Sunday, November 13, 2011

So Ready

Getting down to the last few pieces of furniture to refinish and then I can take a break.
So ready not to have an unfinished piece of furniture sitting in the middle of
my living room.  So ready to get my car back in the garage. So ready to work on
furniture for my house or do absolutely nothing if I choose to.  So ready to hibernate. 
Here are two things I transformed with Caromal Color paints.  As usual, I don't
have before pictures, but this desk was a dark wood that I painted sage green.

After distressing, I applied a coat of their toner, then a mixture of clear
and dark wax, and reapplied the original hardware.

My other transformation is this pair of Christmas trees.  I found them at Goodwill
after Christmas last year and promptly painted them a light green. I can't remember
what their original color was anymore.

  I nearly threw them away several times because I didn't like them green and didn't know what else to do with them.  I found my inspiration for them in these pine cone plates I picked up at a yard sale this summer.

So ~ over the green, I painted them off-white, distressed them and aged them
with a mixture of clear and dark wax.  They were originally headed off to the
store along with the plates and desk, but I think I'm going to keep them.  They
are really starting to grow on me.
I love the mixture of textures in this vignette and the quite colors of off-white and brown.

I don't usually keep the things I buy and refinish no matter how much I like them.
But ~ when I get time this winter to refinish my hutch for the dining room, I
thought they would make a nice Christmas decoration to go with my
brown transfer ware collection.  If only I had time to get my own hutch done
before Christmas, but that is not likely.

Linking with
Dittle Dattle for Amaze Me Monday
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday


Michele said...

SO so pretty - can't blame you one bit keeping them!

Well done, per usual.

Cozy Little House said...

I adore the Christmas trees! The detail is so pretty! Hopefully now that I've moved I'll have more time to visit.

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

Love the color!

Anonymous said...

Cindy the desk look so pretty- I love the color you chose and those trees are adorable now!

It looks like you are getting ready for Christmas already! I have been asked to open our home for several parties people are wanting to do and really need to get going with decorating but haven't started yet.

Bet that feels so good having your garage back to yourself- I am going to have to hide a bunch of stuff somewhere for these parties and it might just have to be the garage!

bee blessed

Natasha in Oz said...

Those Christmas trees look wonderful and I love your desk. You sure have been busy! It is all worth it though-everything looks wonderful!

Best wishes for a great week,

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I really like your desk--but I want those dishes!

Sally said...

I love it! The trees are great!!
I'm your newest follower from the dittle dattle party. I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I love how it all works together on the desk! You have such a good eye for transforming the ordinary into something special! You need to take some time for yourself. It will refresh your creative juices for next year!~Hugs, Patti

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

Love those wooden Christmas trees! Your re-finishing transformed them into truly charming accents. No wonder you're keeping them...for now. :-)

michele said...

beautiful transformations!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The desk is stunning, such a great color and finish. The trees are perfect with the white and distressed. Gorgeous vignette with the plates. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I love the colour you have renovated the desk in. :)

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