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Hi all! How’s your weekend going? It’s been hard to get time on the computer the past two weeks as we went over to Vancouver Island to visit my sister and her family and spent some time enjoying good company,  sun filled days going to the beach, having camp fires, and attending a few festivals! The good weather here in Vancouver continues, and that means that Vancouverites have to take advantage of every minute of sunshine, because one never knows how long it will last. Summer here always passes way too quickly. Sigh.

I have had time to do a bit of Craigslist browsing and thrift store shopping and I found a few things I’ll be sharing soon! One is something I’ve been looking for for quite a while -  a round oak pedestal table! When one appeared on Craigslist a few weeks ago for only $20, I grabbed it! For the past several years, we’ve had an oval kitchen table made of some sort of laminate… well I’m not sure exactly, but all I know is that it’s somewhat reminiscent of the 80′s and is SUPER DUPER ugly {soooo ugly I will spare you the eye pain}. It was my husband’s when he was a bachelor, and I think it was originally his dads. I painted this solid oak table using CeCe Caldwell’s Vintage White. This is what it started out looking like:

There were a few water mark stains on on the top, but otherwise it was in great condition. This is my second project with CeCe Caldwell chalk paint and I was surprised at how much paint I had to use to cover this table… a WHOLE CAN!! No joke. The table base only took about 1.5 to 2 coats, but the table top took about 6! I found that the wood grain kept bleeding through even on the second and third coats, and left yellowish stains seeping through the paint, so I ended up waxing the table after the 3rd coat and then painting on top of this. I ended up doing this a couple of times until I saw that there was no bleeding at all. I lightly distressed the edges, skirt and pedestal of the table, but left the top, just lightly sanding it. I decided to finish it off with two coats of poly acrylic instead of wax, to protect the surface. I’m not sure why I had so much trouble with the paint, as I’ve never had this problem with my home made chalk paint… if any of you have had similar problems with CeCe Caldwell paint, I’d love to hear/learn from you!!

Do you like my new burlap runner? I picked it up at the Festive Nest Summer Barn Sale a few weeks ago… it was on display on a table identical to mine!!

Sharing at these wonderful blogs:

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SNS at Funky Junk Interiors