From One Green to Another

8.19.2010

My latest project to fulfill my painting addiction is my coffee table in my great room.



This is a before shot. When I first painted this table a few years ago I just slapped some apple green paint on it and them brushed on some watered down brown paint to age it. Now I will show you how I redid it.


Another before shot. You can see the unfinished leg.
 You can also see how this old paint is yellower.


This is the first coat of paint. I used Sherwin Williams Garden Sage in a satin finish. 


Before the legs were not painted, but this time I painted them, too.


Now I am adding the Valspar translucent glaze in Mocha. I put it on with a sponge applicator and then wiped it off with a rag. This shows the difference the glaze makes. I sanded the edges and some places on the legs and top before glazing.


This is how it looks after wiping the glaze back off. You can see where I sanded places that it might naturally wear with time. I did it a little heavier on top right here where someone would have put their big feet on the table.


After the glaze dried over night I then polished the top and sides with this finishing wax.


This time I used an electric polisher and then I also polished by hand.


Here you can really see the distressing and the layers of colors.


Another corner.


A leg.


I distressed heavily around the knobs where they would naturally get worn.







Now it isn't all streaky and freaky like before.





This table is next, but it won't be green.
Stay tuned.

I noticed that yesterday's post was number 200!! I can't believe it. I didn't know I had so much to say and share when I started this blog a few months ago. It has been so much fun sharing my home and projects with you. I want to thank you for being my readers, followers and good friends. I hope I can meet some of you in person some day.

Linking to:   Miss Jenny's
Y'all come back now,

KIM

86 comments:

  1. Kim,
    You are just a master at painting this furniture. I love all the pieces you have done. I am searching for the perfect green/gray to use on my kitchen table. Great makeover!
    Sherry

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  2. Love it Kim! Looks like the perfect green. I'm on the hunt for an old dresser and would love to do the same technique - if I ever find one I'll be back to read your directions again!

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  3. Wow, that looks great. It's amazing how much a little difference makes. Thanks for sharing all of your techniques.

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  4. We just painted our master bath that same SW Garden Sage. I love it, beautiful color.

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  5. You did a wonderful job. I love the shade. The walls of my previous house were this color.

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  6. I think it's safe to say you have masterd the art of painting and distressing! the table is beautiful! The vignette you created on the table is gorgeous...loving the gold pot!

    Can't wait to see the sofa table...tomorrow? I wouldn't put it past you;)!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

    OH! Congrats on 200 posts! I have loved them all!

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  7. Looks fantastic Kim!!~ I am glad I am not in your way anywhere..I think you would paint me too!~ YOu are the queen of painting and distressing furniture.

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  8. Looks great, Kim. Your sofa table looks so much like mine that I am using in the kitchen, for now. I am like you tho, always moving things from here to there :)

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  9. I love the transformation... all the pictures step by step were great!!

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  10. Kim...you are an amazing lady! And who says coffee tables can't be any color you want them to be! It looks so great..I'm telling you, you need to be teaching! Great job ;D

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  11. Dang girl!!!You do great work!!!
    Your table looks FANTASTIC! I can't wait to see what you do with your sofa table.

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  12. Kim, in the before photo, I was thinking this thing looks good just like it is... but the after is a WOW! It really did make a difference! I really like the way you make the "worn" areas... I think that must be the key to getting it to look perfect! Great job.

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  13. Wow! Kim this turned out gorgeous. Love the pretty color. Great job!

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  14. I think I am going to try this sometime. You are so good at it and you turn everything so beautiful...Christine

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  15. coming from miss jennys-
    love the distressing! oh, just perfect!

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  16. It looks gorgeous, Kim. Thanks for sharing all the tips.

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  17. love your remake of the table, its just gorgeous!!!

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  18. Kim, This is a beautiful table! I love the layers of paint and the wax finish. I want to paint a couple of tables and thought the wax finish would make it look just fabulous.
    I LOVE the fininshed product!!! Can't wait to see the next table.
    Yvonne

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  19. Kim you are getting to be quite the expert on furniture painting. That table looks so great and I really love your distressing. Great job!!

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  20. not much to say but....ahhhhh! a masterpiece!

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  21. Well, it came out so nicely and I had to laugh contrasting yours with my coffee table in front of me, because mine is covered with clutter (not a usual happening--not really). I have a camera, two phones, some earphones, sticky note pad, empty raisin box, 4 books, a journal, some mail, pens and pencil, an empty tea mug and a candle and a mag. My table is a smal one too! Guess I better clean it up!

