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Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint & The Table Project

The JTS and I have been at it again. We’re getting pretty good at putting together recycled aquarium stands and salvaged wood.

Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint & The Table Project painted with pretty Roanoke Rain blue

Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint in Roanoke Rain

I painted the table top with Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint, color Roanoke Rain. A couple of weeks before Christmas I received what I call “Happy Mail”. It was a box of Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint samples from Woodcraft. I love trying new paints and I really love free stuff.

aquarium stand

You guys might remember this aquarium stand from my favorite junk shop. This is the third one I’ve picked up while junkin’.

Ray removing table top

We took apart a table the JTS bought at auction and used the wood top for this project.

table top and metal base

The JTS (aka, Junktion Technical Specialist) drilled holes in the metal stand then attached the wood top to the stand.

putty for holes

He also puttied over the holes. He gets a little carried away with the wood putty.

sanded putty

After I sanded the putty…..by hand…… forrreeevvveeerrr ……the table top looked like this.

Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint Roanoke Rain

The sample jar of Roanoke Rain. The paint covers very well and the jar is still almost full after finishing my small project.

first coat of paint

I applied one coat of paint then did a little touch up where I missed spots. The paint is self leveling and I couldn’t see a single brush mark when the paint dried.

layering block for faux paint distressed look

I used my FolkArt layering block with another of the paint samples, Black Dog,  to make the top look distressed. This process took about 2 minutes. I love the layering block.

layering block used to faux distress paint

The black layered over the blue really makes the table look distressed. I applied two coats of wax to the rusty metal stand.

Black Dog Salvage Paint Roanoke Rain project by Petticoat Junktion 2

If you look closely you can see that the table top is just a bit whopperjawed. The aquarium stand was slightly twisted but we couldn’t really tell that until the top was attached. Oh well, it’ll do.

salvaged wood table top and aquarium stand painted Roanoake Rain color Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint 3

The little table is darn cute. I like the paint a lot. As I mentioned earlier, the paint is self leveling and covers well with one coat.

The two bird prints are from my favorite junk shop. Love the muted colors.

This is reclaimed table number one for the week and I have reclaimed table number two for you tomorrow. What do you think of the table?

Do any of you watch the TV show Salvage Dawgs? I enjoy seeing what those guys salvage and what they create every week. They’re pretty funny too. See you tomorrow. Have a great day.

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Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Another great makeover, Kathy with that classic pop of color you always inject into your pieces.

  2. Hi Gloria, I can always count on you to look the photos over closely. I did leave the paint splashes on purpose. I noticed I got a little messy and dropped some paint on the black metal base but it looked good so I left it. Happy New Year!

  3. Are the paint splashes on the table legs from you, or were they already there? I imagine you left them be on purpose.


  4. I”m jealous Nancy! Do you ever get to see the whole crew. Mike is too funny. He’s my favorite.

  5. Table looks great! I will have to check out and see if we have the Black Dog Salvage show here

  6. LOVE Black Dog Salvage! I came across it on cable and started taping all the shows to watch. They do have the best jobs in the world! Hubby, who doesn’t even like to go to the flea market, all of a sudden wants to be a “picker!”