Sunday, March 27, 2011

Little table love

Hope everyone had a great weekend! We went to the Bayou Bend Arts and Crafts festival on Saturday and had such a great time looking at paintings, photos, mixed media art, pottery, and garden sculptures. I didn't buy any because they weren't in my price range, but I really loved the dark whimsical paintings. I don't remember the artist's name, but he had great paintings of evil bunnies wearing top hats or menacing frogs riding bicycles. Of course this inspired me to do a little painting of my own, but painting furniture just isn't quite the same as painting a picture is it? Some day I'll show everyone the little cartoon paintings that I've done, but until then let's talk furniture!

My little table is finally finished and it looks a bajillion times better. I talked about it earlier here. As you can see, before it was dark, dated, and uninspiring.

After sanding it quickly all over with 60-grit sandpaper, I painted 3 coats of Behr Interior Semi-gloss Creamy White paint. This is what it looked like for the last 2 weeks, half-painted and hoping to get my attention. I just was too busy to give it the love it deserved.

And finally tonight I spent some quality time with it and it's bright, happy, and ready to support some of my best thrift and estate finds. By the way, sorry for the ugly background! I had to take it in front of the garage door because I was running out of space. Pictures of a more complete look to come in a couple days.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I have a few projects hanging over my head right now and I'm hoping to get at least 3 done this week. Maybe I should give up desserts until they're all done, but then my husband would have to deal with a cranky angry Emily. Poor guy, I guess for him I won't do that to myself. But I'm only doing it for him!

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  1. Lovely drab to beautiful white transformation! Visiting from making the world cuter =)


  2. Oh, I'm swooning over here! That turned out beautifully, I love it!