I haven't had any furniture makeovers to share recently, because well, I haven't found any pieces I need for my home right now. But when I saw this cute little accent table at a thrift shop last week, I scooped it right up.
It's is solid wood, but it had a lot of water circles on the top, and was very scratched. I'm thinking it was used as a cat scratching post in it's past life, I dunno.
Time for a chalk paint treatment. I didn't sand it at all, just dusted it off.
I used my Annie Sloan's in old white on the outside, and duck egg blue on the inside cubby. I left the top unpainted, because I had a special idea for it.
I have a collection of vintage maps from 1970's National Geographic magazine, all in various degrees of damage. I found a pretty one of South America that was nice on the top, but torn across most of the bottom, so I salvaged the good parts and mod podged it to the top of the table.
I simply brushed on the MP and laid the map directly to the top of it. I didn't cut it out beforehand at all.
Once the map was dry, I simply flipped the table over and used an Exacto blade to trim around the top and get an exact fit.
I didn't want it to look "too perfect" so I distressed it just a bit on the legs with a sanding block.
And just because I love great before and after shots...
Fabulous darling, just fabulous.