Friday, June 25, 2010

Flea Market Style Table

I’m not big on posting my not-quite-completed projects, but I’m so excited about this one that I wanted to share it.

My friend Valerie (whom I’ve talked about here before, and from whom I got the chairs to both the Apple Green Desk and the Studded Desk) told me that she loved and wanted to have a table like the one on the front of Flea Market Style Magazine.  You know the one:


Pale, barely-there turquoise with heavy distressing.  Oh yes.  That’s something I can sink my teeth into, for sure!

When she mentioned it, this table that I had sitting around waiting to be attended to came to mind.


So today, I whipped out some pale turquoise oops paint that I got from Ace Harware for $5 for a gallon (Ace is my FAVORITE and cheapest place to go for mistints.)  I still want to do a little more distressing on it, and then I’m going to do a dark stain on the exposed bare wood to make it looks a little more like the inspiration table, but I love the way it’s turning out!!!





Valerie has a set of metal chairs that we’re going to work on and put together with the table, I believe, so I’ll update you when the whole set is complete and together.

Have a fantastic weekend!!


Linking to:

Miss Mustard Seed, Funky Junk Interiors, Life in the Fun Lane


  1. Thank you. You've encouraged me to finally go after the table I've wanted to paint forever. These are both gorgeous! The added detail is so amazing.


  2. Love what you have done to it. It was just plain ugly and date before, now it is stunning.

  3. looks so much better already, that is a pretty color

  4. Agghhhh!!! This is fabulous! I've been wanting to find a table like that too! You've done a beautiful job on it...can't wait to see the end result. -shaunna :)

  5. This is just gorgeous! You've kicked that table up into a whole other level of style, and I like it alot. The pale turquoise is so pretty and the glaze just brings out the wonderful detail beautifully!

  6. Looks grest so far! I have a similar table that needs some attention. Might try that.

  7. Oh, yes! The distressing really brings out all of those wonderful carvings.

  8. Love it!! The turquoise color is fantastic.
    xo, Sherry

  9. stunning transformation!! i gag when i see that brown ornate wood(?) furniture but now i will take a second look at it with paint in mind!
    judi ;)

  10. I am so happy to have found your blog! i ADORE all your furniture make overs! Love that you karaoke (as do I) and I think I am gonna have to check your blog everyday!

    have a lovely weekend!


  11. The table looks beautiful! Great color. What a transformation. Very chic!

  12. the detail on the edge is just the best

  13. Great job Ann Marie. I love this and have wanted to replace my oval table with a round!!

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  14.'ve taken an ugly table and turned into something beautiful! Love all the distressed areas!
    Have a wonderful day,
    ~ Jo :)

  15. First of all the table itself has gorgeous legs. It looks almost like your inspiration picture. WOW. I totally love this AM! Wow...I wantie.

  16. Wow! What a gorgeous table!


  17. WOW! LOVE THIS! You did such a great job! I love that blue and plan to paint a desk similar to that!


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