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Weathered Gray Table With Fusion Mineral Paint & Giveway

There are a couple things going on in this post today.

A blog hop with projects from some awesome bloggers, a Fusion Mineral Paint giveaway for you to enter, and there is my project table that had a rough start when it entered the family.

Weathered Gray Table Redo, Fusion Paint, Bliss-Ranch.com

Daughter #1 picked it up at a garage sale, last day - last minute of a city wide shindig.

She took it home to live with her and her husband because at the time they were freshly moved in at a new home and had no kitchen table.

Weathered Gray Table Redo, Fusion Paint, Bliss-Ranch.com

The table with four chairs was $50 bucks.

I mentioned I could paint it up for her, but she probably knew if it came to my house for a paint job it might be two years before it went back to hers, so they lived with it the way it was.

Two years later, right before they jetted off for their Jamaican vacation last month, it was loaded onto a trailer that her brother was driving down the road to my house - perfect timing right?

No.

Unbeknownst to her I had other plans at her house while she was sipping rum.

Weathered Gray Table Redo, Fusion Paint, Bliss-Ranch.com

I planned to work on her laundry room to surprise her (we did, and she was).

So for the next two weeks her table sat in my entry way waiting for some inspiration and time.

Her instructions for the table were simple, "do whatever you want to it".

Whatever I wanted, included using the complimentary Fusion Mineral Paint I received  - three colors to turn it into a weathered wood looking top.

Weathered Gray Table Redo, Fusion Paint, Bliss-Ranch.com

Sterling, Ash, and Soapstone from the new Michael Penney Collection.

No one mentioned to Daughter #1 that on the way to our house the table flipped over and got all gouged up in the trailer.

Weathered Gray Table Redo, Fusion Paint, Bliss-Ranch.com

The gouges didn't bother me, but they bothered her dad, so he sanded down the top, added some wood putty and fixed the scratches and bites that were taken out of the top.

Weathered Gray Table Redo, Fusion Paint, Bliss-Ranch.com

I was hoping for a bit of an industrial metal look that would tie in with their stainless steel appliances.  I also wanted a dark contrast to their light wood floor.

Weathered Gray Table Redo, Fusion Paint, Bliss-Ranch.com

I concocted a watered down version of each of the colors by mixing them separately in a plastic cup.

I brushed them on in layers till I had a look I liked.

The paints went on nice and smooth with different tones and thickness depending on my recipe/ratio of water to paint.

I used the Ash as the back ground base color.

Weathered Gray Table Redo, Fusion Paint, Bliss-Ranch.com

I had taken out some Fusion Gilding Paste in metallic silver, but in the end liked the look without it so didn't go that route.

The base of the table is a custom mix dark stain that will contrast nice with her flooring.

Weathered Gray Table Redo, Fusion Paint, Bliss-Ranch.com

There are four chairs to this table, I stained one and sent her a text that I was going to let her do the other three.

It was probably the agony of remembering my own never ending dining room chair painting drama that made me not want to do all of hers.

Weathered Gray Table Redo, Fusion Paint, Bliss-Ranch.com

The final step was to brush on Fusion Tough Coat Sealer which will give the table the added protection it needs to have plates knocking around on it.

Weathered Gray Table Redo, Fusion Paint, Bliss-Ranch.com

Below is how the top looked before I sanded down all the layers of paint and brushed on the two coats of sealer.

Weathered Gray Table Redo, Fusion Paint, Bliss-Ranch.com
Before Tough Coat Sealer
Sanding it took the edge off the brushed on paint colors and the sealer sort of blended in all the tones and brought out more of the weathered look I was going for.

Weathered Gray Table Redo, Fusion Paint, Bliss-Ranch.com

All the little metal doo dads were added back on, I stained those too.

So now, how about Fusion Mineral Paint gives YOU a chance to win some of their products to try for yourself..........

 

There are three ways to enter.......

1. Visit Fusion Mineral Paint HERE  and in my comment section name a couple colors that fit into the color palette of your home for an entry.

2. For a 2nd entry, follow Fusion Mineral Paint on Instagram HERE then comment again  with your Instagram name that you have done so or already do.

3. For a 3rd entry, follow Bliss-Ranch.com on Instagram HERE, and comment again with your Instagram name that you have done so or already do.


This giveaway is good worldwide. 
You must be over the age of 18 to win. Void where prohibited. 
Winner will be deemed by random draw.   One “semi-finalist” will be drawn from each of the blogs participating in this blog hop, and then the final winner of the $150 Fusion paint will be drawn by Fusion from those semi-finalists.  
Winner must enter with valid email and reply within 3 days of winning email sent to you. This giveaway ends Monday, May 18th, at midnight EST. 
Winner will be announced in this blog post by May 20th.

