04 May 2014

Two Makeovers: Poodle and Table







I had to call his name to get him to look at the camera, so Francis the Toy Poodle thinks this post is about him, but it is really about the country French coffee table that I just painted.







Let's take a closer look at him.  He is so adorable.  He just returned from the groomer, and I think he was still feeling stressed from the experience.







This is the coffee table I painted.  It's a thirteen-years Ethan Allen country French piece, and it was in nearly perfect condition until it stood on my old sleeping porch for over a year exposed to the elements.  At that time I added wheels, because the porch's windows were missing, and when it rained during the monsoon water went all over the floor.  I left the wheels on, because it is easy to move around when the kids play the Wi.  There were two big issues with the table; it was too dark for this house, and the cats gouged it by using it as a launching pad to get out the missing windows.  So I sanded it with my sander; it looked like this before the transformation.







The table had gouges across the grain of the table that went almost completely its width, and  scratches that were more artistically made with the grain maybe when they sharpened their nails.  One can also see that the table is too heavy for the space in its stained state.









As you can see I painted the top Annie Sloan Chalk Paint "White", and I didn't like it!  Next, I laid all the popsicle sticks out to pick another shade, and this time I went with my favorite color, or as Annie Sloan named it: "Duck Egg".


So I used white on the top, then duck egg, then clear wax, then a dark wax that I made by mixing Annie Sloan's Paris Grey into clear wax, then Gire Dorer Gilding wax in Tin, and then I distressed and sanded with one of those rectangle sanders revealing some of the wood and the other colors.  (I sand after, because I like the look better.)
The table has some really nice details.













The color may look beachy, but turquoise, tin, gray, with the copper color of the wood showing through is also southwest vernacular.

























The table also has three, fitted baskets in a natural shade.








There it is! Two makeovers!




Thank you for the features! xoxo




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102 comments:

  1. This table was always meant to be painted - beautiful job with the distressing (I guess the cats helped!). It really brought out the details and I love the color. Francis looks like he is the master of his kingdom. We have a dog who stands in front of the mirror after returning from the groomer as if he is trying to remember what he looked like before.

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    1. Thank you, Donna. Your comment made my day! xoxo Sometimes, at least for me, it takes me awhile to just paint it when it is not working anymore. That's just so cute about your dog and his reflection! xoxo We were kidding that Francis was embarrassed by his more feminine summer cut, because when he arrived home he kept hanging his head when we would talk to him.

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  2. Thank you, Donna. Your comment made my day! xoxo Sometimes, at least for me, it takes me awhile to just paint it when it is not working anymore. That's just so cute about your dog and his reflection! xoxo We were kidding that Francis was embarrassed by his more feminine summer cut, because when he arrived home he kept hanging his head when we would talk to him.

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  3. Love the new table color, it sure changed how it looks and for the better :)

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  4. You did a great job. I have painted 3 pieces with chalk paint (CeCe Caldwell) and they turned out those same colors! They look very beachy at my house. Oh, and your little pup is adorable and looks very proud of himself in his new do.

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    1. Thank you, "Cottage by the Sea". This color must look lovely by the ocean. I have heard of CeCe's, but haven't seen it here yet. It's real easy for me to get to the shop that sells AS. xoxo

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  5. Your coffee table looks so beautiful and Frances looks so handsome! I love the colors you chose for the table and all of the gorgeous pictures you posted with the beautiful patinas!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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    1. Thank you, Gigi. Santa Fe has some of the most amazing colors and patinas. xoxo

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  6. This table is fantastic. It is such an improvement over the original stained version. You did a wonderful job!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. I agree with your assessment. xoxo Have a great weekend.

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  7. Su,
    The table looks awesome. Love the color and the chippy feel you gave to the piece. Very Oh la la!
    You reloved this table so beautifully. Love it.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris, for the encouragement. xoxo

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  8. Oh I love both, your precious poodle looks amazing and the table is stunning. Great makeover.

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    1. Thank you, Marty, for your sweet visit and complement. xoxo

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  9. Very pretty, Su! I love how it turned out. Great seating you have outdoors ~ the detail is beautiful. Francis is a cutie. I had a poodle a bit smaller than him {called Tiger} when I was a teen. She was such a loyal little dog and I just loved her so much.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. Poodles are the best pets ever, in my opinion. Loyal and kind. I wish I could say that was my backyard furniture! I took that photo in Santa Fe a couple a weeks ago, and the good thing is that you can go there and sit in it. It's in a public park on Canyon Road on the right if one walks down (hill)! I might do that with my cast iron furniture someday.

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  10. The table looks sooo great. Love the color.
    Your Poodl is so cute. Great make over on him too.

