Summer Blueberries: An Oval Pedestal Coffee Table Makeover

Hello Frugalistas, I've missed you and it feels so good to be back! I've been MIA for the last two weeks while I burned the candle at both ends getting ready for the antique mall parking lot sale this past weekend. I have so much to share over the next several weeks but today it's all about Summer Blueberries and an Oval Pedestal Coffee Table Makeover.

It's Themed Furniture Makeover Day, my favorite day of the month! The theme is Red, White or Blue and you guessed it, I chose blue.

Oval pedestal coffee table makeover

Oval Pedestal Coffee Table Painted Summer Blueberries

As I hinted above, the color is called Summer Blueberries, how could I resist. It's from the Country Chic Paint Spring 2015 Limited Edition line and I fell in love with the first brush stroke. Sadly it's no longer available and regretfully I didn't buy a bigger can.

Doesn't the color pair beautifully with white wax?

Oval pedestal cocktail table chalk painted in color Summer Blueberries

When Mr. Frugalista showed me the online auction listing of this table I told him to bid and keep bidding until it landed in the back of the Frugalistamobile.  Yippee, he won!

Before photo of oval pedestal coffee table

I have a thing for pedestal tables but what really hooked me was the gorgeous wood top.  I carefully sanded the veneer down to the natural wood and stained it Dark Walnut.  Can you tell from the state of the can that I use this color often?

Minwax Dark Walnut Wood Finish on oval pedestal coffee table makeover

It took the color beautifully.

Dark Walnut stained oval pedestal coffee table

After the stain dried overnight, Mr. Frugalista sprayed two coats of Tough Coat protective finish.

Tip 1:  To achieve a factory finish appearance when applying a clear protective topcoat, use a paint sprayer rather than a foam brush.

The following morning I got to work painting the skirt and pedestal base.  I decided not to distress this piece because I wanted the color and the white wax to take center stage.

White wax over the color Summer Blueberries chalk paint on a cocktail table makeover

Tip 2: To get colored wax deep into the crevices of a piece, cut the bristles of an inexpensive chip brush down to 1-inch.  It works like a charm!

Oval pedestal cocktail table makeover

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Summer Blueberries Oval Pedestal Coffee Table Makeover

I call it a Coffee Table but it was listed as a Cocktail Table.

What would you call it?

I can't wait to see what the other DIY Furniture Girls created for their Red, White or Blue pieces.

Please pin directly from their blog post rather than the links below.

You'll find this project linked to these fabulous PARTIES.