Happy Monday everyone!! We had a busy weekend around here, filled with trick-or-treating, soccer, birthday parties, and a karate tournament. I’m pooped! In between all the
madness fun, I was able to finish up a little project I’ve been working on for a while: making over this Mission Style end table gifted to me from my sister.
When she gave me this table, it was in good condition except for a little wear on the varnish.
I knew I wanted to stain the top, so I sanded it down and after applying MinWax Wood conditioner I stained it with one coat of MinWax dark walnut. A coat of poly protects it from future wear and tear.
I painted this with Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue, and rather than distress it, I used my smooth chalk paint technique and then applied wax. I used Miss Mustard Seed’s wax on this piece cause I’ve been dying to try it… It is very different from Annie Sloan wax. It’s much softer and smells wonderful – it did take off a little more paint color with it, but since it wasn’t formulated to work with this paint I wasn’t surprised.
I love the contrast between the matte blue and the soft sheen of the dark walnut top.
If you remember my post about searching for a living room sofa, I’m giving you a peek here of my final choice. I’m not quite ready for the full room reveal yet (still a few more projects to finish up), but here’s a little glimpse at the room redo.
This little table has found its new home on “my end” of the sofa, with a good book or magazine and a hot cup of coffee always nearby. I sorta love it. Huge thanks to my sister for sending this gem my way!
Did you guys get any projects finished this weekend or were you running around crazy like we were? Have you used MMS furniture wax? What did you think of it?