Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wedding Work...

My last post was 2 weeks ago - I'm sorry!

But I have good reason.

My brother is getting married next week. Can't believe it's here!!
For the wedding, I am working on the table centerpieces.  The bride wanted rustic to go with the beautiful place where they will have the reception.  My husband made the boxes for me and helped with the finishing. They are going to be filled with these gorgeous preserved hydrangeas in a burgandy/green fall color. Here is a sneak peek of the elements we will include in the decor.

This is my last weekend to finish up. I am also working on a wish tree and some painted signs for the wedding.  Weddings are so exciting to work on.  I will share the photos after the wedding.  Pray for beautiful weather!!

Friday, October 08, 2010

Trash to Treasure - kitchen table

You know I love these projects! Here is a recent curbside find. Perfect wood table with gorgeous pedestal. Exactly what I was looking for. We're planning a built-in bench seat nook for the kitchen and this is what I needed for the space. The finish however, wasn't right.

Here's what we did. Sanded the surface of the table just enough to knock down the glossy finish. One coat of Kilz primer was applied. The table top was given 2 coats of Linen White and the base was done in Benjamin Moore Big Bend Beige (a grayish beige).

Then I hit the edges with my palm sander. Love this part!!

Finally, I brushed on a mixture of Dark Walnut stain and glaze and wiped it off with my rag.

Gives it that nice antique look and even picks up on the nicks and scratches that were in the table. You really can't mess up a finish like this. It's the perfect finish for kids too.

Hope I've inspired you to think again when you see a great piece waiting to be picked up. If I can do it - you can do it!  Just make sure you share your finished pieces with me too. I love to see what you've done.

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The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday

Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Feature Friday

My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday

Remodelaholic for Remodelaholic Fridays

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

The DIY Showoff Project Parade

Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special

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