  15. This looks fabulous! I would love to feature this project on my blog. Let me know if you are interested and I will get all the details to you! Thanks for linking up to our party!

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  16. @ Remodelaholic-I would be thrilled to be featured on your blog!! Thanks for the kind words-we'll be in touch soon!

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  17. This is an incredible transformation. I'm impressed! I will have to find a piece to try this on.

    Sharon

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  18. This is really a cute little piece. I love the different colors coming out like that with the distressing.

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  19. Sweet side table--love the transformation!

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  20. Love all those colours peeking through.... so cute!

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  21. This looks great. I love that you used different colors underneath. Great job!

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  22. Love this idea! Super cute! I'm having a linky party on my blog and would love for you to link up! Here is the address http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/2011/12/27/the-linky-party-1227-1231/

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  23. I love your results! So creative!

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  24. So cute I can hardly stand it!!! Thanks for linking up at Overflowing with Creativity! I'm glad we're bloggy friends!!

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  25. Thanks SO much for linking this beautiful table to Pin'Inspirational Thursday last week.. I ADORE IT..Soo awesome.. I featured YOU today!! Hope you can stop in and snag a button as you where one of the FAV five from the party.. THANKS AGAIN.. **WISHING YOU A SPECTACULAR NEW YEAR** Cheers to much success in 2012.. Xoxoxo..M
    http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/12/pininspirational-thursday-14-linky.html

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  26. Great makeover! I love seeing the layers of colors. It's a winning piece.

    Dee

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  27. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! All of the fun colors that peek through are perfect! Great Job :)

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  28. LOVE how this turned out, and am going to copy your technique on some of my wonderful junk! I am a new follower.

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  29. What a great job and great idea of colors! Well done!

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  30. I LOVE!!! I have a table that has been primed and set aside to percolate...basically I haven't been able to really decide what I want its final look to be..Now I do!! Thanks for the inspiration! I am you newest follower.

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  31. I’ll be featuring you on Thursday in my {take a look at you} post. Thank you so much for sharing this at last week’s {wow me} wednesday party. Hope you are having a wonderful new years.

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

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  32. Visiting from Life Made Lovely. Wow that looks really great! I've never used craft paint as an under layer for furniture but why not. What a great economical idea! I really love how it turned out.

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  33. OH my goodness, this is beautiful!! I am pinning this ASAP for inspiration, thanks for sharing!! :)

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  34. this table is so fun! love the layered worn look!

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  35. Hi Kristina!

    You are featured this evening at Creative Juice. Thanks for sharing at the last party. Love your technique. I am also sharing this at Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.

    :) Have a lovely night!

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  36. Great technique! I love the finish.....

    xo,
    Barb Blair

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  37. love this so much! I am going to start with a piece I found on the side of the road, thanks so much for sharing all the pics...I am such a visual person that I needed to see how you layerd the colors.
    I really think I can do this now!!

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  38. Love it....and gotta try this on a project in the NEAR future. Im new to blogland and just ran across your blog. So much fun, so I'll be checkin back on ya regularly. COME SEE ME.

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