World Market Console Table Makeover: Painted Smoky Blue

We have had this World Market Console Table for awhile now, but I knew it was time for it to have a little makeover.  I have always loved it for several reasons:  1) it’s an adorable style and very sturdy;   2) it’s versatile – can be used in several rooms in the house; and most importantly 3) it’s very reasonably priced!!  But….. it needed a change (or maybe I did – who knows??)   So, for a couple of years, I was simply going to whitewash it.  Then I thought I was going to paint it black.  And then we flooded, so a whole knew idea came to mind.    World Market Console Table Makeover:  Painted Smoky Blue.   

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World Market Console Table Makeover: Painted Smoky Blue

SUPPLIES:

  1. World Market Console Table
  2. Sherwin Williams- 7604  Smoky Blue Paint
  3. Liming Wax
  4. Dark Glaze
  5. 2 Glazing Brushes (1 – liming wax, 1 – dark wax)
  6. 1 Angled Paintbrush
  7. Rags and T-shirts
  8. Canva Drop cloth or Plastic Drop cloth
  9. 150 grit Sand paper
  10. Clear Wax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Market Console Table Makeover: Painted Smoky Blue

STEPS:  (Quick Cheat Sheet)

  1. Dry-brush smoky blue – 3 coats

  2. Sand edges, legs, drawer corners

  3. Apply liming wax

  4. Apply dark wax

  5. Apply clear wax 


World Market Console Table Makeover: Painted Smoky Blue

Before pictures:

 

 

 


World Market Console Table Makeover: Painted Smoky Blue

Sorry my pictures are not so beautiful, but this is the REAL deal here – LOL!!  I did A LOT of painting while we were flooded, and all of our furniture was stored in the garage. 

Just thought I should mention that to make myself feel better 😉 

*** After you put down your drop cloth or plastic covering down to protect your floors (or garage- even though I did not- ha!), you are ready to begin. 

I always use leftover wood pieces to lift my furniture, but you could use extra paint cans, etc….


STEP 1:  PAINTING 

Dry-brush your table using your angled paintbrush, making sure not to cover it completely. 

To dry-brush:  dip your brush into your paint, and then gently dip your brush onto a rag to get the excess paint off. 

You will not want a lot of paint on your brush for this method.

 

 

 

 

Let dry overnight. 

Then apply 2 more coats covering a little more of the areas where you can see the natural wood peeking through. 

Let dry over night between each coat.  You will still have some natural wood peeking through after 3rd coat.

 

 

1ST, 2ND 3RD COATS TOGETHER

 


STEP 2:  SANDING

Sand edges, legs, & drawer corners with 150-grit sandpaper. 

Just press firmly to sand in some spots, and then apply lighter pressure in other spots for a more natural distressed look.

*** NOTE ***  I forgot to take pictures after I sanded, so these are after the liming stage.  I just wanted to let you see the sanded areas.

 


STEP 3:  LIMING WAX

*** READ this entire section before you begin this 3rd step, so that you do not make the mistake that I did. ***

You will work in small sections for this step.  Add liming wax with your wax brush in straight lines (not x-motion) brush strokes, then buff with a rag after 15 minutes (not an hour).   

I buffed mine with a rag after about 15 mins (not an hour like the can says).  The longer the liming wax stayed on, the harder it was to buff off.  This was my personal preference for the look I wanted – fyi.

You will not need a lot of liming wax on your brush, but you will have to continue to add it after. EVERY. brush mark!!  This is the most time consuming step, but adds the MOST critical part of the project.

***NOTE***  I followed instructions on wax can and did x-MOTION marks (the first time – picture 2 below), but I personally did not like it.  So after it dried, I buffed it with heavy pressure to get x-shaped marks off.   I wanted a cleaner (straight line – picture 3 below) type of look.

 

 

 

 

Let dry overnight. 

It is still a little tacky after the liming wax is applied, and needs to be completely dry before the next step.


STEP 4:  DARK WAX

Using a designated brush, apply dark wax to entire console table.  I also worked in sections for this step, but in bigger sections than liming wax. 

Let dark wax sit for 15 mins, and wipe off with t-shirt (not rag).  The t-shirt allows you to glide over the wax without wiping it off completely (like the rag). 

Allow some of the dark wax to remain in crevices and grooves for a more authentic antiqued look.

Let dry Completely Overnight.  Then wipe off/buff again – but this time use rag.  The rag will help get ALL excess dark wax off.

 

 

 


STEP 5:  CLEAR WAX

Apply clear wax to entire console table, let dry, and buff to shine.  If you want a shinier finish/look, add 2 – 3 layers of clear wax. 

For a matte/flat finish, just apply one layer of clear wax.

*** YOU ARE DONE *** WOOHOO *** CHEERS *** CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES***

 

Since I am such a visual person, I thought you would benefit from these pictures.  Here it is from beginning to end – showing the different stages. 

Now you can definitely see how the liming wax softens the blue color, and adds dimension/texture to the table.  

Then the dark wax changes the color again, and blends everything together.  I love how the pictures tell the story – right??


 

 

 

Let me know how your console table makeover turns out!!  I’d love to see it – you got this!!

Happy Painting!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

Want more painting tips or inspiration? 

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