Saturday, 2 February 2013

Crack(le) Me Up - Bright Green Side Table


I'm feeling all inspired after an extremely successful day op-shopping. So many new pieces to work on at the moment, so many old pieces to post.. and the house still needs a bit of painting, but instead I got stuck into what I hope is going to be a pretty cool piece of random art.  Stay tuned.

For now, I'm going to share with you my cute side table which one of the crazy Auntie's kindly gave to me while she was renovating her beautiful house (thanks Aunty Rach).

Well as soon as I saw it I let out a little squeal of excitement.  Adorable.


This was a special crackle project, combining the wood and paint look my coffee table, but with a black undercoat and bright colour.  After a good sanding, I stained the top with wattyl colourwood dye stain in 'walnut'.  Next, the painting!

Paint Coats:

1. white acrylic primer
2. resene lustacryl in 'jack'
3. resene crackle in corners and the bits I wanted to 'crack'
4. resene lustacryl in 'mother earth'
5. wattyl speed satin water-based polyurethane

Before the poly, I distressed quite heavily to expose the black paint underneath and some of the wood.  I also decided to leave the inside of the legs black for a different effect.  Very happy at the end result!

in our lounge


  1. Wow - I remember that piece! It looks amazing Aimee :)

    1. awww thanks Shan!!! I'm pretty chuffed with it xx