Saturday, July 23, 2011

Two More Pieces

Two more pieces ~ off to the store, and most importantly~
out of my living room.
I found these two end tables at a yard sale up in Cleveland while
visiting a friend.  It was a very productive trip as far as yard
sale finds and I came back from my wonderful visit with a car full of
furniture.  That was back in May and I'm just now getting around
to working on these pieces.  Here is the before picture.

As you can see from that picture, the piece is sitting just outside my garage
and behind it are more pieces of furniture that totally fill the garage.
My goal is to get all those pieces finished and out of my garage before
the snow flies, so my car can get back in.  With the excessive heat wave
we've been having lately, snow flying sounds rather nice right now.
Here are the after pictures of the furniture sitting in my living room all ready
to be loaded and taken to the store.

I don't usually take pictures of the process since I usually forget or I'm too messy
by the time I remember, but after sanding this piece, I stained the wood
darker, followed by a light coat of flat black paint.  Next, I applied a coat
of Caromal Colors "Chipping Cream" which allows the next color to chip or distress
easily.  The final coat was just a beige color I had leftover from another
project.  I sanded/distressed it and then applied a coat of dark paste wax.

I forgot to mention that I applied a fresh coat of flat black Rustoleum paint
to the legs and hardware to freshen it up.

This is a wonderful little container with a bee design that the owner of the
store gave me one day because I admired it so much.  Being a previous
beekeeper, I am always drawn to "bee" items.  It wasn't priced, so I asked
her how much it was and she just so kindly gave it to me.  It's something
I will cherish always for it's uniqueness and for her kindness.  It's
coloring matched these end tables perfectly.

Linking with
Dittle Dattle for Amaze Me Monday
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday


La Vie Quotidienne said...

Wow! These are great, you did such a nice job. Just super. Beautiful.

Aledia said...

They look great!! Enjoy your weekend!

Anonymous said...

The table looks wonderful Cindy!! I hadn't heard about the chipping cream paint you mentioned. Sounds interesting! Have you tried Chalk paint yet? It is all the rage it seems but am wondering if it is really that much better.

Another road trip tomorrow to take Ashton back to his mom. Sleep has been a tad elusive so it will be good having a little talking machine to keep me awake during the 8 hour drive!

bee blessed

Ellie said...

Such fun pieces! I really like the quirky end table. Visiting from Amaze Me Monday.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Just lovely! I've never heard of the chipping cream -- will have to investigate further!

Shelia said...

I love your table and how pretty you've dressed it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Maggie said...

The table looks wonderful...
I'm inviting you to add this to our linking party at
Have a great weekend,

Cozy Home Scenes said...

You'll have to do a post on the chipping cream. I've never heard of it, but it sounds interesting. The table turned out beautifully, and I love the accessories you added to it as well. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

These turned out GREAT! I've never heard of the chipping cream.

Lauren said...

Looks beautiful! I love the finish and the hardware--nice combo.

Stitchfork said...

Love these pieces and the bees!
xo Cathy

Lisa said...

Gorgeous pieces! Great find and great redo !

Reality Jayne said...

Ohio..Springfield Extravaganza is Sept. 17 18

Marianne said...

You did a great job on this piece and love how the hardware turned out. I've also never heard of chipping cream. I will have to look into that one. Thanks so much for finding me....I'm love your blog and am now following also!
Marianne :)

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