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Granny’s Fold Down Table

I’ve been wanting to redo a table I inherited from my Great Grandmother (“Granny”) for several years now, and have finally taken the time to do it. Here’s what it looked like before (this is the side that was least used).

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And a few more of the before (the well worn side) …

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The top was also extremely worn, but I knew the chalk paint would cover everything, so I didn’t even sand it.

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I started with two coats of Annie Sloan’s Versaile chalk paint.

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I couldn’t wait to take pictures so you’ll notice the top isn’t quite dry yet.

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and then dry-brushed with Olive. The nicks and dings just gave the table even more character than before.

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and those legs … drab to dazzling.

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Last was to wax with clear and come behind with touches of dark. Well, what cha think?

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Then I set the table. I took plates and the salt/pepper shakers we used when I was growing up. Brought back such wonderful memories. Sweet right?

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And the finished table. I think my Granny would have been proud.

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Thanks so much for dropping by.  Until next time, I am

Ms. B.

 

 

By |March 6th, 2015|Furniture|0 Comments

Updated Harp Chair

If you didn’t read about my harp chair project, click here to get caught up.

After a few weeks, I decided that the chair really needed a new seat.  I liked the gray, but boy was it hard on the hinny.  So I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased new batting, foam padding, and material (used a 40% off phone coupon).

I didn’t take any pictures of the upholstery job … mainly because I was doing it at night and the lighting was poor.  But the couple I did take are below.

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Updated Harp Chair

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Until next time, I am

Ms. B

 

By |February 25th, 2015|Furniture|0 Comments

Harp Chair

I’ve had this sweet little Harp chair for 58 years.  I love it, but it needed a serious update.

I only have one picture of some of the original chair.  I got so excited I forgot to take a few before shots.  Its a learning curve folks, what can I say?

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I used on this project, Annie Sloan’s Antebes Green

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Then a little distressing and dark wax

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I even used Annie Sloan to paint the chair seat

Here’s the before

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and the after

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and the finished project

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Thanks so much for dropping by.  Until next time, I am

Ms. B.

 

 

By |February 20th, 2015|Furniture|1 Comment

The Sofa Table

Thought I’d share a sofa table I updated a little earlier in the year.

Unfortunately I don’t have a before picture, because I was just too excited to get started painting.  I used Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg Blue, Old White, Old Ochre, and Dark Wax on this piece.  I’ll say little and let the pictures speak for themselves.

First coats of Duck Egg Blue & Old White on the embellishments and feet (toe nails).

 

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Stripped Top.  I had wanted to stain it, but found the trim to be plastic of all things.

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Painted top first with Old White

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And then back over with Old Ochre and eventually with Dark Wax.

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Painted feet

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Distressed and Dark Waxed Embellishment

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Finished table

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Thanks so much for dropping by.  Until next time, I am

Ms. B.

 

 

 

 

By |February 13th, 2015|Furniture|0 Comments

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