Monthly Archives: June 2012
These are just a few of the little small tables I have worked on.. some of them I have before shots of… others not at all…
Here is a cute one that I just loved the crossing of the base legs…
Here it is after 3 coats of Advance paint from Benjamin Moore which I had color matched to ASCP Provence. The color match is PERFECT… I chose not to distress it, but I’m not sure if that was the right choice or not… I also thought this paint would be AWESOME based on the reviews I read about it, it was good.. it did a good job of self leveling and I didn’t have to prime, I thought 3 coats was one coat too many.. but maybe I have been spoiled. Anyway, I’m trying out some new options…
The paint did give a VERY smooth top coat.. and of course I just love the Provence color!
This mahogany sofa table was painted white when I bought it. I stripped and sanded the top, stained it Dark Walnut. I put two coats of wax on the top, painted the base in French Linen, distressed, waxed and buffed the entire piece. It is a great sized table.. sorry I got crappy pictures, but I didn’t realize it until after it went to the store!
Cute little side tray table.. this one was a keeper for a while, but I did some rearranging and now I have it for sale..
Here it is after… I used a Mod Podge transfer technic and a graphic from The Graphics Fairy, the base is painted in a custom blue chalk paint with Old White chalk paint top coat on the top… lots of distressing, wax and buff!
This is an inexpensive table that is a new piece, but I just loved the ornateness of the piece… it HAD to be painted though, it was a little gaudy for my taste…
I wanted to be sure to show you that sometimes all you need is a great color spray paint! I just sprayed the cabinet with a coat of primer then a couple of coats of Rustoleum green paint. I also removed the hardware and sprayed it white… I don’t usually spray items but this one was asking for it … I love this color green and what a great pop for the foyer!
Here is another cutie I scored for SUPER cheap..um.. like $10 super cheap… it’s a long story that is really only funny to me and one other person, but lets just say sometimes it’s how I got it and how little I paid it for that makes me the most excited about a piece!
Before (sort of)
So I had already stripped (sanded) the top.. the whole thing was painted white, with quite a few drips, but it was it GREAT solid wood condition.. LOVING it! I painted a few areas with Paris Grey and then all over with Old White.. distressed, sanded, waxed etc.. I stained the top Dark Walnut and a couple of coats of poly…
One last table for you!
This coffee table was in excellent condition, it just needed to be updated! I loved the cross base that you see through the glass!
Here it is after a coat of custom blue chalk paint. I also stripped the original finish from the top and stained it dark walnut.
Hope you enjoyed checking out some of the tables I have finished! For me tables are the easiest to do… the hardest for me is ladder back chairs! What about you?
Thanks for stooping by, until next time.. stay cool!
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I don’t have companies mailing me products for free so I can blog about them.. which is a HUGE blogging perk (I am a little envious of those bloggers who do).. but I do get this one little perk from being married to my super awesome husband (SAH)! You see he is a member of the board of directors for Hospital Hospitality House (located here in Richmond, VA) and they have a few fund-raising events a year that I (as a super awesome spouse) am lucky enough to get to attend with him.. As part if the lead up to this event we were recently invited to a “private reception for Richmond’s culinary elite, wine professionals, media and sponsors” to meet Chef Dino Jagtiani, who is the owner/chef of Temptation and Rare Restaurants in St. Maarten. The HHH hosts this “SAVOR” event every year to help raise funds for the “House”. They bring in visiting chefs who prepare a delicious five course meal… with wine pairings! They also have silent and live auctions with some seriously incredible donated trips and treasures! The chef’s that they have booked for the 2012 event so far are Chef Dino Jagtiani, Temptation Restaurant, St. Maarten, Chef Franck Mear, Le Pressoir, St. Maarten, Chef Mario Tardif, Mario’s Bistro, St. Maarten, Chef Walter Bundy, LeMaire, Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Chef Patrick Ehemann, TJ’s, Jefferson Hotel, Richmond… what a phenomenal group of chefs!
The event we just attended was graciously hosted by Kitchen Designworks (KDW) and their showroom is so gorgeous, I would LOVE to “work” there! They had fabulous appetizers, sushi and wine setup in a few of their vignettes. I’ll share with you the pictures I took with my cell phone… I was not planning on writing a post or taking pictures, but you’ll get the drift!
If you would like to learn more about the HHH and the wonderful resource they provide to families in need please hop on over to their website. While you are there check out their upcoming events tab. I will tell you this SAVOR event is not one you will want to miss! It’s a night to dress up, have fun, eat fabulous food and support a wonderful cause at the same time.. what more could you want! Oh yeah, you might even bring home some auction items!
The “stove” below is why I shamelessly whipped out my phone and started “snapping” away!
How would you like to have this Viking in your home? Umm..yes please…
This is my FAVORITE refrigerator of all time… but I now know that I don’t keep the inside of my fridge clean enough to have a glass door on it.. but I WANT to, I REALLY want to… doesn’t that count for something?
I love this little buffet area.. check out those cabinets that flank the clock… I need to remember that idea…
This was one of the vignettes setup, I WISH I had gotten a picture of the island.. ‘cause it was blue (like Duck Egg blue) with a thick wood top… it was GORGEOUS!!!
So I got to mingle with some very cool people and I got a sneak peek at what to expect at the upcoming SAVOR event.. it is always so much fun and last year the event raised about $150,000 for the Hospital Hospitality House.. AMAZING!
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Ok.. I officially suck at getting “before” photos! This desk was in very good shape though, it just needed to be updated. It is very solid and really didn’t have any issues other than being less than inspiring! It was a traditional dark stained desk with not so nice looking pulls… but great lines!
I painted the base in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint “Provence”, lightly distressed it and applied a coat of wax. I also sanded off the original finish ofrom the top and refinished it with dark walnut stain and a couple of coats of wax.
I love how this beautiful grain pattern showed up more prominently after I refinished the top!
The desk has great legs and lots of storage in the 3 drawers…
I replaced the original pulls with these lions head pulls that I painted flat white..
One of my wonderful neighbors saw this desk sitting in my driveway and knew she had the perfect home for it… I almost didn’t sell it as I was still trying to figure out where I could possibly put it in my house, but I knew she had a “need” and mine was just a “want”… but I sure loved this piece! Maybe she’ll let me visit it sometime
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