    Hugs from here

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  11. So pretty... both the table and the pup :) Do sorry he gets stressed by his grooming experience. Our chocolate lab, Vic, enjoys his time there. All we do is mention the name of the groomed , and he's at the door.
    Hugs, Gee

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    1. Thank you, Gee. How cute, that your Vic, loves it! xoxo

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  12. Wonderful make overs on both of them! The table is gorgeous and so is the pup!

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    1. Thank you, Nice and Pretty, for your sweet visit. xoxo

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  13. I'm glad it was a little damaged so you decided to pain it. It looks spectacular in that gorgeous "duck egg" colour! And Francis is also gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Magali. I was delighted by the results on the table. He is the best little dog ever. xoxo

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  14. What a gorgeous table with beautiful details. I love the color you chose and your method of painting it.

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    1. Thank you, Art and Sand. xoxo For a Mother's Day gift, I also painted my sister's side table, because it's her favorite color too and added a glass top. (She has a teenage son, and you would not believe what the top look like! But I forgot to take a before.) :)

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  15. love the poodle and love your table even more. It is such a beautiful color.

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. xoxo I agree, the table looks much better with color.

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  16. First may I saw what a DARLING fur baby your Frances is! I absolutely love how the table turned out. Perfect color and finish.

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    1. Thank you, Laura. xoxo He is a perfect, little dog. I am real happy with how the table turned out. It pains me that some of my good furniture was damaged in the process of the renovation, yet once it is damaged it is freeing to be able to figure out what to do. I mean, what could go wrong? Nothing really, and I like it again. Best wishes with your second French final!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. ♡ I really enjoy this kind of activity. For a Mother's Day present for my sister, I also painted a side table.

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  18. In love with the finished piece! You made an ordinary looking piece of furniture look unique and artsy! And Francis is such a love! Cutie! I'm inspired to refinish some furniture myself, though it seems like a lot of work and I'm a lazyyyyyy gal!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. He is the best, little dog. When I paint furniture, the hard part for me is being patient putting on a couple of coats, but the decorating part of where to add color or distress, I love. xoxo

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  19. what a lovely job you did, and also how lovely your pooch looks. Wonderful makeovers.

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  20. Well, it's beautiful now! And so is Francis.
    Brenda

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  21. The table looks amazing! love the wheels too! and your floors look fabulous...it all works together so well!-aimee

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  22. I love Duck Egg blue and it looks fabulous on your table! Great job.

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    1. Thank you, V, for your sweet visit and complement. xoxo

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  23. Very inspiring table makeover! I crave turquoise when summer comes around :)

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    1. Thank you, Misantropia. I agree, it's such a wonderful color! xoxo

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  24. Wow...that's quite a transformation! I love it! I am not the greatest with furniture makeovers, I just don't have the patience, but I love looking at other people's! Your pup is cute, too! ;)

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    1. Thank you, Kim. The hard part is painting, though this paint makes it easy. I usually don't sand with this paint, but that gouge was deep. The fun part is the artistic part of distressing. xoxo

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  25. Oh I love that colour and your table looks like it was always meant to be Duck egg blue. Your dog Francis is sooo cute too. I think they do get stressed during grooming. We just groomed our dog and he looks fresh and ready for spring.

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    1. Thank you, Donna. I think you are right. I'm glad spring is there! xoxo

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  26. Francis is so cute! Love your table makeover..that color is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Stacey, he is adorable. The color is real pretty. What else can I paint? xoxo

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  27. I love the color. Very nice! Job well done. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Carla, for your visit and sweet complement. xoxo

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  28. beautiful piece and I absolutely love the new look.

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  29. DANKE für DEINEN BESUCH,,,,,
    hast auch einen wunderschönen BLOG..
    habe dich gespeichert....
    liebe grüße aus TIROL...
    die BIRGIT

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    1. Thank you for following. I followed your blog too. I also tried to add your blog to my sidebar, but for whatever reason it doesn't show. It's interesting that you are in Tyrol. I recently watched a show online about the Tyrol region. Danke, dass Sie nach. Ich folgte Ihrem Blog auch. Ich versuchte auch, einen Blog zu meiner Seitenleiste hinzufügen, aber aus irgendeinem Grund es nicht zu zeigen. Es ist interessant, dass Sie in Tirol sind. Ich habe vor kurzem eine Online-Show gesehen über die Region Tirol. Ich google translate, und es könnte herauskommen seltsam.

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  30. Your "new" table looks gorgeous! Love the color, you did a fabulous job. And love your sweet poodle too!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah, thank you for your sweet visits. He's so adorable. xoxo

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  31. You have a great blog, love it! :) I'm following you now :)
    Love the color of the table, it looks great.

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    1. Thank you, Rory, for the sweet complement; I'm following you back. xoxo

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  32. I love the transformation of the table ! The dog looks pretty good too. I have a coffee table of similar wood and condition yours was before the transformation and now the inspiration to work on mine !

