The Robins Egg Revival [before & after]

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“Robins Egg” is by far, my absolute favorite color.  I’ve always thought of Robins Egg as a more classic variation of the color “mint”, which was a huge trend in 2013. There’s something so refreshing about this happy shade of blue; in fact, I love it so much that I chose Robins Egg & Gold as the color palette for my wedding!  For a while, I’d been anxious to use favorite color on a piece of furniture, but I was waiting for the perfect piece!  So there were visions of robins egg dancing in my head when I recently came across this great small scale coffee table with classic lines beautiful column supports!

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The Robins Egg Table Revival [before & after]

This old table wasn’t in the best shape when I picked it up at a local yard sale, but it had great lines and the quality of construction was excellent!

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Before painting my table, I gave it a good cleaning with mild soap and warm water, just to remove dust and any oils that may have built up.

I wanted the table to have a lightly distressed robins egg finish, with shades of deep red beneath…

So I first painted the table with one coat of CeCe Caldwell’s Traverse City Cherry and allowed it to dry for two hours.

Next, to achieve the perfect shade of robins egg, I created a mixture of CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk + Clay Paint in Destin Gulf green (1 part), Santa Fe Turquoise (1 part), Vintage White (1 part), and a splash of Spring Hill Green.  I applied two coats of the robins egg (waiting an hour between coats), then used a damp cloth to lightly rub down to the red on the table’s edges…

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After the robins egg paint was dry (about 2 hours later), I sealed my table by buffing on a coat of clear wax.  It’s that simple!

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Now THIS is a beautiful piece of furniture!  I just love me a dramatic before & after transformation =)

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