Sunday, June 6, 2010

Painters block solved!

I found this table at a yard sale and loved the lines and the storage it offered but was not crazy about the southwestern feel it had with the rough pine. I knew I could make a beauty out of it though. I summoned the help of my bloggin' friends as I was having myself a good ole' case of painters block!
 My first thought was black...which was echoed by Crystal over at  Crystal's Cottage. I then went to distressed white....which was echoed by April at The Painted Cupboard. But then it hit me...the color I keep seeing out there was calling to me. Bahama Sea Blue. Now you must know that blue has always been a color I could live without. None in my house or my wardrobe. But something has shifted! I want it in my house!!!

Let me just show you what we started with ~ then the transformation



I got the cute littel mini cup pulls at Hob Lob and painted them ORB
Let's see how we got there!


Much better. Looks black but is ORB


STOP THE BUS! NO PAINTIN' TODAY SAYS MOTHER NATURE!

Take 2


Now for the goodness! I just can't stand it! Needed a little somethin-somethin.....
maybe some sanding and then.......







WHAT NOW!!!!!!!
A Blue that even a blue hater can love!!!

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25 comments:

Pam said...

YEAH! Much, much better. In fact, it's fabulous! Great job.....I'm so happy you took off those tacks tack. That alone really changes the look.

Anita said...

So glad you went with the blue! It looks so so good. Was that just black paint not thinned? Fabulous!

April Francom said...

That looks FANTASTIC!!! I love the blue. GREAT JOB!

mle said...

You really did a number on that table - Fabulous!! Love the color! I've never had blue anywhere either but my last 3 projects ended up blue. go figure : )

Kerstin said...

Oh! It turned out Fab!!! Good choice! I'm loving the blue I see everywhere, but don't know how to fit it in my house. This might be the way to go. The darker is great!

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

Yay! I love it...I couldn't wait to see it finished, and voila! you came through! I like that..."What Now!!" you are so funny! You did a wonderful job on this table! BRAVO!!!!

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

Oh! and the blue...with the plain ol black paint over...GENIUS! :)

Amanda said...

cute piece.

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Wow, that turned out beautiful! I love it.

Crystal said...

Great choice!! It turned out soooo well! I love it!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Hmmm. I don't have any blue either! I really like the tone. It's so amazing how the antiquing makes the wood look like it was distressed.

Great job!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Gorgeous transformation! I love the color and the finishing technique. The new hardware is fabulous! Fantastic job! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you are having a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Denissa said...

I love it! You did a great job :)

Mama Thompson said...

I love it too! I need that for my living room...it really is perfect and the blue is so great!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Great job! I love the color you ended up with. Beautiful!

XOXO
Jen

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

You did a fantastic job on the table... I love the color you chose and the glaze over it!

Alberta said...

Like you, I'm not a huge fan of blue but this transformation is starting to get me thinking! Thanks for the post and inspiration!

The Working Home Keeper said...

Love it!

Mary Ellen

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

oh my gosh i love it :) SUCH an awesome transformation!

La Maison Reid said...

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Van said...

You did an amazing job, it looks so good with a fresh paint job!

Ela@lifeinmypjs.com said...

Love the color. You did a great job!!

Thanks so much for linking up to Pajama Party at Life In My Pjs!!

~Ela

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Just a note - I featured your great table today in my post. I've just got to get started on some of my own projects!

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

love the color.. turned out great

Mindy said...

I love this blue color. i used to be a 'blue hater' and now its a go to color for me!! thankyou for the nice comment on my blog :) :) I wanted to tell that as for getting into a consignment shop i live in a small town so i just picked my very favorite antique store, and got on a list to be a vendor, 15% is pretty standard for commision.. i waited on a list for 8 months, which gave me alot of time to stock pile furniture and decor so when they called i was really ready! good luck and thanks for stopping by
Mindy~