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Friday, November 11, 2011

Emperor’s in the House

Hi All,
I normally do not post on weekends, but since I have been without my computer all week (and still do not have it), I thought I would break the rules and share some projects!
Our aunt gave us this table, hoping that we could bring it to life.
Hubby began removing the chipped top. 
You can spy the clamps that are reattaching some loose legs.
This can be the labor intensive part.  Better him than me.
Now this baby has tons of details.  I decided to go for it and ordered ASCP Emperor Silk.
It is a stark contrast to my usual grey, white and light blue.  But again, the piece begged for a bolder statement.
Yikes!  That is red.  The top is wet, just to give you the full impact of this color.
Just look at the first coat and all that detail.  Swoon.
Did I share how much I detest spindles?  This baby has 8 legs!  All of which were painted, waxed and then highlighted with dark wax.
So worth the effort!

The dark wax really tones down the red.
I am so happy I listened to Suzanne when she kept pushing me toward red.  This is such a statement piece.
I read somewhere that every home should have a red piece of furniture.  This would be a perfect addition to any home.
One last peek.
Hope to be back on track next week.  I will be kicking off the giveaway on Monday.  Be sure to stop by for your chance to win!
Make It For Monday @ Cottage Instincts
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
Making The World Cuter @ Making The World Cuter
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle 
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
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Shannon@shabbytochicqueencreek said...

I love what you did with it. Looks great!

Chelsea said...

Found you at Debbiedoo's Newbie Party, this is so beautiful! Now following! ;)

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

What a fantastic piece and the red was a perfect color choice! What gorgeous detail.

Susan said...

Oh wow, wow, wowsers. That is fabulous! Love it. Great job. Susan

Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

What a gorgeous and unique piece. It looks fabulous!

Tara Ellenberg said...

This table is FABULOUS! I'm in love....are you selling this piece?

My Rags to Riches said...

I love love love the color!!! I too found you at Debbiedoo's party and I am excited to follow you because, I too love to redo anything I can get my hands on!! I don't have quite as many on my blog yet but I am getting there!

Jen Lossing, Artistic Abode Designs said...

What a transformation. It looks amazing! Visiting from Debbiedoos and am now a follower!

michele said...

loving loving. it's fantastic!


Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Sizzle me Spindles, that's Flamin! Hot, hot, hot! I lovey-dovey it!

Just Jaime said...

Looks great! I love the details of the piece!

Mary @ Sea Quilts said...

I don't know what it is, but I have suddenly transformed my need for white into an intense need for color. Go figure?

Thanks for satisfying my need for color in a very delicious way.
Mary @ SeaQuilts

foreverdecorating said...

This is a very unique table that I have never seen before. Thanks to you and your Aunt, you really have brought this back to a new life.

Kahli said...

Look at that amazing color!! It's definitely bold and beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Great job, and thanks for showing the close ups. I've only done a few small pieces and I always wonder if it "looks right". Sweet piece!

Cassie Bustamante said...

that is awesome!!!! the red is perfect and totally brings out the design on the bottom!

6th Grade said...

love that red! great choice... a table like that needs to stand out!


Mary Mollica, Owner & Artist of The Decorative Paintbrush said...

Mary from The Decorative Paintbrush, coming over from Primitive & Proper. What an awesome piece of furniture! I love it! The red color choice0icing on the cake!

Anonymous said...

A very impressive table and the colour is bold and makes a real statement. Well done!

Kara @ June & Bear said...

The bold color really draws attention to those great legs. So pretty.

Kate in Austin said...

beautiful piece. i love red and have wanted to see someone use ASCP. Great!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Wow! That looks great! That is one fabulous table and you saved it like in My Fair Lady. (Okay, maybe not quite like that, but it was the only movie simile I could think of.) Really, I know I'm gushing, but this looks sooooo gorgeous!

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