Friday, November 16, 2012

Sofa table OR Slender Buffet?

This great table was a "find" at a yard sale.However,
it had seen better days. The finish was worn and there were several
prime resistant stains! I don't run up against that very often, so I was
up for the challenge. My pride just would't allow me to be bested by
some old water stains. 

As you can see, they were holding out, even with the primer and one coat of paint. Not to be out done, I grabbed my belt sander and put in the big guns- 80 grit paper! 

Turned out great! Just in time for Thanksgiving!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Nesting Butterflies

These little nesters are available at The Shops of Baileywick! 

The British are coming!

 This little cedar chest really needed a new coat of paint-
 a Red Coat! The British are coming! 

North and South

What to do with this sad little brown table? It had so much potential. So I started with a fresh coat of paint. That always helps. Then, as usual, I changed my mind about what I wanted to do- so I did a reverse stencil. I stripped some of the paint off to reveal the wood in the star portion and painted the other side black. I love the combination of wood and paint. Now this little beauty is headed in the right direction!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sometimes I see a piece and it just sort of jumps in my arms-"take me home, I could be so much more!" So I usually give in and get the piece. Whats funny is that they usually tell me what they want to be, and this chubby little try wanted to be a table.

I just happened to have a set of reclaimed table legs hanging around the studio that were in need of a mate. 

These guys were a perfect match. And thats no bull!

I have always loved old pub signs and the chubby tray and masculine legs seemed to cry out for a "manly" image. The bull was perfect.

The legs were perfect and even came with great gold details at the top-which added a little air of sophistication to the table.

How could you not love this guy? 

Monday, August 20, 2012

So this little table is the "Bee-tovan" table! Handpainted and ready for adoption!