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. I love Annie Sloan paint; it's worth every penny. I've used milk paint before too, but I like the way this goes on better. xoxo

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  33. Love the table! That color is so pretty and the way you've finished it is beautiful. Francis is pretty adorable too! Put him on guard duty to keep the cats away from the table :) Have a wonderful week!
    Blessings, Deborah

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    1. Thank you, Deborah, for your sweet visit and complement. xoxo Now that the porch is enclosed, they don't come in anymore. They are outdoor kitties, run amok, but we love them, so they are fixed, with shots, and collars. Have a wonderful week.

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  34. OH Susan - this turned out spectacular !!!
    I love Duck Egg blue - especially distressed - looks like such an authentic " old " color !
    Beautiful transformation :)
    Going to look around - because I haven't been in a while XOX
    xxx

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    1. Thank you, Suzan for all your wonderful comments. I sent you an e-mail. xoxo Su

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  35. Oh Su! Your projects are absolutely GORGEOUS...as usual! The color I just love! I painted my coffee table a pure white and I just don't like it. You have inspired me to repaint it! And Francis is a doll! We had a little dog but I had to give him back! He was a terror. :( I want her though! xoxo Jen

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    1. Hi, Jen. My sister had a little dog that was a terror too! Fortunately, Francis is perfect. I really like the Annie Sloan chalk paint, and in my opinion, Jen, it is worth every penny. xoxo

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  36. How lovely both of these makeovers are! Your little pup is just too precious with those big, soulful eyes, and the table is just beautiful. You did a very nice makeover - I just love the color and all the little details make this table very special. A sweet photo ending with the pretty flowers, too. xo Karen

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    1. Thank you, Beatrice, for such wonderful encouragement. xoxo

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  37. Love the color of this table. I have yet to paint furniture, but I will. Your home is lovely. Have a wonderful Mother's Day. Hugs, Martha

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    1. Thank you. Happy Mother's Day to you too, Martha. xoxo

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  38. That is my fav ASCP color too. Is that your lawn furniture? It is gorgeous!
    Sherry

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    1. Thank you, Charm of Home. That furniture is a photo I took on Canyon Road in Santa Fe. It's a small park open to the public. It's gorgeous! I think someday that I would like to do that to my iron furniture.

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  39. It looks wonderful and so does that sweet little poodle of yours...adorable! :)

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  40. I don't know which is more beautiful, puppy or table. Well, as much as I love the table I guess my vote goes to puppy. So adorable. Great job. I want to get into more painting of furniture. I just love how it looks..Happy Mother's Day..Judy

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    1. Thank you, Judy. Painting is really fun. xoxo

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  41. So pretty:) Love it! I followed your blog. Hugs Manuela

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    1. Thank you, Manuela. I followed yours too. I noticed that I already had it in my sidebar, before following! xoxo

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  42. Oh, wow! Love, love the table, and the poodle is too cute for words.

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    1. Thank you, Dayle. He is just as adorable as he looks. xoxo

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  43. Both Francis and your table look great! I love the color of the table. Francis is too cute... love the expression. My dog can say so much with one facial expression, as well!

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    1. Thank you, Bobbypin Bandit. Dogs are so special! xoxo

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  44. You have done a great job with that chalk paint! It looks good on larger pieces and the colour ist absolutely gorgeous (like the eggs of blackbirds...) - what an improvement! And the dog is irresistable (and knows that very well, I suppose...)
    Hugs from Sarah

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. I can't believe how much better this coffee table looks. xoxo

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  45. Love the table...Love the color...& love that cutie fur baby of yours!!

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  46. Your poodle is too gorgeous not to be a scene stealer! He looks so elegant just sitting there like a royal pet. Good thing you decided to include him in your post, he complements the fabulous work you did on that furniture very well.

    -Carl

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  47. oooh, LOVE this table! You did such a good job, and I liked all the different tones coming through--especially the cooper. I like it painted more than the original wood, and I have a hard time painting something if it has never been painted (i.e, if it is only stained). You may have converted me...at least with respect to this beautiful table :).

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    1. Thank you, Carrie. I empathize. It really came down to not being able to use it or get rid of it, because it was taking up space in the shed. I'm really happy with it. I like it more than I did stained. xoxo

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  48. What a lovely job you did on this table, it looks perfect now. I do love your cute little poodle doggie.
    Hugs, Lynnie

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  49. Featuring you tomorrow. This is so pretty! Great makeover.
    Thanks for linking!
    Isabelle

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    1. Thank you, Isabelle. Happy Mother's Day. xoxo

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  50. I love Francis and the coffee table!!!! What an absolutely gorgeous makeover!

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  51. Both makeovers are gorgeous! Francis is so fabulous and I love the way the table turned out. Maybe the cats were encouraging you to do this. lol! thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you, Jann. I think so. Both. :) When I send Francis our toy poodle outside all clean from the groomer, the kitties sniff him. xoxo

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