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  22. You are a master at this painting technique Kim!! Love what you did. My fav, though is the changing table. I would love to try that on a desk for my girls with those colors. I'm generally stripping paint off, not putting it back on, lol!

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  23. Kim, The table looks wonderful and I love the color. You did a great job with the distressing. The New French Decor book on your table is one of my favorite design books and has the most amazing photos.
    Take care, Sherry

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  24. Looks great!! Have you ever thought about starting a business? :D Great job!

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  25. Gorgeous! You need to come on down here...got plenty of furniture for you to paint!

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  26. Happy 200 and what a fabulous redo on the table, you know your going to have open a shop and start selling you precious projects.

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  27. Beautiful, Kim! You are really talented at painting! I like this color you chose and perfect amount of distressing. Looks lovely in your living room. Question for you....how do you like the electric polisher vs hand polishing? I've been doing it all by hand but considering an electirc one.

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  28. I second, third and fourth all the comments above! You are really good at doing the worn look. Great job!

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  29. Kim, your coffee table turned out just gorgeous. I really like the color and the glaze and wax just finished it perfectly. Very pretty. You have a beautiful vignette on it too. I love your sofa table and can't wait to see what you do to it. Congratulations on your 200th post also. Great milestone. Hugs, Marty

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  30. Love the new look! The paint color is perfect. I just repainted a chair the other day and while I was distressing the arms and legs I thought of you! :)

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  31. Kim, you are truly amazing. Your work is that of a professional. Love the new finish on this table. Can't wait to see what's in store for the library table. ~ Sarah

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  32. Hi Kimmie! There you go making fabulous again! This table looks so awesome! I love it and love how you've decorated it too!
    I love you but you sure do make me tired! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  33. Wow! Love the distressed look and the pop of color is great!

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  34. Wow, Kim. You really have a talent for distressing. I thought it looked good before but now it's even better. Curious about your new color...hmmm...Patty

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  35. My husband would be hiding the paint brushes by now! You are doing such a great job with every single piece. I'm really having fun watching and trying to absorb some of your tips.

    Yesterday was my 200th post too!

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  36. This is an awesome green! I love the distressing! This table is absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Anne

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  37. You are so good at painting furniture! I'm too scared!

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  38. My goodness you have only been doing this a few months, I would have taken you for a pro with a couple of years experience. You have so much energy I would love to bottle up and drink it myself! Hey I have a better idea come up to my place when you run out of things to paint I can keep ya busy for a few weeks! Does Mr Savvy worry that you're gonna sand and paint him next?

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  39. What an awesome green table. Green is one of my favorite colors and I would so love a green table.

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  40. That turned out beautiful Kim!

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  41. Very pretty...love that distressing and wax!!! It has a lovely sheen!!!

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  42. Do you think if I sent you my pine coffee table you could paint it like that? You have definitely mastered the painted/distressed look for sure.

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  43. Well that's just beautiful, Kim. I love that green, and you did a great job.

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  44. I love how the coffee table turned out and can't wait to see what you have instore for the sofa table.

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  45. I love the distressing! Great job! And I love how it turned out! Happy 200!! Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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  46. You did a great, great job, Kim! I would have purchased that had I seen it in a store. And I love sage green!

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  47. Such a lovely color green...nice job ;-) Peace and blessings

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  48. I sure wish I could harness your energy! This looks fabulous! Your work looks so professional! I just don't know how you are getting all this done and blogging too. Amazing woman!

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  49. Love the table redo...you did a great job with the color. It is so soft and perfect with your furniture.

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  50. Mary, the problem is other things in the house are not getting done. Laundry is sporadic and my ironing is piling up really bad. I just can't stop painting. I need paintaholics anonymous!

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  51. Love the color you used and the distressing!

    Manuela

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  52. It looks great, Kim. You have the talent with the distressing! I am always afraid I am going to sand too much so I do it sparingly!

    I have been working on the furniture I just bought and can't wait to show it when I am done! One piece I am keeping and selling the other two. Hope they sell!

    I can't wait to see your sofa table!! I can't imagine what color it could be!!

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  53. Hey Kim! I LOVE this piece. You did a phenomenonal job-WOW. At my house you would have had to sand extra wide for the "feet" propping...that's because someone's butt is always sitting there...usually right in front of someone on the sofa (thus blocking the view and causing screaming)-

    Anyway~ I love the color you are working with...and I can't wait to see the sofa table done. However, promise me you won't post it today! I HAVE to go work and I want to be the FIRST to see it next time! ps...you can post after 8pm because I should be home by then! lol

    I agree with you about meeting friends and followers here. I am meeting some of the most amazing people ever...all brought together by Blogging- Who'da thought??? xxoo Diana

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  54. Wow! It came out great! Love the color & we love several of the same books and magazines I can see!! :)

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  55. That looks wonderful, I love the sage green color and the final look of it all. I still have to add the finishing wax to the table I did! Can't wait to see what you do with the sofa table ;)

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  56. Beautiful. Now when you paint every thing just what are you going to do then? hugs♥olive

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  57. The coffee table looks great! You've continued to inspire me...I'm going to be posting soon on our breakfast table and a buffet that I've been working on...paint, sand, glaze, wipe...you know the drill :)

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  58. Your paint color was supposed to be the color of my sun room, when they mixed it, it looked like it, but when dried, had more of a yellow tone, which was better in the long run. Oh, had it mixed somewhere other then SW, so my mistake, but my gain? Looks great Kim, can't wait to see the other table and congrats on so many posts. I always look forward to your stuff! Love to you!

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  59. Kim, your coffee table is just fabulous, I so love the finish! You are quite impressive lady with all you can do! I'll be checking back to see what you are going to do with your sofa table! By the way, you have so many great tools, will call you the Tool Lady!

    Have a great day Kim!

    Nancy

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  60. Very cool job on the table!

    =)

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  61. Wow Kim!!!
    It looks so shabby and fantastic, bravo:)))
    Hugs, Biljana

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  62. "paintaholics anonymous" LOL Maybe the fumes are getting to you!!

    It turned out great, Kim. Do you work on these things right there in the room that they are going to be used?? It looks like carpet in the background. No carrying them out to the garage??? I'd be so scared of dumping something all over the place.
    I can't even keep it off myself when doing it outside!!!

    I love the new look, Honey!!! It is SO YOU! :D :D

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  63. Looks beautiful Kim. I think you certainly found your calling.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  64. Of course it's beautiful. I've never seen you touch anything yet that didn't turn out gorgeous! I think in the dictionary next to glaze they need to add your name. You should at least get your own commercial for a glazing product. Or be a spokesperson... Oh, how I go on once I get started!
    Brenda

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  65. A wonderful transformation. Great job!

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  66. Loved the tutorial of how you created this. Lots of elbow grease. I secretly admire folks who take the time to do this.

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  67. Love this great transformation!!

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  68. I love the new look. Distressing makes a big difference, adds character to the table.

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  69. Hi Kim...

    First of all...just want to say congratulations of reaching your 200th post, my friend! What a fabulous milestone!!! I just adore your blog...you always inspire me!!!

    Well my dear, you did a fabulous job with the refinish of that pretty coffee table! What a beautiful shade of green...I love it! It's a shade that I would have picked! hehe! Of course, the antiquing glaze and distressing is like the "icing on the cake"! Sooo pretty! Can't wait to see what you're going to do with the other table! Thank you for sharing more of your beautiful home with us...it's always a treat to come to your place for a visit!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  70. OOO, I am lovin your "new" coffee table. You did an amazing job on it.
    xo bj

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  71. Wow, Kim. Another amazing refinish! Your distressing is perfect, so true to how a naturally distressed piece would look. You are a brave woman if you do your work next to upholstered pieces and on a rug... at least if you were me because I spill and drip. :)

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  72. Just beautiful my Dear friend...do you ever stop doing ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT weekend girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  73. Looks GORGEOUS Kim!! What a great job!!! Can you tell me where you got your sofa (and slipcover) from? I want a slipcovered sofa in the keeping room of the new house! I want to be able to wash it! :)
    Kristi

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  74. Hi Kim!!! Love love love your blog!!!

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  75. it looks good and is a very subtle green....pretty

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  76. Beautiful...just love it...bkm

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  77. Wonderful job Kim, I've featured you this morning on Craft Gossip :)
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/coffee-table-redo/

    If you would like a new "featured by" button, you can grab one here! There are several new designs :)
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  78. Kim, you are quite talented at this furniture refinishing. This ends up looking like an expensive finish from one of those boutique furniture stores.

    Really gorgeous and impressive!

    I am saving this link to redo a bench I have (right now it is painted in a Harley Davidson theme!) I think it would work great!

    Thanks for the fun and informative link this week.

    A+

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  79. I love it! It looks amazing ;0)

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  80. You did a great job on the table....stressed very nicely.
    That green is a lovely colour even to use on its own.
    I can't wait to see what you do with the other table.
    I have a diningroom table/chairs and hutch I would like to paint...but I'm afraid and not soooo sure of the colour...
    wonder about that green and an ivory/white...
    have a great day
    Judi

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