Turquoise Hall Table Restyled

Again, here is the original table (hiding behind the chairs)...

And here it is again, painted white...

And now....

Here it is ....

Painted ....


 Don't you just love it!

Doesn't it have so much more personality now!

And the process...

Firstly I stripped all the white paint off the top and gave it a good sand with my electric sander.
Then I used two coats of black stain on the top.

Then I painted the rest of the table turquoise, which I mixed up myself with some left over paints.

After this had totally dried, I used my electric sander to fully distress all the edges and some of the in between bits.  I almost never distress with a sander, but this piece had been so fiddly painting and repainting that I just couldn't bring myself to invest more time hand sanding it.  I love the outcome anyway. :)

Then two coats of poly over the entire table.
 I love the way the poly brings out the distressing.

And then I was finished. :)

 Now I'm finally happy with my table! :)

What do you think?


  1. Very Pretty Julie...it's just the perfect color for you. =) Makes me want to paint something today..

    1. Thanks Holly! BTW - my 4 year old daughter is named Holly. Such a gorgeous name. :) x Julie

  2. Hi Julie - just found your blog, and I'm your newest follower! Love finding another Aussie, and I love the colour of your hall table!

    1. Hi Catherine, thanks for dropping by. I'm now following you too! And yes, nice to meet another Aussie too! x Julie

  3. Oh Julie, that color is great! And I LOVE that rolling crate next to the table. I would love to find one of those... unfortunately, thrifting and antiquing have gone by the wayside since I had the boys. I have to make time to do that. Thank so much for linking up at The Southern Institute today and for being my newest follower!

    1. Thanks Jenny! I have two littlies too. Now I tell hubby I'm going "shopping" Saturday mornings and that is my thrifting time. :) Good luck and thanks for stopping by. x Julie

  4. Love it- amazing color!
    Also, I love the name of your blog! How witty:)

    1. Thanks Laura! I think turquoise is being a theme in my house. :) x Julie

  5. love it in white, love it in blue.
    amazing what a lick of paint can do
    = transforming !

    would like to invite you to
    come link your best projects up at our weekly
    link party here:

  6. Hi Julie - Im visiting from Between Naps on the Porch. Gorgeous Table - Love it both white and Turquoise .

    Im a new Follower - please pop over and visit if you can
    xx Nat

    1. Hi Natalie, thanks for stopping by. I'm following you too! :) x Julie

  7. Love the black with the turquoise! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  8. Love that color.You did a great job aging it.I am your newest follower.Joining from cowgirl up.Hope you will follow me too.

  9. This came out really nice! I'm a new follower!
    I'd love for you to stop by my blog


  10. {sigh} I am in love with this table. You did an outstanding job! I have a new can of Duck Egg Blue and I'm tempted to paint everything with it!


  11. I love how that color brightens up the room. If you get a minute link up here:

  12. I love that color - great transformation.

  13. Turquoise makes everything better! Glad you linked up to "Cowgirl Up!", I'll be looking forward to seeing you here again next week.
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

  14. Loooove the color! Your table came out great :)

  15. I love the new color...my favorite. It looks so fresh!

    Would love it if you would share it with my readers and post it on my web site - www.ohmy-creative.com. Join the Community and post as many projects as you like!


  16. Lovely pop of color! I'm inspired to paint something!

  17. I love this! I'm a sucker for anything turquoise! I would love to have you come link up to Sunday Round Up! http://www.kaylascreationsblog.com/2012/03/sunday-round-up-1.html
    -Kayla =)


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