Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lovely Round End Table

Lately, I have been working on a lot of large projects. One example is the bed in the last post (stay tuned for updated photos). I can't wait to share my current large project, hopefully next week!

When I am working on so many large projects (that take forever, but are very gratifying in the end), I like to do a quick project, just so I can feel like I finished something. This adorable end table is one of those quick projects.

She had beautiful shape, but she hadn't had the best care. Someone had slopped on some clear coat at some point, that was uneven, and crackly, and also some gold paint along the edge of the table top. When sanding off the bad finish, I found that the original finish was chippy, which is probably why someone slapped that clear coat on in the first place, to try and stop the original from chipping more.  Anyway, there was no making this piece perfect, so I decided she needed to be shabby. I am pleased with the result.

Here are the before photos:



And, here she is now... Isn't she gorgeous?!



This project was done 100% with Shabby Paints products. The body was painted with a custom shade of grey, using three Shabby colors, and the top was painted Buffalo Brown, and glazed with three different top coats to create a faux wood finish.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

A New, Luxurious Bed

I posted this bed on social media this morning, and it blew up! It has gotten way more attention than anything else I've done, so I am excited to share it here.

This bed is going in MY room and I'm SO excited! I am getting ready to repaint, and redecorate the whole room, so you will get to see the bed again (setup) when the room is complete. For now, just use your imagination!

I picked this bed up from a yard sale over a year ago, with this vision in mind. When I finally started it, I learned quickly that it was going to be a very big job. In the end, it was totally worth it!

I used all Shabby paints products for the wood, and I upholstered every part that used to be whicker with a linen fabric. You can't really see it in pictures, but the fabric has a shimmer, and it adds to the luxurious feeling of the bed. I can't wait to put it in my room!

***NOTE: The footboard still needs buttons and trim! I was just too excited to share, and wanted to take the pictures while I had decent light.***

Before...


After...









As always, please feel free to share and pin away!