Cowgirl Up!

When a friend asked me if I had time to paint a small table for her, I was, like, "of course!" And then she handed me the table in four pieces... 


But when it comes to furniture challenges, I'm all in. Time to cowgirl up!

After a lot of sanding, drilling, screwing and gluing, I was ready for the fun part. 

I applied 2 coats of BOSS clear primer to prevent the wood from bleeding through the paint. 

I then applied one coat of Milk Paint for a rustic, chippy look. 

I'm always happy when I get to use the Patina paints, so I used Iron Patina Paint with Green Spray to create the rust, and Bronze Patina Paint with Green Spray to create small specks of bronze/green patina.

I painted along the edges of the legs and in the corners, and I splattered some on for an organic look. The Iron paint goes on grey but about an hour after adding the Green Spray, it turns into rust.

This really gave the piece some rustic spice. 

I decoupaged the Cowgirl Blocks paper to the top by applying a coat of Decoupage Gel, placing the paper on top, smoothing it with a brayer, then applying another coat of decoupage gel on top. 

I decided to change direction of the design, so I sanded the face off Calamity Jane (hey, it isn't every day I get to say that) and applied a piece of the Sunflower Farms transfer there.

Loved it!

I applied a few more pieces of the transfer on other parts of the table, then used a stencil and stencil brush to apply Decor Wax in Eternal to create the stars, and Element for the stripes. 

The white inside looked too stark so I painted it with the Bronze Patina Paint with just a tiny bit of the Green Spray. 

Once all dry, I sealed it up with two coats of Dixie Belle Clear Coat in Flat. 

I think my friend is gonna love it, and I saved a family heirloom from the burn pile. Yeehaw!

I know this look isn't for everyone, but do you like the western vibe?




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