It’s Table-Palooza Time here at All Things New Again!
You may be wondering: What the heck is Table-Palooza?
It is our month-long celebration of All. Things. TABLES!
(Just in time for Back to School. Small tables are perfect additions to dorm rooms or apartments. They add personality and functionality to your space … and can fit right in the backseat of your car for a hassle-free move-in.)
We love little tables around here. They are small enough so you can probably find a space for one—even in fully furnished rooms. They are inexpensive so you can add a little table without the long-term commitment of, say, a new sofa. And they are just a fun way to add a splash of color without overpowering a room.
Here are a few of the pretty painted tables we recently created. All are available for sale at our shop, All Things New Again in Leesburg, Virginia.
(Sorry! Since this blog post was published, all of these tables are SOLD.)
We do custom painting and are happy to provide you a quote if you have a table or other piece of furniture you would like painted.
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Let’s begin with this coastal-style coffee table.Here is a beachy set of nesting tables.
Here are some tables created with another one of our favorite products—Unicorn Spit non-toxic rainbow gel stain and glaze. We also carry Unicorn Spit at the shop and we are one of the only stores in the country to offer an Introduction to Unicorn Spit class.
Unicorn Spit is a fun name and a fun product to work with. You never really know exactly how your design will turn out … but it always looks AMAZING!
Look at this one-of-a-kind design on the top of this bedside or end table. That’s Unicorn Spit!
Here’s another Unicorn Spit creation. This is a little plant stand, but how cute would it be tucked into your entryway as a colorful “welcome home” and spot to drop your keys?
Unicorn Spit doesn’t have to be crazy-colorful. We used it here to create a faux stained-glass effect on the center inserts of these sophisticated side tables.
Can’t find the perfect sofa table? No worries. Place two matching end tables side-by-side to fill your space and create that wow factor in your home.
Here’s one more elegant black table … but this one has a twist.
The tabletop was created with a product that isn’t available to the general public yet. Shimmer Spit is a new product from the makers of Unicorn Spit. With Shimmer Spit, you can still stain wood so the grain shows through, but the finish has a soft glittery shimmer to it.
UPDATE: Shimmer Spit is now a thing! (And it is AMAZING!) We have Shimmering Unicorn Spit for sale right here in our online store.
Here’s a table you can’t find anywhere else … that’s because we designed and built it!
Cathy and Dave found the little table on one of their crazy cross-country treasure hunting adventures. They also found a stash of antique hand drills and attached one as a unique handle for this table. What a perfect combination! The table is painted with Real Milk Paint Company’s Navy Blue and the flowers are paper napkins decoupaged. This table is small enough for the corner of your kitchen to hold a pretty vase of flowers or bowl of fruit.
Here’s our final table we are featuring today. This is a vintage drum table given an elegant new look. The tabletop wasn’t pretty enough to sand down and stain so we painted and glazed it for a contemporary stained-wood look instead.
Do you love little tables now as much as we do?
8 thoughts on “Table-Palooza! The Whole Month of August at All Things New Again”
Love your blog Courtney!!!
Thank you so much Connie! <3 Courtney
Beautiful items! Can I ask? How do you finish your Unicorn spit items? Tung oil? Poly?
I just go straight to the poly to finish my Unicorn Spit items. The Unicorn Spit colors change somewhat when you apply the finish. They deepen and become more jewel-toned. Sometimes your design looks different than it looked with just the Spit. The Tung Oil is an optional step that allows you to see what your colors/design will look like when the finish is applied. Some people stop there and consider it sealed as the Tung Oil will provide some protection to your piece and avoids the harsh chemicals from the poly. I like to use poly because it makes the surface really shiny and gives the design a 3D “pop” (that is hard to explain and photograph, but looks awesome in person!) However, if you use poly first, it provides that hard coating and you can not apply more Unicorn Spit over it to change your design because it won’t soak into the poly. If you apply the Tung Oil first, you can still come back and apply more Unicorn Spit after the Tung Oil dries to continue to play around with your design. You can also poly on top of the Tung Oil to get the harder finish and “pop” once you are satisfied with the look. I’m so impatient 🙂 I just go straight to the poly and take my chances that it will look awesome. Because it usually does! ~ Courtney
What colors do you mix to get the dark navy color??
Hi Linda! I think you emailed me… but I mix a bit of black to get a darker navy. It might also look darker by itself if you just add more layers of blue and let it soak in. I think purple would work too…just a bit to darken it a little. If it gets too dark and is covering up the wood grain too much, spritz your surface with a little water and wipe it back. You might have to go back and forth a few times adding more blue and spraying water/wiping off to get the perfect balance of a darker color with nice wood grain showing through. Good luck with your project! ~Courtney
Beautiful work. I am turning to you for help please as I am just starting to work with unicorn Spit, please. I have tried Google and no luck. This table is a 80’s style hexagon end table. This is where I think I messed up I saw other posts where people painted first with chalk paint then used unicorn spit. So I did the same. I then applied oil based poly and taped off the edge and found that the edge when removing the tape was not really sharp but a little raised (only can tell when run your hand across the top). Not sure how to fix it. Please help.
Hi Ryan, It sounds like the product went on a little too thick right up against the edge of the tape and made a little ridge. If you can’t see it, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. You can try to take a paper bag or an old t-shirt and rub/buff the area really well to try to smooth out the line without distressing the design. But again, if you can’t see it now then I really don’t think you will notice it at all once the table is in use. It’s challenging to see every little flaw when we are working on a piece, but if you step away for a bit and come back with fresh eyes, you just see the overall beauty of the work you created. 🙂 ~ Courtney