A few years ago, we purchased this demilune table and mirror for our entryway. Here’s one of the most recent pictures when I had it decorated for Christmas:
This table just wasn’t doing it for me anymore. Time for a redo!
I didn’t think the before was too bad, but it needed something. Here’s the before, ready to be revamped:
First I started by painting the legs of the table (and the matching mirror) with my oil rubbed bronze spray paint.
For the top of the table, I chose Wood Smoke by Glidden. I painted on two coats.
I wasn’t thrilled with the finish… it just needed something extra. Enter porcelain crackle glaze by Valspar:
The instructions noted that the thicker the coat, the bigger the crackle. I wanted something visible but not huge, so I went with two coats. When I looked closely, I could see the crackle was there. Now it just needed something extra to highlight it.
After I let the glaze dry for 24 hours, I mixed up some Valspar Clear Mixing Glaze with some dark brown paint. I used a 6:1 ratio of glaze to paint. I used an old rag to wipe the glaze onto the table. After just a moment, this started to appear:
This was my first time working with glazes of any sort, so it was an experience! I used the rag to wipe on the glaze. Looking back, next time I will rub the glaze in circles as opposed to long strokes… but it’s all good! You live and learn. I was still happy with the way the table was shaping up.
Here’s a close up of how it looked when it dried. I love the outcome, I think it looks like the color of weathered wood.
It goes perfectly with my new set of keys that are on the other side of our entryway. And now, I am in love with glaze. I can’t believe I’d never used it before.
With a quick sweep through Homegoods and Hobby Lobby, I picked up a few accessories to create that earthy casual look with a pop of color that I just love.
- Blue Vase from Homegoods $6.99
- Lantern from Homegoods $19.99
- Candle from Homegoods $6.99
- Apple and Pear from Hobby Lobby, $1 each
- Starfish from Hobby Lobby, $2.99
- Orange berry stems from Hobby Lobby, on sale 50% off, $2.00 total
I love the softness of the gray with the added fun of the orange and blue.
Candle lanterns are one of my favorite accessories right now.
I also ordered this 3x5’ rug from Overstock, which should be arriving sometime this week.
Linking up with Thrifty Decor Chick’s Before & After Party!