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Rectangular Table Redo



This table never even made it for sale. I sold it to the same person who bought my turquoise octagonal table. She actually wanted to buy it before I even had it completely finished. We had been texting about the turquoise table and she asked if I had anything else for sale. I showed her this picture of the turquoised chairs and she loved them.

I didn’t have a before picture of the table because when I bought it, the legs were already off. But it looked similar to this one, but mine had white legs.

And here are 2 of the chairs before. Simply lovely, right?

Of course, the buyer and I were texting about all of this on a Sunday night and she wanted to pick the whole set up on Tuesday morning! Yikes. I had a lot of work to do on Monday!! Monday morning, I texted her a bunch of pictures of fabric for the seat cushions. We finally decided on this beautiful fabric.

If it looked amazing on the bolt, it looked just incredible when I put it on the cushions and the cushions on the chairs!

My original plan a couple of weeks before was to use my Cutting Edge Paisley All Over stencil to create a table like this one from the Domestic Imperfection blog.

Apparently my staining skills suck leave a lot to be desired! After 2 coats of stain, my table looked nothing like hers. Ugh!

Time for plan B. I painted over my stenciled and stained mess with some Annie Sloan Graphite paint. I love that you can paint over anything with that paint! This picture was taken at night, but you can get a sense of what it looked like with the graphite.

I was going to list it with the top just in plain graphite and the legs and base in Annie Sloan Provence. When I mentioned to the buyer about the possibility of stenciling the top, she was all for it. So I used the Provence paint to do the stencil. It turned out beautifully. I wish I could have gotten a better picture of the whole thing, but trust me, it was so much more amazing in person!


And for those who like a good before & after picture here’s one of the chairs.


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Octagonal Table



I believe this was my second purchase. I had seen these types of tables redone on various blogs and they always look beautiful when redone. So when I saw this one at one of my fav thrift stores for a steal of a price, I snatched it up. Even though no one else was even looking at it or even in the furniture section at that time, I was kind of hovering over it while looking for a worker to help me take it up front like someone was going to steal it out from under me! Paranoid much?

So here she is in all her pre-finished glory.

She was screaming for some turquoise, but I wanted a deeper color than on my daughter’s dresser. I found that in the Rustoleum color of. So I sprayed the heck out of her. Here she is after just the spray paint.


Soooo much better already, but still…..

She needed something to jazz her up a bit. She needed a glazing to bring our the beautiful details on the door! And oh did those details just shine. Take a lookie at her afterward! Please excuse the crooked picture.


Now let’s talk about the top of this darned thing! If you notice in the above picture, the top is not completely turquoise. I’m not sure what was going on, but I think the top was either a laminate or veneer. Either way when I tried to spay paint it, it kept coming out splotchy. I even re-primed this top section and re-sprayed it. Still blotchy. See


This was starting to take too much time. Then I looked over my shoulder and noticed my new Cutting Edge Paisley All Over stencil that I had purchased for a different project. I thought what the heck, the spray painting isn’t working, I may as well try this stencil. Loved it! Do you love it?


So here is a side by side before and after. I listed her on Craigslist and she sold very quickly, I hope she’s enjoying her new home.


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Gray Nightstand



This was my first piece of furniture that I purchased with the sole intent to make it over. And of course, since it was my first, I was so excited to get to work on it that I forgot to take a before picture. Just imagine that yucky 70s or 80s dark oak-ish colored wood on this beauty:


It might be hard to imagine it being so ugly since it’s so pretty now. I don’t really have any particular method for picking what colors I’m going to use on any given piece. It just depends on each piece and how it “speaks” to me. This one said, “Gray.” Or is it grey? The hubster and I were debating that the other day. I like gray, he likes grey. Supposedly -ay is mainly used in America and -ey in England. Who knew?

So after this nightstand said it wanted to be gray, it also said it wanted to be pretty, so I decided to accent it with some of the leftover turquoise I used on my daughter’s dresser. I think it turned out beautifully! I hope you like it too.