Grain Sack Inspired

6.30.2013



Yep, I did it. I painted the dropleaf table. It really was in bad shape.

1. chipped corner
2. broken leg repaired poorly
3. more chipping
4. end piece is not original. It is a piece of thin board an poorly stained. The leafs don't even have supports to hold them up.
This is the condition it was in when I bought this table so I don't feel bad about painting it.

I painted it with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Grain Sack.

I did no prep work and was hoping for lots of peeling, but it really didn't happen again, but with some sanding it looked okay in the end.

This was a quick project I did around three weeks ago and I had no intention on adding the stripes until a couple days ago.

This grain sack was my inspiration piece.

Prep tools needed.

Mr. Savvy helped me make sure the tape went on straight. I seem to make things crooked. We made the stripes wider than the ones on the grainsack since the table is a much larger scale.

I painted the stripes with ASCP in Primer Red that I had on hand. I did two coats and it dried quickly and then I pulled the tape off.

All of the table had been sealed with the hemp oil except I forgot to do this leaf and figured I would just do it after the stripes were added. Well, the tape pulled some of the paint off on this leaf, but I actually liked the very worn look except I had to sand out the perfectly straight lines the tape had left. The rest of the table that had the oil added to it did fine with the tape. None of that paint pulled off. After I finished sanding I finished it with the hemp oil.

I sanded the stripes so they would look a little worn and faded like a grain sack.


It was just kind of boring before the idea of adding stripes came to me. These ideas happen quite a bit, you know.


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65 comments:

  1. That looks awesome Kim! And I knew that table would be painted. We have to learn to never say never!

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  2. Absolutely LOVE it! Great job!

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  3. So cute Kim- love the distressed finish and the grain sack stripes are perfect.

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  4. Cute idea and well done, Kim!

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  5. Ingenious! You are one crafty lady, Kim!

    Happy Sunday

    Poppy

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  6. Great job Kim! I like it very much. I always fell nervous when I paint with tape but the moment I pull it off is fantastic.
    Congratulations!

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  7. I love the red stripes. Fabulous makeover.

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  8. Looks great. Love it!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  9. What a great way to breathe new life into an old piece! I would love for you to link this up to our Creative HomeAcre Hop, and share your inspiration!
    xo, Andrea

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  10. Looks gorgeous Kim!! Love the stripes! :-)
    Vanessa

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  11. The stripes make all the difference. Great new look. Hugs, Marty

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  12. The stripes are genius, Kim -- they totally make the piece! Don't you just love happy accidents?
    xo Heidi

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  13. this is really fun, Kim. that stripe really takes it up a notch on the "look at me" scale!!

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  14. I have a table like this. And I did the same with the lavander color two weeks ago. I loved it. And yours looks gorgeous!

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  15. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! I will be copying this for my own home. I promise to tell everyone that also LOVE LOVE LOVES it to sign up for your blog!
    Happy Sunday!!
    Kelly

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  16. And all the wood purists gasp out loud!! Hahahahaa.. I luv it. Was waiting for you to paint it as I had an idea you would. It is beautiful, and the stripes just finish it off wonderfully.
    Happy Sunday.
    Hugs, Gee

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  17. Love the stripes Kim, it makes the whole piece!

    Kat

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  18. Just another level of beauty and detail! Great idea... really adds to your look!

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  19. Another great piece, Kim. The stripes really give it some character too.

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  20. What a great look for that table! That's a great way to use that drop leaf down the front.

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  21. You are always thinking aren't cha:). Love it!

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  22. Oh, I love this, Kim! I've been thinking of doing the same concept but on an old cedar chest. I love seeing how yours turned out!!! Thanks!!~~Angela

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  23. I figured you would paint it. Looks great!

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  24. I love that red stripe. Such a great inspired touch, making the table look like a real special piece.

