14 May 2011

Rustic to Cottage

This weeks VIP party still going on here.

I spent a lot of time in my paint booth the past few days trying to get a bunch of pieces done.  Tammy over at Type A Decorating and myself plan to have a big shabby sale this summer. 

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As you can see my nifty little technique of painting drawers.  Trash bags.  How do you keep your paint away from the body of the drawers?  I love new ideas.

While I was looking for something to exhaust the rest of my paint on I realized I had this darling end table that had been sitting the basement for over a year. It was just an unfinished rustic pine.  I had planned to sell it as is but it dawned on me that I could use this table and finish it for my house until the sale. 

So… my apologies I don’t have a before photo.  Sometimes I get so excited I just go to town and think about blogging afterwards lol.

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I just gave it the usual the white linen treatment and roughed up the edges and darkened them with some dark walnut stain. 

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I also bought some furniture wax.  First time user here.  I wanted to start out with something affordable so I got the Minwax clear furniture paste.  I’ll be honest.  It does the trick but I don’t love it.  It’s very hard and you have to rub, a lot.  Like I’m glad I didn’t work out yesterday a lot. 

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But it left the table feeling nice and will do the trick until I order some Hannants wax.  I can’t wait to have some soft pliable wax and that cool round brush!

 

~Sommer

20 comments:

Jennifer @ Rustic Renditions said...

Love the end table! So cute :)

Tammy @ Type A said...

wow! love it!

Heather@The Black's Best said...

I love the finish on this table! It's even better that it came out of your own basement.

Amy @ dwell in the season said...

That looks great! I'm inspired! :)
-Amy

Kaitlin Saenz said...

Love your style! Super inspiring! Following you now!

Kath' said...

Love the table. I am a lover of everything white. Wish I had you here to help me out. Awesome job.. whoo hoo
Kath'

Renee {Shabby, Chic and Charming} said...

Beautiful table! Love it!

Rachael@LovelyCraftyHome said...

Looks great, love the finish on the top with the iron legs!

Mary said...

I love this! I'd like to invite you to post it on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week, I hope you can join in. Have a nice week, Mary :O)

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Gorgeous table!! Love everything about it.

Lina
Fancy Frugal Life

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love white distress things, so I love that table. Can't help you with the drawers because I use a trash bag under everything I paint.

Life, Crafts and Whatever said...

I love it! I'm not normally a shabby chic person, but one could make me change my mind.

Sabina@Slip Stitches & More said...

Gorgeous, I absolutely love it. I'm a new follower from the Mad Skills Party. I will stop by often.

http://slipstitchesandmore.blogspot.om

Rachel said...

Wow, that looks fantastic! I really love it!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

A Few Pennies said...

So beautiful--I would love to have one too--I love the black/white contrast--elegant and vintage looking. Have a great week. Patty

Kimberley said...

Hi. Found you through the Fun Tuesday blog hop. Please come visit me and follow back at:

http://mommychosis.blogspot.com

That end table came out amazing! I wish I was talented like that :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks wonderful, sommer! i love its hardware! it's so pretty and girly!

The Painted Parlor said...

found you at Cassie's POWW and I'm glad I did!! I'm your newest follower. I love that table, very cute!

come visit me if you'd like!
paintedparlor.blogspot.com

julie

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Sommer, you did a great job on this table. Love it :) Thanks for coming over at the CBPH.

Carolyn said...

I'm always inspired when people give furniture a new lease of life. Love the table

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