Beach Cottage Inspired Table

You guys, how is it almost the middle of July already! You – know – what is going to be starting soon and I seriously can’t believe it! Last week, I finally had the chance to get out treasure hunting again. My travel schedule has been totally bananas lately so it was nice to be able to make “the loop” around town and find some new pieces.

Summer is typically not a big furniture selling month for vendors save for the people that are redoing beach houses or heading off to college. As I’ve shared in the past, we’ve really been very careful not to stockpile large amounts of furniture so I was definitely surprised when I was away at Loblolly Manor and got the news a piece had sold.

I was able to find this multifunctional table on wheels. Here’s a look at how it looked when I brought the table home…

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Both sides extend to reveal a little cubby that would be perfect for everything from a bar to a kitchen work island to a vanity.

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Plus, can we talk about how helpful this shelf on the bottom is? I mean small kitchen appliances…craft supplies…ice bucket storage…

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Most of the pieces of furniture in my booth are painted in whites, grays and muted sea glass colors so I wanted to continue that vibe with this table too. I mixed a bit of Glidden’s Bermuda Bay with a lot of Old White for a custom minty blue/green.

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I used the same colors on this table, although obviously, not in the same amounts. I really want each color to feel unique.

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I was starting to wonder if I was going to get good coverage especially after the first coat. I almost always thin out the paint I’m using and I usually start with a wet brush too.

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But by the second coat, I knew I was good to go.

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I lightly distressed with 220-grit sandpaper,

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then waxed with clear furniture paste wax using an old white tee shirt. If you’re going to use this as a bar or beverage cart you may want to consider using a tougher top coat that will provide better durability around drinks and other liquids over time.

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Lastly, I buffed with a brush.

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The color is definitely a little brighter than what I normally have in my booth space but I’m excited to see what the customers think about it. It’s perfect size for a beach cottage, condo or house.

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I hope you guys have a fun day. I’ll see you back here on Wednesday to share the rest of the things I picked up on the treasure trail last week. Until then, I’ll see you on I’ll see you on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Many blessings,

CoCo

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