Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WOOD you PLEASE make me over???

With the kids back in school today....and my daughters 1st day of kindergarten (hear the excitement in my voice?), I was able to get these pieces waxed and take pictures! 

I have had these 2 end tables for a couples of months now but just decided to get to them this past weekend. It was my first time doing shabby chic, and I knew from the time I picked up these tables that they would be my models. I knew if it didn't work out....I hadn't lost anything (since I got them for FREE!)
I started out by cleaning them with soap and water, then giving them a light sanding. I used a pale greyish blue for the base and used Sherwin Williams panda white all over. I distressed the legs first and then the top of the tables, but after I was finished, I didn't like the look of the top so I repainted with the white. I waxed them with clear minwax paste wax and they have such a nice sheen that's not too glossy and feels smooth. How do you think I did for the first time??


I know...a lot of pictures

I also have had this sofa table in my dining room for a long time! And every month I decide I am going to paint it, and never do. I have always said that I was going to paint it in a bright glad I never did!

In my attempts at leaning how to stage, I went to goodwill last weekend and got these awesome finds...

a couple of old books from 1937 and The Complete Book of Poems 1949 from Robert Frost

this cute little vintage mirror and egg basket

the little red basket that was white and a little red spray paint looks brand new!

I would love to hear what you think!!
Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. I have yet to paint my first piece of furniture. I have some thrifty finds stored in the garage, but I haven't had the time/courage to do them. Yours turned out great!

  2. Thanks Kim! Sorry its taken me a little time to get back to you. My garage is I think a little more than filled with thrifty finds to redo, lol. My husband says we look like Sanford & Sons. I really felt like if these got messed up I had nothing to loose, but the great thing about paint is it can always be redone without loosing too much money. I get scare sometimes at my upholstery projects because it's much more money whey I mess up, but I can't learn if I don't try. I don't have the time really, but I do it during nap time and after keeps me sane ;-)


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