 Buy Fusion Mineral Paints at this link: 
http://fusionmineralpaint.com/where-to-buy/

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* The WINNER of the Fusion paint giveaway is Lucy Auburn, congratulations!



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88 comments :

  1. I love this look. You daughter is one lucky lady!

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  2. Great table! As for the paint, I like Homestead Blue and Upper Canada Green. (My mom took me to Upper Canada Village when I was a kid--I love the Thousand Islands!)

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  3. I am following you already, and I added Fusion and I am, as always, Kirby Dunton Carespodi...unless you are a lawyer or a financial person, then I have to use my real name.

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  4. Love it Bliss! The colors you chose are gorgeous! xo

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  5. Wow, way to update a boring table and chairs! Love the black and the studs!

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  6. The table looks amazing! After looking at the Fusion Mineral Paint website, choosing 2 favorites was harder than I expected! But Prairie Sunset and (surprisingly!) Algonquin hit the top of my list! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. Right now the ash color in Fusion is the one that caught my eye. What a great give away. Thanks for the opportunity to try this product.

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  8. i love casement and upper Canada green.

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  9. I have been wanting to paint the furniture in my sewing room, so really bright colors would be great. I also want to paint my two really old dressers in my bedroom which then I would pick out the color black. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  10. I like the industrial vibe that those metal doo dads add! The paint job really changes up the look of this set, awesome job!

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  11. Your daughter is blessed to have you! I like Fort York Red and Prairie Sunset.

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  12. I love Limestone, Buttermilk Cream and Renfrew Blue. Actually, they,'re all beautiful!

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  13. I am following Fusion Mineral Paint on Instagram.

    fstyne007

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  14. I am following Bliss-Ranch.com on Instagram.

    fstyne007

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  15. This is crazy awesome, and you have one lucky daughter - I bet she loved it!

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  16. I like the Inglenook and the Ash for our home. Those are the colors I want to use to revamp our entry way.
    kirbycolby at mail dot com

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  17. oh wow- it's beautiful!!! love that finish!

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  18. Such an unusual table set. Loving the finish on the top and that now I have the recipe!

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  19. I'd love some lamp white and upper canada green!

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  20. I'm following Fusion Mineral Paint.

    user id: melissasantiques

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  21. I'm following you!

    user id: melissasantiques

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  22. You rock my friend. This is beautiful. I'm not on Instagram yet. I know way behind the times. What can I say??

    Cindy

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  23. I like the casement, lamp white and the ash and coal colors.. staying true to my love for black and white.

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  24. I followed them on Instagram as Thrift My House.

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  25. That turned out beautifully, Bliss...I love the industrial look! Your daughter will love it! I love the Ash, Alqonquin, and Cathedral Taupe colors.

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  26. I am happily following you on Instagram now, too!

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  27. I've have been following all 14 of your photos on Instagram... LOL! All those photos....clogging up my feed :)

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  29. So many wonderful colors! But if I had to choose just one for my entryway, it would be Champness, no question! But Aubusson speaks to me too - gorgeous!

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  30. I love the Buttermilk Cream and the Limestone and the Black. Really I like them all. And your table turned out beautifully!

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  31. I follow Fusion Paint on Instagram @somewhatquirkydesign.

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  32. I follow you on Instagram @somewhatquirkydesign

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  33. I'd love to try this paint line. A project in Ash and Coal Black would be fun.

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  34. Oh gosh... what a find! LOVE what you did... the layers of the top is such a cool look. She's going to flip with happiness!

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  35. I love how this looks! The weathered top is fantastic! I love that your daughter said, "Do whatever you want." I'm a fan of surprises, and what a great one this is!

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  36. Love the industrial look you went for! Great choice! I designed one of our real estate flips in industrial. Added industrial rails, used corrugated metal around the island and small snippits of it in the basement bathroom. Fixtures where galvanized steel with some crystal bling. Went with the original red brick fireplace and extended the brick to the kitchen backsplash. I wanted to move in myself! Lol! It sold fast so that's good. I could have used some of the great colors Fusion Paints have to offer in my staging. Love the Buttermilk Cream and Champness would have looked great used on the Paris end table I painted. Love all their color choices.

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  37. What a wonderful transformation! Love the color too. It must have been so much fun to do whatever you wanted to do!

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  38. I finally figured things out. I'll just adopt you and then I'll have great stuff like this everywhere ... and for every gift occasion, birthday etc. etc. No wait ... would probably be better to kidnap you, then I wouldn't have to share your talents with anyone else. Yep, kidnapping is the answer. Gotta go now. Have to remodel the extra bedroom. Hhmm ... wonder if I can use copper bars on the windows. Iron is so out of style.

