I'd like to straight up thank Stacy from Not Just a Housewife for the inspiration for this idea. We found our coffee table at Goodwill, and I had been trolling the craft-o-sphere for ages for something to do with it. When I came across her blog, it cracked me up how her table looked like a less-wide version of my table! They are certainly from the exact same era.
So here it is:
|Some cats come when called, Scrabble knows the sound of the camera turning on|
But that's the upside, right? They are well-made, which is why we bought it (that and the ten dollar price tag). I was very close to just spray painting it black and calling it a day when I found Stacy's tute, and while her color/style scheme wouldn't work for my interior, I could see what the process would look like at the end, with a piece of furniture like mine. Godsend!
I used Olympic Brass Mesh for the main coat, and PP Fudge Truffle for the glaze (mmmm....Fudge Truffle Glaze...drool).
First I took the doors off, and spray painted the table several coats of grey. I've found that with more assertive colors, grey primer definitely produces better & richer results. On its own, though, it's pretty damned ugly:
|Hideous, but still a minor improvement|
So here's after a couple of. coats of Brasss Mesh:
OK, full confession. At this point, I'm scared. Like, legitimately thinking I've made a big decorating blunder, I'm having the worst time ever trying to paint those weird post things, and frankly the color looks wrong wrong wrong. I'm thinking I'm going to have a fried egg in front of the futon. But I said a few prayers to the decorator's god (Interiorius?) and pushed forward.
And was happily rewarded! The color dried into a mellow, golden corn shade. I hadn't even meant for it to look like another kind of wood, but it actually almost did. Happy dance!
|I have to admit, this was the fun part...|
|I was especially happy with how the door turned out. The handles were painted gold using some craft paint|
|My favorite corner!|
|My yarn basket looks so pretty in there|
|The whole shebang!|
I've got some fun things coming up for you here in the future. We just started our plants indoor, which will eventually be planted in our first community garden experience. I also have some of my first knitting stuff to show you which will coincide with another giveaway, and I'll be starting to put together my ren faire dress. The biggest news is that I'm settling on my items for opening an etsy shop, and hope to open that soon. And we're almost to 50 followers, a fact that overjoys me! Take care guys, and if you've made it this far down, please leave a comment. I lovelove getting your comments, they make my day.
|Will pimp Scrabble for comments|