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Winter Blues

Who is tired of the cold weather? I sure am! If we start thinking about Spring, will it come any sooner? I guess we will leave that to Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day. For now, I am injecting a bit of color into some projects!

I bought this table at a garage sale last summer. Remember Summer? Warmth, beautiful days and garage sales? I digress again...

This table was solid but the top was scraped up a bit. Originally, I was going to try to stain it to match, but that wasn't working. Somehow, I missed the "before" photo. Sometimes I get multiple projects going at once and just forget to take the photos.

I used the Rust-oleum Milk Paint in the Highland Blue color. I knew I was going to heavily distress the piece, but I applied two coats. This paint distresses very easily so if you are going for the heavily distressed look, this paint is perfect. I sanded the piece with 60 grit sandpaper until I was satisfied with the results. I brushed away all the dust and applied a coat of Varathane Crystal Clear Polyurethane in the Satin finish.

I replaced the knob with this sweet watering can knob. I used a dry brush to lightly apply a bit of the Highland Blue to the knob.

This piece of scrapbooking paper was cut to fit the size of the drawer for a drawer liner. The tiny bits of blue between the daisies matched the paint perfectly!

I was very pleased with the final product. It looks like the paint has been worn off over the years after having been well used.

A few accessories complete the look!

Surely Spring is right around the corner. With these bright colors, how could it not be?

This chair was completed on the same day as the table. It was just a happy accident that the Highland Blue of the table picks up on the blue on the fabric on the chair. Look for a post on that project coming soon!

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