Sunday, June 12, 2011

Decorative Painting Not So Pretty

I found this when I scored the big haul at the flea market a few weeks back. It was loaded w/ white paint and embellished w/ a poor attempt at decorative painting. It got a good stripping w/ Citrastrip which BTW was a huge pain in the ass you know what.

The top had the same pretty floral motif as the shelf. The legs were adorned w/ this garland like thingie.
After the big boring somewhat therapeutic stripping....I stained the top w/ Minwax Dark Walnut, painted it w/ a pretty blue oops paint, distressed and used the stain again on the distressed areas. Ahhhh much better!



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22 comments:

Meg and Mum's said...

Gorgeous! And you're right - sooo much better :)

Claire said...

Love how you transformed this piece-so pretty!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

turned out beautiful. love the color you chose.

Marianne said...

This turned out great. I really love the color that you used.
marianne :)

Allison@FabRehab said...

Much better is right! Whew...that before was quite a sight! Love it now!

kathie said...

It is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the contrast of the stained top & gorgeous blue bottom! You're right ~ that floral is up there in horrible-ness with my awful floral :) Love it!

Katie said...

Beautiful transformation.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your table looks so much better. I love how you stained the top and painted the rest. Looks fabulous.

Karen said...

It looks fabulous! Love how it turned out:)

Terry said...

So pretty now.

Jennifer said...

so so much better! :)

Allison Shops said...

No comparison - so much better!
Hope you'll drop by and see the tile floor Jane wrote about for Met Monday.

Allison
Atticmag

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

What a cutie! I love that color, and I really like the way the fabric looks with it, too!

Sue said...

This was a great transformation! I love the color and its contrast to the wood finish on the top. I bought my first 2 quarts of chalk paint today- I look forward to no sanding or priming! Visiting from Linda's party.
:-) Sue

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Wowie - Kazowie! It looks really great

Susan said...

Very pretty!

Splendiferous Girls said...

Pretty great job..love finding things and making them pretty.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy Tuesday!

Lovely project~ a true metamorphosis.

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Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Well even though it was a pain -- it sure looks to be worth your efforts -- very pretty!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so much better!!! SO MUCH BETTER!!! the color is beautiful and the top is stunning. i hate stripping furniture!!!!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

The hard work sure paid off...she's beautiful now!! Love the color! Visiting from Coastal Charm!
Blessings!!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

So pretty! What a lovely shade, and the distressing is perfect.