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  25. This table looks great. You are so crafty and have such great ideas. I have a lot of old worn pieces just don't have the great ideas like you do. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Sheila

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  26. Great job. I am not a "wood purist" but some wood should not be painted. This piece, while lovely painted, was not in great shape and not a great wood to start with. Trust me, a lot of painted pieces will end up being stripped (not this one) in the future. Painted furniture has been around for centuries and will always have a place. But, I can't for the life of me understand how some people can paint gorgeous tiger oak or gorgeous mahogany pieces. They paid for so they can do what ever they like, but I just don't understand it. Kim does a marvelous job and in my opinion knows when to paint and when not to paint.

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  27. This is to weird, I dreamed last night that I did that exact look to hubbys dresser. LOL Love how your table turned out, and now I may have to make that dream come true.

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  28. It's beautiful. I love the look...

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  29. I LOVE how your table turned out! Your paint job gives it so much personality!!
    Mary Alice

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  30. I have a similar table just begging for this treatment! I love the red & white.

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  31. What a wonderful table!!! I like it.

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  32. Amazing! Love, love, love this table and the grain sack look! You just do such fantastic projects! So inspiring!
    Karen

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  33. Looks very sweet - love the makeover!

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  34. Your table looks beautiful Kim!

    I had no idea hemp oil was good as a sealer. I take it almost daily for good health. lol

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  35. In honor of the 4th of July ~ perfect!! :)

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  36. Love it, Kim! I am now following you on Bloglovin as well as GFC.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  37. You are a part of my blogroll. I always get your latest posts and hopefully others stop by as well.
    Thanks, Kim for a cute, cute table idea.

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  38. I LOVE it!!! I need to find something to paint. :)

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  39. Now-That is one table that looks a WHOLE LOT BETTER painted. I love the stripes, too. Kinda like lipstick to dress up the face of it! Another great job, Kim. I think this is one of my favorites-xo Diana

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  40. Kim: What a great idea! I need to find something to paint just like it! You have great ideas all the time. {{HUGS}} Joy

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  41. I love what you did with the table, especially the stripes.

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  42. The transformed table is PERFECT for the room!!!...You certainly had a great epiphany with adding the stripes....fantastic idea....Great, great job as usual...!!!

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  43. Looks so good - love the red stripes!

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  44. Love your drop leaf makeover. the stipes are a perfect addition to the table. Have a great week.
    Sarah

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  45. Kim,
    Such a fun addition to your home-I have a larger drop leaf table that needs a re-do-maybe this is just the inspiration that I needed!
    Happy Monday,
    jemma

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  46. That's a cutie! I have a drop leaf I don't much like. I think I will go look at it today and see if some inspiration hits.
    Bliss

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  47. What a cute table, great project!

    Cynthia

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  48. That is awesome Kim! I have a dining room table to redo for an event I'm doing this fall and I'm thinking I will try the grain sack look. I have MMSMP in grain sack and tricycle and flow blue. Will have to decide if I want red or blue for the stripe!

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  49. You just created a master piece, I LOVE it!

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  50. Hi Kim, It looks so perfect with the grainsack stripes! You really have an eye for beauty.

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  51. Oh my! Your dropleaf table has been turned into dropdead gorgeous! It looks so pretty in your sunroom with that fiddle leaf on top of it!

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  52. I don't always love stripes on furniture, but I DO love yours. They added just the right "umph" and I like it that you distressed them. Charm to the max!

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  53. Love this!! I just bought an old French grain sack last weekend to make seat cushions. But never thought of stripes on furniture like this. Your table is beautiful.

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  54. The table looks awesome. I am so not a fan of Duncan Phyfe furniture, but I really like how this turned out.

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  55. love it,would look so cool with a little shelve I did and a wooden box to use for magazines...all in these colors with a grain sack stripes....love this again

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  56. love your table it turned out beautiful, I would love to feature it, if that's ok please let me know,
    lauren

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  57. Excellent! The stripe idea is perfect and makes that table look so cute!

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  58. Found you through funky junk. I love love this table... just did a grainsack inspired striped nightstand with white and red as well... but my outer stripes ended up a little thick I think. Anyhow, love the whole piece and can't wait to explore more of your blog!

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  59. Love the simplicity of this look! I'm going to have to try something like this. Just found your blog linking from a SITS page...enjoying checking it out!!

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  60. I love this table! I love that you took a table that is generally fancy and made it feel very casual and inviting.

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