Monday, May 18, 2009

a before and after (?)

this piece of furniture was given to me by my sis-in-law. she didn't have room for it and as you can see she started to strip it but didn't finish it. it has great lines and works great in my living room.
this last weekend (before we went up north to the big city for an army thing) i got the power sander out and the paint that i had on hand.
i chose to paint it this color. and i like it...i just don't looooove it. hence the question mark on the after part. i may wait and see how i like it as time goes on, but i have some ideas of what color i REALLY want.
oh and it ain't white.
update on garden: WE HAVE SPROUTS! WHOOT!
working on table cloth skirt tutorial as well...come back soon.

50 comments:

Andi said...

I'm getting ready to paint some of my furniture red red red!!!
Could that be the next incarnation of your SIL's sideboard?
Andi :-)

Shiree said...

oooh that looks wonderful, I am really getting into this white furniture craze, it looks so fresh and clean...

Familia Alba said...

I love the after!

MegJill said...

LOVE the color! What is it???

Lisa Brown - Vintage Sweet Peas said...

I like it!!!! always fun to see what you are up too.....:)

Evik said...

Wow, it looks great! This is a beautiful color:) I like it!!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I think it is a wonderful colour and you've dressed it up nicely.

danielle said...

no i love it! i am sure when your sis in law sees it she willbe begging for it back : )

lambie-pie said...

I like it how it is, and I love the chest underneath!

Cottage Lifestyle said...

I love it. What color did you use?

Renee

Stephanie said...

Well I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the color...a icy sort of robin's egg blue perhaps? Great piece.

Betsy said...

It looks great....what color are you thinking...robin's egg blue, red, black??? I'm curious!

stitchinpenny said...

The color looks great unless it doesn't coordinate well with the rest of the room, leave it and it will find its way into your heart.

rachel griffith said...

i like it that color.
but i also think it needs to pop a little more.
what color do you REALLY want???

rachel griffith said...

p.s. yayyy to sprouts!!!

and i can't wait for that skirt tutorial.

Sew Many Ways... said...

I LOVE it and all the things on top of it...so pretty!!!
~Karen~

Brianna said...

REALLY? I totally LOVE this color. And I'm talking L.O.V.E. Not just like a crush kind of love. This color reminds me of robin's eggs and beaches and summer. LOVE IT!

Elise said...

I think its fabulous, but if you're not happy with it, then change it!!
Elise

Tara said...

I like the blue, but it would look really good red! I mean really good! Congratulations on the sprouts--now just keep watering, it's that easy!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I think it looks better, but it could look really neat in a different color too. I am scared to paint my furniture in colors other than black or white...need to get over it! ;) I love the way you arranged everything!

Sherri said...

The table looks great...is it a robin's egg blue color...hard to tell from the photo. Wondering what other color you're thinking about!!!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

I love it just as is in this soft pale color.. Don't change a thing.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Melis said...

I think it looks great but I totally know the feeling at the beginning when you're not sure if you love it or not...I have a table very similar to that...maybe I should paint it :-)Thanks for the inspiration!

Heather said...

Looks GOOD to me!!

girlsmama said...

I need a table like that! It looks great! If you decide it just won't work at all, let me know! :)

Tote, Debby, Sammy and Caleb Jimenez said...

i LOVE that color!! it looks so clean and fresh! very nice table!!

Cami said...

I love the color and the cute little drawers!

Jen O said...

What's wrong with that color - I think it looks great! I also know that it's important to love the things that surround you. Maybe it will grow on you? You're a wizard with paint!

Mindy said...

This is what I think: The color is perfection, and instead of changing it, you should just give it to me. ;)

SLO Rober said...

I love the color, but I'm a robins egg blue, sea green kind of girl. P.s. I told you in the past I'm not a big red fan to decorate my house, but recently I've found myself gravitating toward it. It must be the red Moda polka dots!

V and Co. said...

paint color is: palladian blue

Cathy said...

I like it! I like the wreath too.

Becky said...

I love the outcome! It looks like this picture came from a magazine!

Ashlee said...

Wow!!!! That looks great!

colette said...

I think it looks beautiful!

Mela said...

I love the color! And it looks beautiful!

Christina said...

oh my! I totally love the color. Looks beautiful and love all of the fun things on top too.

Patsy said...

Love, Love, Love it! Did I tell you I Love it?? That is such s great little table. Super job!

amylouwho said...

It looks great! I have a table that needs some paint. It's actually ready, I just haven't taken the time to do it yet. You've motivated me.

amandajean said...

i LOVE the table!!! i think it's the perfect color. oh, and thanks to you, my kids and i had fun finding creepy faces in our honey buzzers at breakfast this morning. fun times!!!

Sandi Henderson said...

Oh I have to say I LOVE the color. 'specially with the red berries. LOVE it!!

Jeanette said...

I love the color as well!

Paladian blue...do you have any idea what brand?

Sherwin Williams...Valspar etc

where did you get it?

I want to paint a grandfather clock and would love that color.

Camille said...

Oh you are such a dork, it looks AWESOME! You have been busy!! We have company this weekend, but I'll call you next week for sure. talk to you soon!

R said...

It is so pretty all the little touches are beautiful where did you get the wreath and the stand for it?

Beth

JanMary said...

Can't quite tell if it is more white or more blue?

I have some new aqua/duck egg blue accessories for my kitchen (on my blog today) and wonder is it the same shade? If so I love it! If not, then I suggest you paint it so that it is!!!

V and Co. said...

it's an icy blue. and the color is paladian blue by benjamin moore

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Wow I think this looks fabulous! If you are not sure about the color you might try a glaze over this- it could give it just the look you might be wanting!

blessings
mary

Katherine said...

I have a table like this that needs a new lease on life. This is a great idea! What kind of paint do you use? BTW, Jodi from Simply This That & the Other sent me...tho I already knew about your blog. My web designer Emily did your button :D

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JJ said...

Love this before and after! I came from This That and the Other...

Lindsay said...

I'm pretty sure I'm LOVING it.

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