I’d like to thank The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company for providing me with the products used in this makeover. FYI, I was not paid for this post, nor are my opinions swayed by complementary paint. ;D
Hello and happy belated Mother’s Day to you! I sincerely hope you were pampered and spoiled by your family. And if you’re not a mother, I hope you spent the day with your own mother or someone with mother like qualities. LOL We had family visiting from Minnesota, so it was a weekend of celebrations this year. 😀
Are your days flying by as quickly as mine?? I can’t believe it’s mid May already! On a positive note, that means it’s time for another Old Fashioned Milk Paint (“OFMP”) post, and I’ve got a good one to share today. So let’s get started already!
This spool leg table was purchased from a charity garage sale. It wasn’t horrible. And for it’s age, it was in pretty good shape. Just a little orange and shiny. Personally, I love flipping end tables. They always sell quickly, and they’re great pieces to paint if you’re itching to go a little bolder.
I was all set to mix up a bright custom color, when I realized I already had the perfect OFMP color for this table: Federal Blue.
The historical color pairs well with the age and style of the table, plus blue is so hot hot hot right now. I was just flipping through current Ballard Design and Pottery Barn catalogs, and blue is everywhere, which is just fine by me. I’ve never met a shade of blue I don’t like. Below is a phone pic of the table after two coats of Federal Blue milk paint:
The color is awesome, and the table looked Early American to me, but I kept wondering who my 21st century customer was.
In the Puget Sound, we are surrounded by islands and the Olympic Peninsula. Some of my furniture pieces have found new homes on Bainbridge Island, San Juan Island, Whidbey Island, Camano Island, and the Hood Canal. This told me two things. (1) a lot of residents in our area are fortunate to have beach or second homes; and (2) maybe the family is right, and I do need to raise my prices! LOL I’m under the assumption that this table is going to have a better view than I do, and I think it’s going to be a water view. Once I determined who the customer was, it was easy to see what the table needed. The addition of a little white paint for a dipped leg look was all it took to give this table a fresh and slightly nautical makeover.
I actually have nautical stencils, but I didn’t want to go that literal. This little lady can stand on her own four feet. And don’t the spool legs now remind you of rope?
I’ve staged the table in my bedroom, and even though it’s not the least bit nautical, the color works. Plus it shows that the table could also be used as a nightstand.
Did you notice the furry pillow? (And my Portlandia, “Put a bird on it!!” pillows.) I guess it’s official that Sweet Daughter reads my blog. On the vanity post with the furry stool, I hinted that the leftover fabric would make an awesome pillow. Guess what was under the Christmas tree?! She really is my favorite daughter. ;D
What do you think? Are you as smitten with OFMP Federal Blue, as I am? I sure wish I had that beach house so I could keep this one. But I don’t, so I can’t. If you live in the greater Seattle area, this spool leg table will be listed under the for sale section at some point. But not until I tire of looking at it ;D.
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I hope you have a lovely week, and as always, if you have any questions, I read and reply to every comment. Take care, Cynthia
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