Tuesday, December 18, 2012
I got this table last summer from a student. He really didn't care about it, but I did immediately. The potential in such a table and chairs with the Louis style chair backs. I had to have it. I fixed it up and fell in love. Country rustic here I come!
Friday, December 14, 2012
I bought this piece with the full intention of painting it a crazy color and shabby chic'ing the crap out of it. But after thinking it through I began to wonder if this would be a perfect piece to rehab and not cover up the gorgeous wood. It turned out great and keeping it the natural wood was a great decision. I think the stain color really helps show off the accents and the gorgeous legs.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
These end tables came to me in a red stain and I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with them, so they sat in a corner of the garage for a while. I was painting another piece this coral color and on a whim I slapped some of the paint on the end tables. I am very happy with how they turned. The coral color seems to make the accents on the tables really stand out, and the iron rubbed bronze handles contrast the color well also.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
These were good quality tables to begin with, they even had their original price tag of $200 on the bottom. They were dark wood, and actually came with a coffee table. The coffee table wasn't in good enough shape to be saved and is now my laundry table, but the side tables only suffered a few scratches which were easily sanded out in a few minutes with the orbital sander. I primed them in my spray booth and painted them a neutral beige with my sprayer, leaving a factory-like smooth finish I love!