Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Two Rustic Projects

Wow – did we go from winter to summer?  My car read 86 degrees!  It’s March people! 

Ya know this heat does not bode well for some painting projects.  Stuff doesn’t dry as well and certainly won’t cure as quickly as I would like.  But, I continue to paint away.

I have moved a few of these vintage dressing tables.  And I completed another with a rustic vibe.

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This is pretty much how I found her.  I sanded and stained the top.

Didn’t like how knotty it was, so I gave her some paint.

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Using ASCP in Aubusson Blue and French Linen, I streaked the top.  After sanding it to blend the colors, I coated it with a stain.

All done.

I love the shape of these tables and think they can be used as a dressing table, a sewing table (obviously not for me, since I do not sew) or an end table.

This has a great weathered look and a rustic feel.

Project #2

Another project that I just moved into the store is a pair of chairs.

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They are as ugly as my garage!

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They are beat up and lovely.  They have a dark stain in spots for a distressed look.

I love them together and envision someone using them as a bench in a mudroom or on a patio even.

Apparently, I was in a rustic mood when I completed both of these.  I am switching it up and have some gray and white pieces in the works.

Be back with more tomorrow!

XO-

ShannonSig0

8 comments:

DecorandtheDog said...

I love those chairs. They're so unique!

Nicole @My Thrafty Life said...

Those chairs are too cute!

Emma Ann Weatherly said...

I have that exact same dressing table in the attic & have been thinking of painting it! It came down through the family complete with a mirrored top and a skirt which could be parted by opening -- if I'm not mistaken -- those two bars just under the table top like yours. I want to ditch the mirror & skirt (stash in the attic - not toss out!) and paint mine ... You are an inspiration! Thanks!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

It always amazes me what a difference paint can make. Both projects came out looking great.

Cynthia said...

You are talented. Great job!

Stacey said...

Nice job - pretty! I would love for you to stop by my Creative Inspirations party to link it up! I would love to have you there!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

Jessi said...

I absolutely adore the table. I love how you barely added any color, yet it makes all the difference!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Rustic and really pretty now!

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