Friday, April 12, 2013

Sweet Red Pepper Table

It's Friday!!!!  YAY!  I feel like this has been such a full week and I am ready for the weekend.  Yesterday I had nothing on the agenda, so rather than take a day off like I told you all I would do, I cleaned out the garage.  It was BAD.... If you are a furniture painter like myself, then you understand that when the weather is cold, you just dump things in your garage and hurry out, right?  Well, I do.  The weather was perfect today, so it was time to organize and clean out!   In the evening, the boys headed to soccer and I sat on the porch and watched Emmy ride her bike, hula hoop, and practice her tap routine.  We had a nice evening being girls... I love having a daughter to do these things with!

Tonight she is headed to a sleepover, so Sawyer gets Mom and Dad to himself.  We are looking forward to spending the evening with our main man, and plan to take a little walk together, and eat dinner on the porch and relax and get some rest before two soccer games Saturday!  I plan to head to the flea market tomorrow morning, too, where I picked up this table I am about to show you.  Remember my haul from last week?


See that table on the left?  It has a nice classic shape, nice legs... but I decided to go a little brighter and out of my normal aqua or gray. :)  I chose General Finishes Milk Paint in Red Pepper from Rockler.  After giving the table a light sanding just to ensure adhesion, I applied 3 coats of this awesome paint.  Red can be such a challenge to work with.... I have painted red pieces before and applies 6 plus coats!!!  This paint goes on beautifully and I only needed 3.  Once that was done, I distressed it  with the electric sander.  I tried to distress by hand, but this paint has such good adhesion, that it was wuite the workout just to get a little distressed!  So I went electric.  To finish it, I applied a coat of clear wax and buffed it with a rag.  Here it is now!







I really love this red... it has a hint of coral to it and makes a fabulous summer red!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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48 comments:

Courtney said...

Well now that is a little different color choice for you, love it!!
Perfect on that piece Cassie!!
And you know we don't have bad weather here in Australia. At all. So we paint all year round. Outside if we want to. ;-)
That's why you need to come here!!:)

Julia Konya said...

It does look like a hint of coral and I love it. Good luck with the soccer games, we are doing the same and have a great weekend!

Storywood Designs said...

Ugh - you did yesterday what I desperately need to do this weekend... clean my workshop, aka the garage. It's bad. So very bad. The table looks great! I love the pop of red with the brass hardware!

uniquelyyoursormine.com said...

Very pretty Cassie! So weird though! I just finished 2 tables that must be from the same company! They look just like yours but no drawer.. I painted mine Provence but I love the red choice too! The set is on my for sale page if you are curious ;) - Susan

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

I loved this table when I saw it at the barn yesterday! The red is beautiful shade.

Lorraine said...

I was GOING to clean out the garage on Monday but now the week is gone and rain is coming...YAY reprieve!! LOL I love that little table! People can handle a color like that in small pieces....I'm sure it will sell!

Jennifer L. said...

She's adorable. I just love corals.

17 Perth said...

I hear ya on the garage! And y'all's evening sounds fantastic! i dont know little Emmy--but I bet she was so cute practicing her tap dance! Anywho--the red....um...I'm kind of in love! Seriously! It's adorable!! I've been "collecting" pops of teal for my house--but now you have me thinking that I need a little red/coral in my life too!

Lisa said...

Very cute Cassie! Love red, and I know exactly what you mean about 6+ coats and tough distressing--so glad this one took it easy on you! ;) Sounds like a fun weekend!
Lisa

Suzan Sweatman said...

Beautiful Cassie - and you're right - it's perfect for summer!!!
Have a great wknd,
Hugs,
Suzan

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oooooh spicy!!! I love it - how fun. I like the little scalloped edge on this table. So cute.
Have a fun weekend with your munchkins!

Angela Santaniello said...

Gorgeous! I love that shade of red and the hardware on the table. That's awesome that you only needed 3 coats. Red is so tough sometimes!

Have a great weekend!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

I can totally see the coral in that red, really lovely!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I love that red color! It's different. Again, a great transformation !!!

Dana Frieling said...

That color rocks!

Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

It's really cute. I like it with the brass pulls. Did you add a bonding agent, or did it stick like that all on its own? It doesn't look like milk paint at all (in the pictures at least).

Myra said...

LOve it!!!!

bonniegetchell said...

It's so pretty!! I love the color!

-Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
www.revolutionariesblog.com

Jesse Bodine said...

So so pretty! Love the color.
And our garage is the same way...people laugh at us all the time because we have a 3 car garage and can only park 1 car in it! Too many projects out there! And I'm sure I look like a complete hoarder to those that are lucky enough to drive by when my garage doors are up! ;) Jesse @ Scout & Nimble

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

I love the color of that table :) Have a great weekend! xo Kristin

Gail Wilson said...

what a sweet table Cassie! I'm stuck on MMS tricycle red right now. :)
have a great weekend!
gail

Melissa Skidmore said...

LOVE that color! I have never heard of that paint! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Kathy (Pearls in Paradise) said...

Red is one of my favorite colors so I love this table, Great job as usual! Have a wonderful weekend!

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

I had no idea I was marked as a no reply blogger until Jen from Dimples & Tangles told me and helped me change it. How rude of me! Sorry for that. xo K

Renee said...

Love that red! What flea market do you go to on Saturdays? Maybe one of these days, I'll head up your way and go with you.

Janna McCalley said...

Pretty color, and perfect for that table!

Ali Richardson said...

Pretty!! The details of the table pop in that pretty Summer red. your girly evening with Emmy sounds dreamy :) Good luck at the flea on sat. I'll be there in spirit. XO

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love the shape of that table and the color is awesome! And that paint is a dream to use! ... What flea market do you go to?

Dear Emmeline said...

that is a great red! I agree that it leans towards a deep coral! Love it!

Down to Earth Style said...

You do more furniture makeovers than anybody I ever knew. Not to mention that they are always amazing!

Deanne Langford said...

That is a gorgeous colour, table looks fab!

Cathy Wall said...

That table is just yummy, my kind of red! Enjoy your wk-end Cassie, especially your night with Sawyer tonight!

Jenny said...

I saw an adorable table in a boutique that was almost this same color - so pretty! I also picked up two quarts of chalk paint and some clear wax - consider yourself warned. ;-)

Rita said...

this is perfect! And yes, treasure those mommy and me moments..but they never really go away (no matter the age:)

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Love that color! It's gorgeous!

Have a great weekend! Get some rest!

Gwen said...

That's HOT, baby! And it's got great lines!!!

Have fun with Sawyer tonight. We have nothing on the agenda, so we are just chillaxin'!!!

Good Time Charlie said...

Love that color! I have a bright red front door. I am thinking or repainting it in a corrally red like this. So bright and cheery. Oh yes, I just went through the major garage clean up and purge. It feels so good after it is done though!

The Painted Drawer said...

So funny, Cassie! I did the EXACT same thing as you today - feels good to be slightly more organized! AND my little one has a sleepover tonight :) Great job on the table. It looks fantastic!

reFresh reStyle said...

Love it :)

Kelly said...

Pretty color! I'm so excited about when Mila gets to Emmy's age so we can do fun stuff like that together! But still, I was just telling Andy today that I LOVE the age she's at right now. :)

Catherine said...

looks great Cassie! I love the the colour, you chose; very different for you!

Twice Nice said...

I love that red! At first I thought it might be my computer screen that was giving it that warm coral/red appearance. Sounds like you have a great weekend ahead of you! We have a brief warm up and then cooler days again next week. It's slowin' me down man!!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I, too, love the coral in the red! Perfection, my friend!

Have a fabulous weekend with that beautiful family of yours!

:) Linda

Michelle Scheibe said...

Hope you have a fabulous week-end!! Great piece!

Shelly Andrade said...

Great stash!! Love the red! Your table turned out AWESOME!!

Hetty said...

Isn't red great? This table looks awesome!

Allison said...

Wow! What a great color and fun piece Cassie! I love this one. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

Sabrina said...

I love that color! My old house had lots of red, but my new house is more neutral and sometimes I think I need just a pop of red somewhere. The color you used seems like the perfect pop I need.