DIY

Too Much Honey Oak

Sorry I haven’t blogged in so long Peeps.  I’ve been quite sick with the flu which put all my work behind 2 weeks.  Plus, I have been finishing up a few small pieces that aren’t worth blogging about.

Now, that I am feeling like my self again, I can get back in my workshop ans start painting.  I was out of commission for a good two week, and it’s amazing how empty I feel when I’m not painting.  This whole painting furniture thing, really is my passion and keeps me sane!!  
Here’s a piece that I recently completed for a goof friend of mine.  Years ago, she purchased a ton of beautiful Amish made furniture.  Unfortunately, it’s all in that honey oak colour, that was chic and beautiful back in it’s day, but is nothing but dated now.  I finished painting 6 of her dining room chairs, and then moved on to this clunker… oh my, it weighs a ton!
**Yes, I am fully aware that my pictures suck.
Coffee Table Stained Top With White Chalk Finish Paint

The top is restained in  Jacobean, and the bottom legs are painted Annie Sloan Coco.  The Coco is a much more beige/brown than shown in the pics.  Gorgeous colour.  I have a side table that I will finish soon, so I’ll post those pics and you can see the colour more clear.

Coffee Table Stained Top With White Chalk Finish Paint
(Marley’s tail 😉

Coffee Table Stained Top With White Chalk Finish Paint

Coffee Table Stained Top With White Chalk Finish Paint

Coffee Table Stained Top With White Chalk Finish Paint
Of course I didn’t take a ‘before’ picture because I’m stupid.  But, I found a similar one on google images…
Coffee Table
This just goes to show that there are options… rather than selling or chucking your dated furniture.  With some elbow grease, your old honey oak pieces can be new and current.  Quality furniture never goes out style!