Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Antique Side Table Redo

Found this at a garage sale a couple of weeks back. One of the legs had a big chunk of wood missing but nothing that a little epoxy couldn't fix...thanks BF. The pulls were missing but the girl having the sale happily told me they were in the drawer. In the drawer? Found out later one was bent. No biggie really, I was able to use pliers to reshape it.
The little purple thing is a clamp holding the veneer to the wood with some wood glue. OHH and notice the "new" leg?
My paint choices were limited so what's a "cheap mom" to do? I pulled out the leftover creamy white paint from this project. I added a bit of blue and some gray from my craft paint collection going for a subtle blue/gray.

Oh and I added a little something to the top. I drew out a design on tracing paper and used graphite paper to trace it on to the table top. I used a #5 round artist brush to form the comma strokes and the back of the brush to make the circles.


Finally glazed it and sprayed the now undistorted pulls, Krylon's Satin Nickle. Love it!



I love how so many of you line the drawers w/ paper. So, I hemmed and hawwed at Michael's debating which paper would be best. Should have brought the drawer w/ me. Went with this first.but thought maybe it was too "fun" and didn't really go with the look I was after.


Then after summonsing my reluctant kids for their input. Yes, I'm desperate. They unanimously voted on this mind you after I had already mod podged the loser in place.

Linking up to ...


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http://primitiveandproper.blogspot.com/2010/10/piece-of-work-wednesday-link-party_19.html

and of course here...
http://romantichome.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-and-tell-friday_21.html

17 comments:

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love it too! You made a silk purse out a sows ear (Old saying) It's lovely and you got the color perfect!

Carol

Chrissie said...

The table is beautiful! You really rescued this piece, I love the blue!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Sue,
I LOOOVE it! The glazing just makes the whole thing gorgeous!

Laurie said...

Looks great- signing up as a new follower via rss

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

sue, that turned out so beautifully. the color is so nice, and i love the painted details you added to the corners. thanks so much for sharing at my party!

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Sue,
Your table turned out oh-so-lovely! The color is perfect and I love the old, painted hardware.

Robin said...

Fabulous table. I just love your "custom color". She sure did turn out pretty!

Anna See said...

Love it! I didn't know you could add craft paint to latex paint. Awesome! What glaze did you use???

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Hard to imagine something that looked that bad before could look so nice now. You did a great job! Love your blog....I will be following.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, how gorgeous is that! You really did a beautiful job! I just did a table over too but it's not an antique. Enjoyed your post.

Blessings,
Sandi

Susan said...

That looks absolutely adorable. Good for you! Susan

KATHY said...

It looks fantastic! You did a great job.

Kathy

Lacey said...

Very sweet little table! Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Love the color and treatment you chose. Just came across it this morning. Nicely done!
Have a great weekend!

xinex said...

Fabulous job! It looks very pretty....Christine

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

I absolutely love this table! The color is great, as is the stenciling. I definitely need to try stenciling :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This is fabulous! Don't you just love paint! Your stencil looks really good too! Thanks for linking up!
XO
Kristin