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Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Day 2

I love working with white paint.

It gives such a clean fresh look to furniture.

Chic Cottage Style White Table Petticoat Junktion

Cottage Chic Magazine Table

 

chic white table Petticoat Junktion

Great display for my Country Living Magazine, and the sea shells we picked up at a beach on Kodiak Island.

 

table before photo Petticoat Junktion

Really dark!

I’ve been using the table in our den and I’m working on freshening the décor in the room.

I can’t do a complete makeover on the den but a little paint here and there is an easy update.

white table before distressing Petticoat Junktion

I used Reclaim Off-White from Caromal Colours for the finish…a 3-in-1 product….primer,paint,sealer.

wet cloth furniture distressing technique Petticoat Junktion

I used a wet distress technique so some of the original dark finish would show in the distressed areas.

I used a wet shop cloth…the kind that comes in a can with some kind of cleaning solution…and scrubbed the white paint along the edges.

That paint was really hard to remove.

It had only been dry for a couple of hours when I started this process.

I finally resorted to spraying the table with Simple Green and letting it sit for a few minutes.

It was still hard to remove the paint!

I didn’t use a sander or sand by hand because I didn’t want to take the finish down to bare wood.

If you want to try this technique I would suggest not letting the paint dry for too long.

 

Cottage Chic White Magazine Table Petticoat Junktion

I couldn’t showcase Country Living Magazine and not include HGTV Magazine…..

painted furniture Petticoat Junktion Cottage Chic Table 1

or Better Homes and Gardens Magazine!

These are my 3 favorites.

What about you?

What’s your favorite magazine for design inspiration?

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If you missed Day 1 of “5 Days of White Furniture” click here to read about the Shabby Chic Table.

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15 Responses

  1. shelley says:

    love it!

  2. Andrea says:

    I like it too, love those kitschy old magazine tables when we used to get several magazines a week..as a kid I would throw out the old ones and put in the new ones! That was the way we found out what the new styles were!
    A question, though, could you have used Caromal Colors toner to created an antique look on the white? I would have tried that. I don’t like sanding–!

  3. I am loving your white furniture! I use white probably more than I should, but I love the dreamy and cozy effect it has on a space. My favorite inspiration magazines are This Old House, Country Living, and Flea Market Style!
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  4. chris aka monkey says:

    wow kathy your room is gonna be fresh and bright, same three mags for me when i can get my butt off of here to read them i like what you are doing xx

  5. Linda says:

    Have to try it looks great

  6. L. Thompson says:

    The Caromal Colours paint has a really hard finish, perfect for painting cabinets. I noticed how hard it was to sand when I took one of their classes. However, I do not believe they offer sample sizes which for me is enough for experimenting. I love the last two pieces you have done.

  7. Quandie says:

    Well, as I hinted in my comment on your other little white table, Jeanne d’Arc Living is my absolute fav decorating magazine and one I splurge on (since it’s from Denmark). Your white pieces would fit right in on their pages.
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  8. I love that magazine table!!….Great job and beautiful transformation…I have way too many favorite magazines…I love Traditional Home, Veranda, Southern Living…the lists goes on!!!

  9. Mimi says:

    Kathy..I love all of your projects. Especially when you go shoppin’ and show us pics of all the great stuff! Real Simple is a fave…nothing is really simple..even some of their ideas. But I still like to read it.

  10. Mimi says:

    Yay…can’t wait!

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  12. Joann says:

    Hi Kathy! Just found your site & I immediately bookmarked you & subscribed. Does that mean you did 2 happy dances? Haha. I have a question if you don’t mind cuz I am a novice. What is the difference/benefits of chalk paint vs milk paint? I love that you don’t have to prime with chalk but what about the milk paint? And which do you prefer for furniture? I notice you’re using the Colour paint as well that is a 3 in one paint. I have a wood antique pie safe that I am scared to death of painting & ruining but I want it an off white so badly I can’t stand it! So with your suggestion I will bite the bullet & go for it!

    • Kathy Owen says:

      Joann, First of all thanks for subscribing….it’s hard to type while dancing so this may be hard to read {lol}. Do you like distressed paint or chippy paint? The MMS Paint is the least predictable. If a piece is heavily varnished all the paint will chip off. If it is raw wood it will adhere like crazy. If you add the bonding agent to the paint you don’t have to worry about chipping at all. You do not prime with milk paint. I love the reclaim paint because as you say it is a 3 in one product. It would be perfect for your piece and you want have to wonder how it turns out. I don’t use chalk paint much at all. I hate all the waxing.

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