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  39. I love how that table turned out! I like how you did the top different from the sides and the chairs. I like how you can see the grain of the wood on top. I'm sure your daughter was ecstatic to have you do that for her! I don't think she will complain about having to finish up the chairs.

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  40. Lucky daughter, she got a two for! The laundry room and the table. The story of the kitchen table falling out of the truck and it being the first table of the married life reminds me of ours....It was plain Jane Pine and cheap. We put it into the back of our little car and thought we could drive two miles straight down the road back to our apartment. It fell out about 5 times, in heavy traffic. But it made it. Everybody needs to have a thrit store or garage sale table to start with. LOVE the paint job, looks very Vintage Industrial now.

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  41. Hey Bliss;
    What a Wonderful job you did on the Table and Chairs Makeover!!! It is just too Lovely.
    The paint colors are just so Beautiful!!! I really would Love to get ahold of these colors: Cathedral Taupe and Limestone.
    Thank-You so much for the chance!!! :-)

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  42. I am a very Happy Follower!! :-)

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  43. I would use Liberty Blue & Chocolate.

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  44. I follow Fusion Mineral Paint on Instagram with the name nananurse60.

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  45. I follow Bliss Ranch on Instagram with the name nananurse60.

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  46. Limestone and the Champlain would work in my house!
    Love the table you did and love the giveaway, thank you!

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  47. I'm already following Fusion and I'm under downsprigglane.
    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  48. I'm following you under downsprigglane!!
    Thanks again for the chance to win!!

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  49. I been studying this paint for a long time. I love to try it out on our farm. The charcoal would
    go nicely with our theme. The cement is a win, win color also ...

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  50. Ceramic is my favorite Fusion Mineral Paint color. I have an old wooden stool that would look GREAT in that color!

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  51. I follow Bliss Ranch on Instagram as msmisk.

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  52. I follow Fusion Mineral Paint on Instagram as msmisk.

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  53. I have several junk pieces and Casement, Champness and Coal Black would be just the ticket to bring them to new life.

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  54. I follow Bliss Ranch on instagram

    tweetyscute

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  55. I follow fusion on instagram
    (tweetyscute)

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  56. I like the colors Aubusson and Chocolate.

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  57. I follow Fusion on Instagram (mrshud)

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  58. I follow you on Instagram (mrshud)

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  59. I love the lamp white and the coal black. Would love to try them. Thanks for the chance at this awesome giveaway.

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  60. Following on instagram. Username PAMBALLARD

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  61. A follower of yours on instagram. Love your blog! username PAMBALLARD

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  62. the champlain & chocolate are beautiful!

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  63. I think the colors kinda match Casement and Homestead Blue
    Faith
    2callfaith@gmail.com

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  64. I am following you on instagram as 2callfaithgmailcom
    Faith

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  65. I am following Fusion on instragram as 2callfaithgmailcom

    Faith

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  66. What an amazing transformation!! I want to find a table like that now ;) Love it.
    Hugs, Jamie

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  67. Inglenook and Champlain work for our home.

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  68. The colours Ash and Champlain fit right in with my decor
    anger_family @yahoo dot com

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  69. I'm a follower of Fusion Paint on instagram; https://instagram.com/ginette4/
    anger_ family @yahoo dot com

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  70. The Fusion colors that fit best in my home right now are Coal Black and Stirling. I also recently refinished my cedar chest with Chocolate and then distressed Stirling over top and I love it!!

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  71. I follow Fusion Mineral Paint on Instagram. My handle is sweet_emotion.

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  72. I'm now following Bliss Ranch on Instagram! Handle: sweet_emotion.

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  73. Love the colours you chose for your project. Upper Canada Green, Buttermilk Cream and Algonquin all remind me of the Canada I love and miss!

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  74. Am a follower of Fusion on Instagram. patinaparadise

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  75. Already follow you on Instagram. patinaparadise

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  76. Love limestone, buttermilk cream and inglenook

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  77. Follow Fusion on Instagram - flagler2

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  78. Follow Bliss Ranch on Instagram - flagler2

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  79. What a unique table to begin with, the new look is too cool, and you even saved the nailhead adornments!! Lucky daughter and son-in-law.

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  80. Following Fushion on instagram now
    Already following BlssRanch on instagram.
    Love the colors champion, ash, and black coal.
    stowandtellu

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  81. I like Casement and Upper Canada Green. What great paint!
    Following Bliss Ranch and Fushion on Instagram......under the name bugmom2
    I woul sure love to win.

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  82. Love the colour Champness, I have a gorgeous antique vanity with its name on it !

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  83. Following Fusion on Instagram

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  84. Following Bliss Ranch on Instagram

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  85. The paints went on nice and smooth with different tones and thickness depending on my recipe/ratio of water to paint. my site

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