30 April 2015

Faux Metal Table Top




I want to introduce you to Dinah; she adopted us about six weeks ago. She took up residence in one of the sheds that was open. We felt sorry for her, and left her food and water, but after a few days, we realized that she had an eye infection so, we took her to the cat doctor. It turns out she was fixed, so she was probably lost or abandoned, but we could not find who she belonged to. She is sitting on today's project.












We needed a project table for the shed, and we wanted a painting or craft table, but they all looked too modern and out of place. So we visited the second hand stores and found an iron base that someone had painted flat blue and screwed two pieces of shelving as a table top. I knew the table was the correct style and would be the right size, so I purchased it. The next thing we did was visit Home Depot for a piece of wood that we had them cut to 32 x 24. When we got the piece home my spouse sanded it, and then I got to work. I wanted the entire table to look like a metal. 













I already had the paint, so that made it easy. First, I painted the table top AS Duck Egg Blue, and then I streaked it with AS French Linen. Once it dried, I took out a metallic can of silver Rust-o-leum that I already had, and a can of copper Rust-o-leum and gave it some metallic streaks, but not before throwing Kosher salt all over it, so it would speckle and look a little rusted or galvanized.


























It was starting to look really pretty, and like what I envisioned, so I then sprayed the base with both of the Rust-o-leum metallics letting some of the original blue show through, and then rested the top on it.











When it was all painted, I waxed the wood top with silver wax and some gold wax that I already had, and then some AS clear, and then I sanded it with a steel wool scrub pad, and then my spouse attached it with hidden screws.  It is sort of difficult to show, but the top really does look like an older metal table. 

I have big plans for this table, and will show you in a few days.

Here's another one of my past faux painting projects; it's a pin board.

My blog is a hobby, and I don't get paid for the products or stores that I use; I just like them.




Thank you for visiting, and I appreciate all the lovely comments.
xoox
Su


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74 comments:

  1. I am utterly enthralled by the affect you had on that table and amazed how clever you were to think of it.. the result is captivating, and I cannot wait to explore your blog more... you are already on my listing, but I will pay much closer attention in the future as you are full of amazing and achievable ideas, thank you so much for sharing... hugs from across the pond.. J

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    1. Thank you, Janzi, for your sweet compliment and visiting today. I follow you too, and I look forward to reading more of you too. xoxo Su

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  2. Your table is wonderful - it really does look like aged metal! I can't wait to see what you do with it. So sweet of you to take care of Dinah! She is a pretty girl. xo Karen

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    1. Thank you, Beatrice. Funny how cats are. xoxo Su

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  3. It looks great and now you have a cat-inspector to assist in all future endeavors! :) So nice that you took her in :)

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    1. Thank you, Deb. I think so. She is the middle of everything. xoox Su

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  4. It looks great and now you have a cat-inspector to assist in all future endeavors! :) So nice that you took her in :)

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  5. A tremendous amount of work, Su, but so beautiful! I look forward to seeing your "big plans" for the table. :)
    Hugs,
    Lin

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    1. Thank you, Lin. I like these fun projects where there is no right or wrong and just see what happens. xoxo Su

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  6. What a pretty table! Dinah is gorgeous - what a lucky cat to find a home!

    xox

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    1. Thank you, Anne. Now, we are back to four kitties. 2 outdoor, 1 semi-outdoor (lives in potting shed), and Anya our rescue cat lives in the house.

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  7. Awwww...Dinah is a pretty gal! The table looks wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, Vee. Have a wonderful day. xoox Su

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  8. Sweet face on Dinah, so glad she found you! Love your table, excellent paint job. Patty/NS

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    1. Thank you, Patty. She is a sweet cat. xoxo Su

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  9. Su,
    Dinah (pretty girl) looks very model like sitting on your newest stunning and very convincing faux aged metal table. The salt works like magic! Excellent effect and I love the base. Looking forward to seeing where you place it.
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Vera. It's for my daughter and I. I paint, and my daughter paints, but she is a poet, and a pianist., but she sings too. xoxo Su

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  10. Hi Su,
    Love the table. I cannot wait to see where you put it. Dinah knew where to go to find love and a new home. She is adopting a great family with you. She looks so sweet in the picture.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris. She is a pretty friendly kitty, so I guess she got lost or tossed. xoxo Su

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  11. Such a pretty table, and what a unique way to use kosher salt. Love the kitty too ;-)
    Lori

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    1. Thank you, Lori. It made it look rusty in spots where I put the copper paint.

