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. 



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.


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


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. 


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!




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! :)

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

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.

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.


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:


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!


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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