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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tables~ Before & After

 Hello Friends! Im so glad your here!

 Don't know where the month of April went. Time flies, im amazed with the bloggers that post daily... However do they do it? So many times iv'e sat in front of my computer to share w/ ya a piece of furniture ive painted or something I created or some cool places ive been, only to get sidetracked by all the eye candy thats in Blogland! I just get so lost and into everyone else pages, and then before i know it Im hearing Ma-Ma, Ma-Ma and my time is up ~  :) Anyway I'l try to do better cause i do have a lot to share and hopefully inspire!

 I thought you might enjoy some before and after furniture projects

Im going to start with the after for this one. It's one of my favs. You might recognize it from previous posts. Its been in A Unique House and currently it is in Time N Again Antiques. A Sweet petite French Occasional Table. Its carved and curvy legs are just gorgeous painted in Annie Sloan's Chalk paint. A custom mix i did myself which consists of Duck Egg blue and Paris Grey and then Old White highlighting the raised details. Really Elegant and small enough that it could go just about anywhere. I had it beside my tub in the master bath with all my bath salts and soaps displayed on top. 
ok so are you ready for the ugly before...
 Yikes! When i bought my little frenchy love at auction it was missing the top, which i imagine was probably marble. So my handy Firefighter cut a piece of wood to fit ~perfectly i might add , ya know antique pieces are never an exact shape and this was oval which in itself is kinda a tricky cut. 
 What an U-G-L-Y paint job someone did, besides the fact that the colors make me gag, can you see those hand painted little flowers? Yuck!
But now she shines and is as beautiful as can be ( at least i think ~ but i am starting to wonder why she's still at the antique store and not in someones home!)

Next up for your viewing pleasure ... :)
French Provincial Dining table. Has some great details along the apron (?) and some not so boring infact sort of fun legs. Was painted that 70's style factory finish french provincial you know ugly mossy taupe y color with the dark flecks of paint and trimmed in a dull gold. But no worries all that hideousness is gone never to be seen again! 
Now a creamy white with just a tad bit of distressing. What an awesome find this was. Big sturdy 6' dining table (also comes with a leaf). Maybe you think this one looks familiar too? It is at A Unique House Antique Mall. Its currently on sale for $199.00 but i won't be sad if it doesn't sell. I love the fact that it is so sturdy and heavy that allows me to pile lots of goodies on top.

Well i guess thats it for today. As always i like to leave you with some pics of my booth. Come by and visit us sometime!






Have a Splendid day ~ Everyday!!
Erica

4 comments:

Jenn Gray said...

I die for this. So lovely. Bythewayjenngray.blogspot.com

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

I love it! You did a great job. Thanks for letting me look.

hugs
cindy@stitches

Rita said...

Hi, I'm here from Kathleen's White Wednesday post. What great transformations. your tables all look amazing. Lots of inspiration. thank you
rita

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Well done! The tables look amazing :) Thanks for sharing.
Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

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