We love painting little tables around here!
They are a great way to change up the look of a room without spending a ton of money or making a big renovation mess. Just pop in a little table—they fit just about anywhere—and your space is instantly updated and beautiful.
We have three new tables available for sale here at All Things New Again in Leesburg, Virginia. As I was photographing them the other day, I realized these tables are also a great advertisement for our upcoming Learn How to Paint Furniture class.
We used several of the techniques we teach in class right here on our own work. Spend an afternoon with us and you will learn all of these techniques—and more. Our goal is to give you the skills and the confidence to go home and paint furniture like a pro. You can do it! We’ll teach you how.
Here are our new tables.
My mom painted this one and it is my favorite of the bunch. Check out those spindle legs! She distressed them just enough to fit with the modern farmhouse look of the stained tabletop. Distressing is a simple technique that fits with so many decorating styles. We will teach you how to distress like the best, gently rubbing away paint in all the right places where a vintage piece would naturally show wear over time.
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This table showcases another technique that can be used with just about any decorating style—layering colors and distressing them through each other. My mom chose elegant shades of gray to accentuate the beautiful detail work on the legs of this table. You can use this same technique to create a coastal look. Just choose a palette of beachy blues or sandy colors. Or go bold with vibrant colors for a popular boho look.
The possibilities are endless. The technique is the same—and it is one our students practice in our Learn How to Paint Furniture class.
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Here’s our third and final table for today. I painted this one using a new product I’m a little bit obsessed with right now. Saltwash is a powder you add to the base coat of paint to create wonderful texture. We sell Saltwash at the shop (and in our online store) and we teach you how to mix and apply it in our class. It’s easy!
I love the look of Saltwash, but I also love that it is an easy way to camouflage damage on a piece of furniture. This table had one of those leather tops that probably looked super-cool back in the day, but was worn-out and tattered. Not anymore! Saltwash updated the entire look of the table. It is a great tool to have in your painter’s bag of tricks.
There you go! Three new tables. Three awesome painting techniques.
One afternoon with us and you will be able to do all of this—and more!
(Plus you create a cute project in class to take home and enjoy.)
If you live in the Northern Virginia/ metro DC area, we would love for you to join us at one of our upcoming Learn How to Paint Furniture classes. You can sign up right here on our website.
Sign up today!
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All Things New Again is a family-owned furniture and paint boutique in Leesburg, Virginia, about an hour or so west of Washington DC. We offer our own eclectic brand of hand painted furniture and several lines of paint products for you next DIY project along with painting classes and workshops.
Make All Things New Again your first stop for furniture!