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  12. You have such wonderful vision of your projects and a generous heart for kitties that need love and care. Thank you Su, Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen, for such a sweet comment. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  13. I agree with Kathleen, you have a great vision for what something can turn out to be. This is just amazing. Well done with the color choice.
    I love the kitty too.
    Carla

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    1. Thank you, Carla. The kitties just seem to come here. xoxo Su

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  14. What a great table, Su. I love your vision...and your new pretty kitty! She is lucky to have found such a sweet family to adopt! ;)

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    1. Thank you, Kim. She is a nice cat. xoxo Su

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  15. Whoops on the Hemp Oil - it is from Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. I bought it along with ASCP and never read the small label. Thanks for visiting me and commenting - you helped me correct an error and I am grateful. I am following and have a link back on my blog to you now.
    Joy

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    1. Thank you, Joy. Thanks for telling me, because now I know where to purchase. xoox Su

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  16. Great job! The table looks very pretty. Dinah is very lucky to have found you.
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  17. Great work! I'm impressed. Dinah looks like a beautiful soul, I am glad she found her way to a safe and caring home.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. She's a sweet cat. You might think we had a sign out for them that they could read. xoxo Su

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  18. She's such a beautiful looking cat, at least she has found a nice family to look after her. The table looks fab, it really looks like old metal, great job!

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    1. I like doing projects when I don't know what is going to happen. xoxo Su

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  19. Both your kitty and your table look great!

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    1. Thank you, Lorri. We seem to attract cats here. xoox Su

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  20. Wow, I do love that table.
    I'm looking forward to see what your next plan is!
    And it's so cool that you took Dinah in.
    Very kind of you.
    :)

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  21. What a sweet kitty. Love your metal table project. Great combo of paints to get this effect.
    Have a nice evening. CM

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    1. Thank you, CM. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox Su

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  22. It turned out wonderful. Your new kitty likes it. xo

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    1. Thank you, Kerrie. This is the open shed she claimed as her own. xoxo Su

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  23. You created a beautiful piece. I love the base and the top, well, you did a great job! The perfect working table! Dinah is a doll baby, hope she likes her new home! Blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. She does. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox Su

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  24. Just like cats to want to get up onto the table, yours is wonderful.
    Beautiful job.
    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you, Dore. At least the table is only for projects, but I guess she will be in the middle. xoox Su

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  25. So nice of you to take car of little Dinah, who is adorable... And you found the perfect name ;)
    The table tp looks amazing! No doubt Dinah thinks it's great to stay in a home that has so much style!

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  26. The table is so beautiful :)
    And the cat is cute, I love cats. I live in a very small apartment so I can't have a cat there but I will have one when I move into a house, hopefully one day :D

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    1. Thank you, Rory. I hope you have both someday soon. xoxo Su

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  27. LOVE your new addition to the family. Dinah is adorable.
    The table turned out perfect! My daughter did this to a section of her counter top. I really like it!
    You did a wonderful job!!!
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  28. The table is way cool and I love the combination of chalk paint and the metallic. You have once again resourcefully created a perfect touch!

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    1. Thank you, Dana. It really was fun. I like open ended projects. xoxo Su

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  29. Your table looks great! And that was lucky to have you adopted :)

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    1. Thank you, LT. I think we must have a sign outside saying they are welcome! xoxo Su

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  30. I do love the table make-over. Bless you for taking in Dinah, clearing up her eye infection and giving her a forever home. I am a huge cat lover myself!

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    1. Thank you, Mildred. She was so insistent that she lived here. :) xoxo Su

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  31. Fabulous, Su. I LOVE it! Dinah is one lucky kitty to be a part of your family. Hugs, Nancy

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. Have a wonderful weekend. xox Su

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  32. OMG!! What a beauty you created!! Stunning!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thank you, Debbie, for your sweet visit and compliment. xoxo Su

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  33. Lovely cat and lovely table. I'd like to have both. Just kidding. One dog is enough for me

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    1. I have a toy poodle too, but he thinks he is a cat, so I don't know if he counts as a dog. xoox Su

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  34. You have GOT to be kidding me...this is WOOD...??? WOW, you did a magnificent job...it looks so much like metal, I can't stand it. You are really talented , Su....this really turned out great....

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    1. Thank you, B.J. It was a fun project. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  35. Projects are great, but I loved seeing the picture of Dinah. How lucky that she found you!

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    1. Thank you, Michele. She's a real friendly cat. Now we have rescued four. Three outdoor ones, and one that has to be indoor. xoxo Su

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  36. Dinah is adorable. What a wonderful family you are to get her care. We get adopted too. It brings us so much joy.
    I love your home. Courtney from French Country Cottage posted about you and I have loved reading about your home transformation. The table is amazing. Keep posting and I will keep reading.

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    1. Thank you, Gibby, for your sweet visit from French Country Cottage. Dinah is really sweet, and it amazes all of us here that cats can be so smart and choosy. We have enjoyed repairing, remodeling, and decorating this home. xoox Su

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  37. what a gorgeous table. love your blog too. stopping by via Rose's blog, glad I clicked through. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Geraldine, for visiting and your sweet comment. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  38. Fabulous! I love your blog and am going to start following you on Bloglovin.

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Thank you for taking time to visit and leave a kind message today. I love to visit your blogs too, and I do when I can link back. xoxo Su