Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Pretty Cute, Right?

I found this table on Craiglist and knew I had the perfect ‘look’ for it.  It was a very sturdy table, just old fashioned ‘oaky’ look to it. I knew she could be very pretty.

 

oak table before

Ta da!!   Don’t you love it? 

 

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I primed it with Kilz spray primer. I then spray painted it with several coats of Heirloom White. I couldn’t wait to begin distressing it, that is my favorite part! I finished it off by glazing with some Minwax Colonial Oak gel stain. Just wipe it on and wipe it off. So simple and so cool!

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Do you know anybody who would want to buy it? Winking smile  I don’t really have a place in my home for it, I just wanted the fun of making her pretty!  So, if your close and would love to give this pretty gal a home, let me know.

I can’t wait to show you what I did to our nightstands!!!  You remember the headboard, right?  Well,  wait until you see the nightstands.  Oh, and the lamps that are getting a makeover too.  Actually, our whole bedroom is getting a makeover, just taking it slowly, piece by piece.

7 comments:

Linda said...

Oh my...that is a darling table! You gave it character. Good job.

Linda

Thriftynestof7 said...

Oh, I'd buy if i lived closer! You did a great job!!

Blessings!

Jenn said...

Oh that is SUPER cute I love it! Great job!

Katie Benson said...

Love it!! Any suggestions for all of our ceiling fans that have the polished brass (15 years old) -- we're wondering is spray paint would work? I love your ideas!

Coby said...

WOW! I love it! You're inspiring me to look around my home and see what can be made-over with a can of spray paint!

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Katie, Yes!! You can paint them!! Do it, it is so fun and so rewarding. I would lightly sand them with a fine grit, then spray primer. I like Kilz spray primer, it sticks to anything, and brass is pretty glossy. Then any brand and color spray paint. What colors do you have in your house. Black might be nice or white or off white. Or, if you are brave a cool color would be fun!

coby, do it!! surely there must be something to paint. I'll come over and help you find something!

elaine said...

Michelle~
This is Elaine - Katie's mom -- occasionally she is logged in and I forget before I post to check. You were so kind to respond about painting the ceiling fan and I have a victory report ... we have finished one and it is GORGEOUS!! It is absolutely amazing what a can of spray paint will do to something that needs a little sprucing up. Now we only have 9 more to go and the whole house will be a little bit updated :) Thanks for everything -- I love your blog!
elaine