Work, Work, Work, CRASH!

Well that's kind of how I feel today - coughing kids up all night, sniffles, and paper piles. :-( Yesterday I worked, worked, worked, and today feels like a big crash.

BUT - I did have a great day yesterday working on some new pieces to share with you - one today, and a couple very soon. I'm SO excited! Now that I have an official "work" day I can count on, I SO look forward to that time and kind of go into hyper-drive. I think today my body's saying, "What in the world did you do to me yesterday?!" :-)

I finished up this cute little table yesterday.

Notice anything different??? Yup...I finally took the time to get on Picnik and do a little watermark and editing. It was a super quick I-don't-know-what-I'm doing edit, but here is the before.

Not too bad for a quick upgrade. It was just a phone picture to begin with taken in the waning light of day, but I'll take what I can get at this point. Tomorrow I get to have a sister day and I'm bringing my new camera to get some lessons from a pro like her! I CAN'T WAIT!!! Love you sis! :-)

Some more picts. of the table.

On the base is ASCP in Old White.
On the top I used French Linen, distressed, waxed,
and then "antiqued" or "aged" with Minwax Jacobean stain.
I brushed the stain on and let it sit for under a minute
and then wiped it off.
I did this 3 times, letting it dry completely in between,
then re-waxed for a final time.
The whole piece is finished in Annie Sloan clear wax.

It's such a cute little thing!
It got some new hardware on the front too.

This cutie is priced @

Dimensions are 45.75" long x 16" wide x 26" high

And here is the before!

It was a cute little table in great shape that
just needed a little makeover
to give it some character!

Just a heads up, I'm planning to begin the process of transferring
to Wordpress and get an official designer to give my blog
a makeover and make it user friendly.
I know I could figure it out eventually, but seriously...
I'd rather do a bagillion other things that I do better and faster.
I'm hoping to have this complete in the next month
(Psssst....it's my b-day this month!)
and have my blog look like I've been
hoping it would since I dove headfirst blind into blogland began blogging 6 months ago!
Be on the lookout! :-)

I already have someone lined up, but I'd love to
know who you use or who's designs you love
in the wonderful list of blog designers!

If I get enough input, I'll put together a shout out
for all of your faves!!!

Who do YOU love and why/what do you love
about them and their work?

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks awesome! it went from having no character to being rustic and charming!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

The after is awesome--looks nothing like the before!