Sunday, May 22, 2011

Finished Projects!

Hi Bloggerettes!  I've finally finished the table and I'm happy with it for now.  Who knows if I'll still like it next week!  I first painted it
with Benjamin Moore's Chantilly Lace in a satin finish.   It took three coats.  Next I waxed it with just plain old Minwax finishing paste, then used an antiquing glaze that I mixed with some french gray paint.  Following that, I dry brushed it all over with some more of the chantilly.

This is the result...
One of these days I'm going to jump on the chalk paint bandwagon!
 The small shutters are the fronts off of medicine cabinets found at Habitat Restore....
 I'm still playing around with the vingettes.  I'm not sure what I want.
This table is behind the livingroom sofa.  It was a bright manufactured white.  So, I gave it a similar treatment...

I found this strange plate rack with a plate holder in the center.  Not sure what to do with it.  It's going to the booth, so someone else can figure it out!

Gizzie and the gang had a lazy Sunday, how bout you?
Okay, you know the drill.  Get out there and create, paint, repurpose, build, find, sew, write, cook and craft yourself something beautiful.
When you are done, be sure and share it with all of us.

~~big hugs~~

I'm linking with Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a fantastic table, Sissie! I love the shape to it! It looks great. What an unusual plate rack - I love it! I'm going to be trying that chalk paint soon myself. Still waiting on it to arrive and I'm very eager to try it out on my thrift store headboard.

KATHY said...

Hi Sissie, I love the tables! The color is fabulous,and i love the vignette with the pretty flowers.It looks sooo pretty.


Okio B Designs said...

Love those shutters! I like your vignette right now - wouldn't change a thing! Wish I had a Restore near me. I think there is one near my sister so next time I pop over to my mom's, I'll have to stop in!


Diann said...

Your projects turned out lovely Sissie!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Love, love, love the soft white finish with just a hint of gray! The little carved out top in the shutters makes them extra special. I want them!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your tables turned out great Sissie! That is a different plate rack I wonder what it's for too. With the exception of dinner, my Sunday was much like Gizzie's:@)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

The paint treatments look great, Sissie. I love the style of that first table. I have trouble with vignettes, too. I place things and then start over and over and over. Thanks for joining my party this week.

Terry said...

Your tables are really nice especially the first one. Love your finish.

June said...

Sissie you get more done in an hour than I get done in a week I swear. Your tables turned out beautifully. Thank you so much for telling us how you did this. I have two pieces that I have got to get painted. would you like to make a trip to Idaho?????
sending hugs...

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That table came out fantastic Sissie! No need for changing your mind on that one. I also think the shutters are great. So many things you could do with those...You could stick a potted ivy plant in the center of the plate rack thing...

Sherry said...

Love the tables. I am inspired but must find some time to get at the pieces of furniture waiting for some attention right here in our livingroom.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hey Girl, this turned out beautifully! That big table is amazing, great job!! I always love seeing your sweet kitties!! xoxo Debra

Pamela said...

I love this colour Sissie...i painted my island the same colour but i have yet to wax it!
You do stunning vignettes!

Pamela xo

Annie Louise said...

Love what you did with the tables!!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh you found such great things this week and have them all dressed up so pretty in their new paint!! The table the shutters are on is really a wonderful style!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Sissie, I am in awe, you clever girl!!! It's all fabulous!!! Purely breathtaking!

NanaDiana said...

Sissie- Your table is wonderful..and so is the 2nd table you painted! That is an unusual plate rack. I wonder what it was used for~ Your vignettes are lovely! Hugs- Diana

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Such a gorgeous tecnique! (thanks for sharing it as well!!) We'll get busy...we promise :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissie, I think it is perfect! I just can't get on the chalk band wagon when I am doing stuff for resale. It's hard to justify the cost. I could justify it is it was for something in my home. I like the medicine cabinet shutters



You are a fresh breath of inspiring air!
Your blog is as beautiful as ever...and your motivational sentiments are echoing in my ears! Thanks for visiting me....have a great night!

Ciao Bella!


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This piece is really beautiful! What are those three (serving) spoons? Silver plated? Are they for sale? Seen any good hotel water pitchers lately?

Victorian1885 said...

Lovely job..they look fantastic! Your new header is gorgeous too... have a great week!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love that look you get in your painting projects. That is a interesting plate rack?? Gizzy girl is gorgeous as always and Charlie send kitty kisses!
hugs, Linda

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love your table with the beautiful vignette of the flowers, box, and shutters. It turly does look like a photo right out of a magazine! Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!

Dorthe said...

Hi dear,-
the tables looks fantastic- I love your finish on them - and you got a whole new table behind your sofa.
Also love the shutters- there are so many things I would love to take a closer look at, in your booth, Sissie.
You are such a talent on altering , dear

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Sissie,

Thanks for visiting me today:-).

I love the lines of that table and you did a wonderful job. I know that chalk paint seems to be all the rage these days with bloggers, but I still love good ol' Ben Moore and also milk paint.


Linda said...

Sissie, I love both the tables. You are such a good painter and perfectionist.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Ooooooo, Sissie, I just got a chance to check out your post! You did a fantastic job on that table! The vignette is beautiful!

Passionate for White said...

As always a fantastic job at refinishing!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Gorgeous!!! WOW You are so talented!

Cindy said...

What a nice color you ended up with. Very pretty... and the soft gray really complements and balances the sofa color. The medicine cabinet doors are so clever, love them grouped in threes like that.


once in a blue moon said...

its all great looking, but your kitty stole the show~

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Both tables look great! Love the shape of the first one especially.

Alaina said...

Your table looks wonderful in white. Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Sissie~ I am so unsure how to paint anything other than high gloss -white.
I don't know how to do this painting, waxing... etc technique.
I read these posts like a student! Thank you for sharing! You do an amazing job! GORGEOUS!
Have a pretty day!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Sissie, these are gorgeous!!!


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Yummy, as always, Sissy....


PS.... and, if I'd get off the computer and get back to the darn sewing room I'd have something to share. :-)

Sassy Marsha said...

WOW, just beautiful! I am going to have to go check out that habitat restore! I first heard about it on Kathy's blog. They have one here in Sacramento!


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