Sunday, January 10, 2016

Plant Stand Makeover

Hey guys!! I'm back with another painted table! This one could also be a plant stand. I'm not entirely sure. But whatever it is, it's super cute.

I used one of my most favorite General Finishes colors on the table - Seagull gray!! It seriously is the perfect gray!

Lately, I've been liking the look of really simple distressing. Simple has been my motto these last several months, so the look is extremely appealing to me right now.  

See what I mean?!?

What kind of distressing appeals to you? Simple? Extreme? None at all? Leave me a note in the comments and let me know!


  1. This is perfect! Where do you find General paint---I love this shade of gray.

    Great job!

    Jane x

  2. The best kind of distressing is a wearing away in spots that mimic where the paint would have been disturbed by actual wear. Wear wouldn't normally be present on every single edge, and perhaps it would be worn more on one part than the other. One would have to imagine where the piece was placed in an actual room setting to try to figure out how it would have been worn. Did people brush by it on the way through the room? Where do the fingers actually hit the drawer knob? How do the hands touch a piece the way it was meant to be used? I think there's an actual science to it. Distressing shouldn't look contrived. I would say distress a piece some, then let it sit a day. Distress more, then let it sit. At some point, perhaps the piece would say "Stop!".


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