Friday, June 29, 2012

{The Clara Table} - FOR SALE

When I found this badly painted but absolutely darling side table, I knew it would completely stunning once I was through with it. I stripped the old sponged on pale yellow paint off of it, did quite a lot of sanding, more stripping and more sanding to get it ready to paint and stain.  

The top is a dark walnut color with a diamond hard satin Varathane top coat.  
The legs were done in a creamy white, moderately distressed, with Varathane as an ultra-durable top coat.  

The table measures 26in high and the top has a diameter of  24in.

I always have a hard time letting go of pieces like this!  I LOVE IT!  I'm sure you will too if it ends up in your living room, bedroom, foyer or office!

$85 - cash and credit cards accepted

You can't see the lovely paint job it had before in this pic! It was painted a white with yellow sponged on over it.  Bleh!

Here she is with some paint stripped off:

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mum's Green Table, Compartment Chest and An Old Piano Bench

My mom loaded me up with 5 pieces of furniture to paint for her a few weeks ago.  I guess that's the benefit of having a daughter in the furniture business. You get the hook-up.  I'll post about the other two soon, one of which isn't quite done yet...  the disadvantage of having your own daughter redo your furniture... she knows you won't fire her for exceeding the promised finish date. :)

This cute compartment chest has been sitting in her basement, unassembled, in its box for years.  So, I whipped it together for her and painted it black.... annnddd didn't take an after picture...  stay tuned.  

Then there was this old piano bench... This baby had such cute lines. It almost doesn't look like a piano bench at all, but a bench that it meant for an entryway or the end of a bed.  I got it for free with a piano (that I got for free) from someone in my church.  The piano has a ridiculously ugly finish (I'll be painting it this winter!), but when the sweet lady asked me if I wanted the bench too (which was way too tall for the piano), I couldn't turn it down.  The hinges were broken, the top was abused.  But it wasn't anything that I couldn't fix.  And fix I did.  I hope you believe me because I don't have a pic of the finished product for this one either!  I swear!  All the furniture I did for my mom, I just let her walk away with it without having photo shoots.  Good thing she lives 12 minutes away.  I'll invade her house and snap some soon and post them!  

Next: The Green Table...

It has been known as "the green table" for an eternity.  My mom was ready for a new look for it, and I'm pretty sure I heard it crying for a refinish a few times as I was visiting her house.  

(horrible pics!)

I LOVE painting black over a previously painted color.  Even though this particular client doesn't prefer her furniture distressed very much, I had to get at least a little bit of that green peeking through.  

all scuffed up and ready to go!

For all these pieces, I used:

Behr Ultra, eggshell in Black Suede
Varathane Hard Floor Finish in Satin
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Friday, June 1, 2012

Intense Teal X Bench

I LOVE Ana White's website with free woodworking plans!  This bench was pretty simple to make, mostly because of the stellar and accurate plans that Ana wrote up.  My client wanted to use it as an entryway bench and wanted to incorporate turquoise into her home.  I think that it turned out SO cute in this gorgeous Sherwin Williams color!  


SW Intense Teal

Varathane in satin
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