When someone handed it over to me like this
I thought - ok...I'll just paint it pretty and call it good.
But then I noticed the top was peeling...well,
the whole thing was in bad shape!
Look what was underneath the top though.
I just had to incorporate a stained top somehow.
Sooo...I ended up with this.
this is not.how.I.had.envisioned.it.in.my.head. :-(
Thinking......thinking.......what to do now?
Somehow the Union Jack symbol came to mind.
Of course! That would look awesome!!!
I hope.... :-)
Minwax Jacobean - 2 coats
Tung Oil- 2 coats
ASCP Paris Gray (large stripes)
ASCP Old White (skinny stripes)
Rustoleum Gloss Navy Blue Spray Paint
Annie Sloan Clear Wax
Kilz Primer Spray Paint (not pictured)
I'm going to need to buy an ENTIRE
new roll of FROGTAPE! :-)
Boy, that was a lot of taping.
Two deep drawers in the middle.
One long skinny top with three divided drawers on the right.
New oil-rubbed bronze pulls with brass highlights
(in stock @ Lowe's)
A little distressing.....
And a little more distressing.... :-)
Original hinges were used.
The antique waterfall style somehow fits perfectly, and
I love that the blue part is high gloss and the gray and white
are a low sheen from the wax finish!
It could be used as a dresser, entry table, or
console table and has great storage.
It definitely makes a statement without being too bold.
I really contemplated adding the traditional red, but
just really fell in love with the cool tones
and nautical feel of the piece.
Dimensions are 54"long x 20"wide x 35.5"high
Contact me for arrangements.
I can't wait to see who it gets to go home with!
On another wonderful note, if you follow
via facebook, you knew that I recently won a giveaway
from Centsational Girl Kate for 5 yards of
Waverly Fabric! Hello!! Centsational Girl!!!
I learned about this on the way home from
our camping trip, made my selections, and
they arrived at my front door step to-day!
Here were my picks!
It was a tough choice, but I love how they all work together.
I have absolutely no specific plan for them, but
they may end up in a project or two. :-)
Just in case you are curious, these are from
Waverly's Modern Essentials Collection.
Left to Right:
Farmer's Market - Plum 675942
Glamour - Shale 652404
Network - Sunshine 675951
I hope your week has been off to a GREAT start.
Some fun-ness for myself is that
MY BIRTHDAY IS WEDNESDAY!
(That would be the 16th!) :-)
I'm SO excited!
I kind of wonder if anyone can guess my age.
That could be a little dangerous!
You'll have to come back to find out. ;-)
Keep posted for a little surprise
because I appreciate YOU and you
have been a big part of my past year.
So tune in for some birthday fun! ;-)