Friday, July 30, 2010

Show and Share Day

Aside from settling in, vacationing, having fun at our pool, I have been

I have been inspired by various blogs to find things at Goodwill, garage sales, and things even in my own home to refurbish, repaint, or rework, whatever the case may be. I have taken small stock in spray paint as of late and every time I turn around I am outside spraying the stinky stuff over anything I get my hands on.

This particular piece of furniture was handpainted by me. I didn't use a lick of spray on it, but I'm sure I have projects to post about that have everything to do with Rustoleum, Krylon, or a K-Mart special.

My hubby and I purchased this drop leaf table years ago because I liked the antique look of it. Every time my friend, Barb, would see it, she would say, "You should refinish that table. It would be so pretty." I would defend it to the enth degree because I just liked having an antique piece of furniture.

Fast forward a few years, and I finally got the nerve.

I have been seeing robin's egg blue pieces everywhere, and accents of the same color in stores, on design blogs, etc. I LOVE THE COLOR! My dear husband thinks I'm crazy. He just lets me have fun with it. :)

So here is what I came up with. My blog friend, Jennifer, at "The Magic Brush" has helped me with different painting techniques. She is a professional faux finisher. Check out her blog here.

What do you think?

This table was actually inspired by a desk I painted for my girls. I'll post that one later today or in the next few days.

I'm linking up at "Just a Girl."


He & Me + 3 said...


It looks so great. I love it. You have inspired me.

McCrakensx4 said...

That looks great! Love the color and the disressed look of it. nice accent to your room for sure.

Denise said...

It looks great, I love the blue color :-) I just re-did my table this week too, did it in a cream color, hoping to move it back downstairs over the weekend and put the new table in the game room!

Diana said...

I love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Very crafty! I can't paint - at all. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

chili pepper said...

I love it! We have such similar tastes. I would have bought it, too. My hubby would have thought I was nuts, too. He would have indulged me, too. And he would have loved the final result. Doesn't get much better than that!

Denise said...

I love it! I, too, have been into robin's egg blue. It's such a great color, especially when used a piece with great bones like your table.

Rachel said...

That looks awesome!! Great job!!