Monday, May 17, 2010

Little blue table

Oh, boy, did I have quite the adventure this weekend! I'll be writing up a post all about it shortly, but here's a peek at something that came home with me to entice you to check back.

Just look at that awesome patina! What could it be? A chair? A bench? A table? A stool? (And if you know, don't tell, okay?)
Heehee! I'm craaaaazy excited about this, too, so don't miss the reveal later this week!

In the meantime, I wanted to show you the newest addition to our living room. Unfortunately, it's not my lovely coffee table . It's not quite done. At least I don't think it is. Maybe it is. Or not. I JUST DON'T KNOW! The truth is, I don't know if I ought to do a little more to it to give it some more character, or just leave it the heck alone!

Well, until I figure it out, here's another little table who has taken up residence in our newly reorganized living room.

I totally love this table.

Here's what it looked like, fresh from the thrift store.
NEVER would have thought this would end up having a place in my house.
The little rails on top got knocked off, the holes filled and then the whole thing primed and painted in a happily accidentally perfect shade of blue.

Then I attacked it with my sander and showed now mercy.

A little walnut stain rubbed on the edges...

... and I have a sweet, worn looking little side table to go between my wooden arm chair and rocker (which may be getting made over shortly as well).

When I brought it in from the garage after it was all done, my face was glowing with pride and I wore a grin from ear to ear. I asked my hubby what he thought and his response was, "It doesn't hurt my feelings." Good enough for me! :) Then today I had a friend come by and she told me how much she loves it, too, so I now know that I'm not alone in my admiration for this little blue darling.


Ingard said...

Pretty addition

Maryhelen said...

love it! Can't wait to see the secret revealed later...(look at how good I'm being for not saying anything! lol)
Happy Monday! <3

Palmer family said...

ADORABLE....another beautiful creation....Good job!

Rachel Spillane said...

Hi, I am just passing through your lovely blog from pintrest. Your furniture work is INCREDIBLE! I am in college as an art major, and Ive been looking into maybe going into something in interior design like my mother (she stopped long before I was born =/) but I love looking for cheap thrift store furniture finds! My bedroom consists of all Goodwill store finds I redid myself (its great that my dad has a woodshop!) and I love the worn shabby look! Any tips you could give me?? let me know!