Entry Table Makeover: Mint Chip Linus

Do you remember this little drum table? I painted the table white about a year ago (link here). At the time, white worked. Well, since that time we’ve moved, and the white table just disappeared into the walls. We decided some color was needed.

This was my first chalk paint project. I painted it white and distressed the table. I never liked the distressed part; it didn't look right for some reason.

This was my first chalk paint project. I painted it white and distressed the table. I never liked the distressed part; it didn’t look right for some reason.

I had a few different sample colors “mistakes” we picked up at Home Depot. At first I was thinking yellow would be a nice color, but ugh, my thinking quickly changed!

At first I was thinking yellow.....Ugh!

At first I was thinking yellow…..Ugh!

Oh yes, this Jadite-ish green is perfect!

Oh yes, this Jadite-ish green is perfect!

Instead we went with this Jadite-ish green, and it was perfect. Some days, any decision made should be celebrated. Last Saturday was one of those days, and a freshly mixed Margarita on the rocks served in a vintage pink depression glass, was the prize.

Yes, it was bright out. Yes, that was my first cocktail for the day…..I just have squinty eyes.

Some days the smallest decisions should be celebrated. This one deserved a freshly mixed Margarita on the rocks.

Some days the smallest decisions should be celebrated. This one deserved a freshly mixed Margarita on the rocks.

And you shall be called Mint Chip Linus.

And you shall be called Mint Chip Linus.

And you shall be called “Mint Chip Linus”! I was going to shorten it to just Linus, but that’s doesn’t fit. For the final after picture I almost put in a nicely thought out and staged arrangement, but let’s be honest….this is what Mint Chip Linus will look like on a daily basis.

Mint Chip Linus in his natural habitat!

I  was going to snap a perfectly staged picture for the "After" picture. Let's be honest, this is what Mint Chip Linus will look like on a daily basis.

I was going to snap a perfectly staged picture for the “After” picture. Let’s be honest, this is what Mint Chip Linus will look like on a daily basis.

Next week I’ll be restarting my Atomic Hostess Crafty Challenge. I’ve been productive with my different projects, but as soon as I see something shiny, I go off track. Watch for the AH Craft Challenge announcement within the next few days. Join me! I make good cocktails.

 

9 thoughts on “Entry Table Makeover: Mint Chip Linus

    • Atomic Hostess says:

      I make a good Margarita from scratch!! None of that overly sour mix for me ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a great “batch” recipe and a single Margie recipe I’ll share with you. I just might do a blog on it today ๐Ÿ™‚ xxoo

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  1. Marilyn says:

    You have really inspired me to paint an old side table I have! When using the chalk paint, how do you get the worn look? is that sandpaper?

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    • Atomic Hostess says:

      Hi Marilyn, there are a few different techniques out there, but in a nutshell that’s what I do. Text or call if you have questions. But do this: sand it down lightly, doesn’t have to be perfect. Mix up your chalk paint, paint it up. After it’s dry (which is quick) I take out the little hand sander and hit a few spots here and there. Then I do the top coat, or wax paste finish. Send me before and after pictures so I can share!! Go bolder than you would think with the color. Sometimes it scares me, but those are the ones that turn out so great. xxoo

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