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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My first before and after project of 2012

I have a pretty big kitchen layout but NO counter space. Its horrible! whenever I'm cooking  i feel like its a workout ~ having to walk 1/2 mile to get to the sink to the stove- just ridiculous. I was in desperate need of an island to break things up and give me more counter space. Since a kitchen remodel isn't in the budget right now. I've settled for an antique library table???/ counsel table?? Hall Table?? Server??? whatever the correct term may be. 

Anyway got it @ a yard sale for 10 bucks, even got a little bit of history w/it. Its been in the same family here in Southern Maryland passed down from generations~ why they "gave" it away @a yard sale i don't know but it was my lucky day.  it was a little rough around the edges but all easy fixes ~just time consuming and again since it was my lucky day my pops ( just happened to be staying w/me that weekend) stripped all the peeling veneer off the top! Wow thanks DAD!!!  Here's my before pic:

My ever so awesome dad hard at work

That veneer was really stuck on there! Yikes!!

Can you see the potential!! Its the perfect height, got a drawer, a bottom shelf sturdy enough for my lil helper to crawl/sit/jump on. :) and just the right size for my kitchen.  Oh how i couldn't wait to have it completed!
Once the prep work was done.... hummmm decisions decisions how to finish it??
I decided to go for a dark stained top {walnut miniwax} with 3 coats of poly
and my new fav color Annie Sloans Chalk Paint ~ Aubusson Blue for the bottom and then the dark wax to protect it. I love the way the dark wax really makes the blue look soooo rich. If you've shopped at my booth in A Unique House Antique Mall lately you'll know just how much i love that Aubusson blue!
So what do ya think???



I'm not satisfied with these Vintage Glass Knobs as beautiful as they are i think i want something with more sparkle and piazzas.
My pics are getting a bit better huh? Ive got alot to learn.


and of coarse my lil helper is right by my side
 
Our 7 month old lab wouldn't get out of the pics ~ do ya see her posing??




I still need to find some fabulous sparkly knobs for the drawer and I'm also looking for the coolest vintage inspired towel rack / hook to hang on the side, and i think I'm even gonna get a butcher block top eventually.  but for now here she is perfectly perfect in my kitchen.
LOVE!!

Happy Day to You~ Everyday,
Erica


4 comments:

Heidi said...

I love how this turned out! I found you on pinterest while looking for some annie sloan inspiration for a children's table and chairs I am about to redo. I'm starting to lean towards Aubusson Blue now!! I'm your newest member, I'd love it if you had a moment to check out my blog at AllThatBringsJoy.blogspot.com and maybe follow me back! :)

suitsandaprons said...

This piece is lovely! What a find for only $7! Good work!

Our DIY Diaries said...

I love how it turned out! Great job! I would love for you to link it up at our party

http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/01/fab-not-drab-link-party-2-and-features.html

Jen

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

It turned out great!
It's an awesome piece.

It's a wonder, between our pets and kids, we get any photos without them ;) LOL.

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