Michele from Shelstring created a fun grain sack pattern on this side table with Peacoat and Lazy Linen!

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A couple years ago I was looking for a something to make into a lego table for my youngest son’s room. I found this piece during my hunt on craigslist. It wasn’t quite what I wanted, but a bit of compssion for the desparate student that was trying to sell before leaving college for the summer compelled me to buy it.

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What the heck, it was only $15 and it had a drawer. I rationalized that I could easily sell it again if it wouldn’t work. I took it home and my little guys used it for a little while. Long story short, with a room switcharoo, my pre-teen snagged it as a table for his bearded dragon. Now a couple years later, he took our college son’s room and no longer needed the little table. It became the perfect candidate for a makeover. Grain sack inspired, I primed with an oil based primer then painted this table in 2 coats of CCP’s All-in-One Decor Paint in Lazy Linen.

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It has a grey undertone and fast became a favorite color of mine (you can see another project I made with it HERE). The coverage for the clay based products are so wonderful! I then used the fall limited edition color Peacoat for the grain sack striping. I can’t wait to show you another piece I recently finished in this amazing color!

I decided to only bring the lines for the grain sacking from the table top trim to the trim on the table bottom. I wasn’t worried when the color bled a little, I knew I was going to be giving it a little character distressing. I just took a little special care in some areas with my mouse sander and it was just the way I wanted it.

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The handle was a little more work. I didn’t want the brassy color with such cool tones, so I painted it with the Lazy Linen and then rubbed some silver leafing over the whole thing.

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To bring out the detail, I used some antique waxing. I was able to rub away some of the residue that got on the wood pretty easily.

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I’m not sure I’m really satisfied with the hardware, I was thinking of more of a crystal blue handle, but for now, the overall look is alright.

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The table is a perfect size for a sofa or reading area next to a chair. The smell of the lavendar is very soothing and adds a touch of greenery. I love a good side table with a drawer, how about you?!



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Michele {Shelstring}

Hi! I’m Michele, mother of seven and wife to my dream man. I blog over at Shelstring where you will find DIY tips, tutorials, recipes, crafts (I use that term loosely) and much more! I have been blogging for 6 years because of my passion for creating and re-doing things. Nothing gives me a bigger rush then to have completed the perfect piece. I hope that my work inspires you to know that you have the ability and can accomplish great things. I’m so excited to be a part of Country Chic Paint’s blogger community!

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