Hellooo! I have some skeery news today. I just made a big leap of faith and committed to renting a booth at a local shop! Yikes! What have I done?! I blame it all on Kathy from Creative Home Expressions. :) I’ll be moving stuff wonderful treasures into my space on Saturday. One piece that I haven’t shown you yet is this painted French end table. Or night stand.
Her name is Genevieve. A little table with a big name, so we’ll call her Geni for short. Geni came home with me a little worse for wear, but not too bad.
Because the curvy edge of the veneer had a missing piece, I just pulled the rest of the strip off. You can see that I had already started lightly sanding before I remembered to take a picture.
After giving Geni a good wipe down, I quickly covered her with Rust-Oleum spray primer. It’s the best, seriously. The primer ensured that the veneer-less area would accept the paint the same way as the rest of the table.
General Finishes milk paint in Snow White, brown glaze to highlight her best features, and two or three coats of clear varnish give Geni a whole new outlook on life.
Remember Francesca’s decoupage postcard drawers? Geni got a similar treatment with music pages.
No makeover is complete without a little updated bling. Rust-Oleum gray primer followed by a dry brush of the same white milk paint on Geni’s drawer pull did the trick.
You can see a glimpse of the Paris print makeover on the wall. The lamp shade will be getting a tiny makeover soon.
Genevieve looks rather sassy, now, oui?