Monday, December 19, 2011

Dandy Lion

I found this darlin' little pair with my friend Ginny at a yard sale last year. I see these everywhere and they are super old-school....for sure my grandparents had some... but transformed right can be adorable. I think we paid $25 for the pair planning to paint them and sell. They have been in my garage since then and i wanted to try out a new color so the fun began.

I used 'Dandy Lion' from the Better Homes and Garden Line at Wal-Mart. I had been wanting to try this line of paint to see how I liked it. The color is lovely and the paint quality is 'ok'. I did not prime and it took about 5 coats. I lightly distressed after paint was dry.

It's been awhile since I've distressed furniture with any paint besides chalk paint but this paint sort of peeled when I would sand.
I finished off with one coat of Annie Sloan's clear wax. Then I decided that these little bits of sunshine might have a home right here in my living room. 

Definitely keepers at least for now.

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  1. These are great, Tabbey! I love the colour you chose. I have a table almost exactly like that that I bought second hand & have yet to redo. This summer for sure! :)

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    ~Steph @ Silver Boxes

  2. These are so lovely! I love the bright yellow in your space. Great pillows too! I'm your newest follower. come visit me and follow back if you'd like!

  3. Super cute! I just love the color in your room:)

  4. Great punch of color.
    I appreciate your honest review of the paint.
    You're right...those tables ARE everywhere - I'll give them another glance through my creative glasses...

    Merry Christmas - I'm stopping by from Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage.