Sea Glass Blue Side Table

Happy St. Patricks Day! You can pinch me because there is nothing green here!! Only Blues and GOLDS!

One of my favorite things to do with paints is experiment. As long as I have been painting, I have loved to combine colors, try out new techniques, and layer!  Now that I use CeCe Caldwell’s paints for my projects, I can experiment and layer to my hearts content.  The paints are so versatile and so easy to work with.  I love this color combination I came up with on this table.

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This is where I started. Bargain find at my local Goodwill.  I did nothing to prep it, just wiped off the dust and started painting!  No primer or sanding needed, one more reason I LOVE these paints.

Under the table before

I painted the entire piece in CeCe’s Santa Fe Turquoise.  I purposely painted this coat in a cross hatch method. This gives the paint lots of texture and depth.  There are two kinds of clay in Cece Caldwell’s paints.  The clay is what gives the paint this gorgeous variegated look. When the first layer was dry, I made a wash of Maine Harbor Blue.  I really watered it down until it looked like the water after you have dipped your brush in from water color.  I brushed Maine Harbor Blue wash over the entire piece.

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To highlight the details and the edges of this finish, I used CeCe Caldwell’s  100% natural El Dorado Gold Metallic Wax.  I cannot tell you how much I love this stuff.  I have been known to sneak a little gold onto just about every piece I finish now.  It is beyond fun to play with. I love how the cross hatching texture picked up just a hint of the metallic wax.

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I finished my table off with CeCe’s Endurance.  The easiest clear coat you will ever use.  Note, normally I would recommend using any kind of wax as your last step.  With the Metallic wax I have found a top coat sticks just fine.  This is a decorative wax, not a finishing wax, so there is much less of it.  When this was dry, I used a thin coat of Waxing Cream to make the top extra smooth and buttery soft.  The finished product reminded me of sea glass.  This table is currently residing at Paris Flea Market in Livermore!

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  1. Love that gold wax treatment! Enjoy the day, Karen!
    xo Heidi

  2. This little table is really a great example of how paint can turn a blah piece into a true statement piece. Your vision is always spot-on. Love the two knobs.
    <3 Kim

  3. Just the name alone is lovely but to behold it…ahhh! Every girl needs a little glam in her life…no question….and this piece provides it! It’s a little bit of vintage, a little bit of coastal charm, and a whole lot of glamour! Talk about a focal point!!! Love it, love it, love it!

  4. It’s lovely, Karen! Pinned for inspiration! ~Lisa

  5. Karen,
    I love the Sea Glass color and Gold Wax glimmer. I am pinning and definitely doing this process in my lake home. I have a cherished china cabinet from my brother who has passed away. I have been searching for a finish to honor this piece. I am excited about the possibilities of this project. Thank you for inspiring me!!!
    Karen Marie

    • Thank you so much Karen Marie! I am sorry for your family with your brother gone. What a beautiful way to honor is memory!

  6. Love the color combination!

  7. Karen… this is BEAUTIFUL!!! Both my favorite colors and the gold wax gives it the shimmery glass touch! Love it!!

  8. Lamar Lambert says:

    Some of your best work.

  9. That is seriously gorgeous!! The layering with the gold is super elegant yet it has that aged look and those blues…omg, I love it!!!! I have a little table here that’s been crying for a makeover but nothing has inspired me as much as this!! Time to break out the paint!!! :)

    • thank you so much Laura! Amazing how some paint and gold can transform something! Good luck with your project.

  10. That turned out just beautiful, what a pretty colour that sea glass is and it goes great with the gold wax!

    • Thank you so much Heather! I love that gold wax so much. I will have to stop myself from putting it on everything!

  11. This came out so great! I love the cross hatch application first to enhance detail. Beautiful color combination!!

    • Thank you so much Karah! Painting in a cross hatch could seem like breaking the rules, but it just adds interest!

  12. What an incredible piece! I just love it!

  13. Barbara Bussey says:

    Great post and step by step explanation of the technique. I need to be more of a risk taker, when painting!

    • Thank you so much Barbara!! One more reason I love using CeCe Caldwell’s paints. You can take tons of risks and if you don’t like it, you can wipe it off before you seal it!

  14. So lovely! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature: Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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