Crystal from The Driftwood Home tried out our new limited edition color, Enchanted to upcycle an old vanity into these pretty princess end tables!

Hi friends! I wanted to blog about these pretty princess end tables I recently finished in one of Country Chic Paint’s new limited edition colors. I think it only makes sense that the names correlate directly to fantasy/bedtime story names like Ever After, Enchanted and Wishing Well. I have a few other projects lined up for these colors, but my client was specifically looking for something he could put in his girl’s room, and I thought these tables would be perfect.

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Originally this was a vanity with a tri-fold mirror. The centerpiece had some damage that we didn’t quite feel up to replacing, so instead we opted for creating two tables out of one. Everything on these tables is original from the appliques, to the casters, right down to that unique hardware. Aside from dings, and age marks, these ladies were in excellent condition. Our client wanted to keep a wood top and I talked him into keeping the legs natural as well. This was an excellent choice because it breaks up the feeling of too much of one color.

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After a good cleaning, I painted these tables in Country Chic’s new limited edition color called “Enchanted.” This color is the exact definition of blush. It is definitely pink but with a huge overtone of Peach to give you a happy, neutral medium. If you are looking for a shabby chic color, which is often blues, whites and pinks, this pink will fit in perfectly!

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I did have to shellac it in order to prevent bleed through. It took about two coats before it was ready for paint. I sprayed 3 coats of paint and did some light distressing in order to break up the pink. I also added a light layer of black wax to sit in the grooves and details and sealed with a natural wax for protection. These look very much like they belong in an English Cottage or princess themed room. I cleaned up the hardware and just gave them a light dusting of Country Chic Paint’s Gold Crème. I think gold and blush go hand in hand on any style piece from primitive to modern.

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I really only needed to give the top and legs a light sanding before I gave them one coat of Danish Oil. Danish Oil is great for refreshing dehydrated wood and evening out scratches and marks. It is a varnish/stain mix so there is a very light layer of protection included, but what I love most is the new life it gives to wood surfaces. Just look at these original veneer tops!

Can’t wait to use this beautiful color again!




Crystal {The Driftwood Home}

We are Jake & Crystal Sutton, owners of Team Sutton Designs! Jake & I are both Active Duty military serving in the US Air Force. We spend our days driving across San Antonio picking up furniture that’s ready for a new look. Jake is the prep guru and does everything from sanding, to routing, to reinforcing shaky foundations. I make things pretty with my spray gun and paint brush, and design all the pieces from top to bottom. Although this is not our primary job, this is our future and every day we work harder to make our dreams of one day opening our own furniture store come true.

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