I’ve been on a little hiatus, if you haven’t noticed. I’ve just been in a weird transitional place where I don’t know whether to work on Christmas projects or Thanksgiving/fall ones. I’m planning on sharing my Christmas decor a bit early this year, so I have our tree and a few other things up already. But I still have a fall wreath on the front door and a few pumpkins here and there! I guess I need to get my act together and fully switch over. By the way – this is so weird for me. I have never put my tree up before Thanksgiving. I’m still trying to decide how I feel about it!
So, the reason I even have a post to share with you today is that I got a call on Thursday afternoon from the shop I sell furniture out of and they said I just sold a larger piece and should probably fill the space by Saturday morning when they’re kicking off Christmas with a big sale event. Yeah, that call came on Thursday afternoon! Surprisingly, I stayed calm and booked it downstairs to see what I could paint quickly. I wanted the pieces to be small enough to fit in my car because I didn’t want to go through the hassle of hooking up our trailer. I found two end tables that were perfect. This cute little green end table was one of them.
Here’s how it looked Thursday afternoon before I started painting it.
The table was pretty dirty, so I wiped it down with a wet rag before getting started. Since it was still a tad grimy after wiping it down, I decided to use bonding agent with my first coat of milk paint. I chose Trophy for my first coat and Boxwood for my second coat (without bonding agent).
I really love layering paint colors. You can’t tell a lot in the pictures, but I feel like layered paint colors make the distressing look even more “real”. Like the piece has been painted more than once. It has a story.
And here’s a little preview of my Christmas decor. I’m so in love with this wreath from Balsam Hill. It looks perfect with a couple barn wood planks as a backdrop!
Oh, and remember how I said I painted two pieces? Well, I apparently didn’t bring my A game when I was photographing the other table (and I even forgot to take a before picture), so I’m not doing a full post on it. But here is a little peek at it (and my “new” sliding doors which I’ll be sharing soon!).