ANYHOO...Week 5, "E" week in:
I have at least 2 projects for you, one will require some help on your part, so check back often!!
I have a booth at a local "thrift store/antique mall" place in town. I am a little addicted and told the owners that I think I spend more there than I make, but that's okay. On one of my weekly "check on my booth, run through and see if there is anything I NEED" trips, I came across this little beast:
This time I got a little screwdriver happy before I took pictures. Still not used to showing befores AND afters. I'll get there, someday.
Anyway, I roughed it up a little (remember me, ADHD on decorating, little patience for prep work) and spray painted this little baby a really good shade of blue. After the paint was dry I lightly sanded the high spots then used some brownish glaze, like in some other projects (here and here), to brush in the crevices and help pull out some of the detail. I also put about 3 coats of polyurethane on it.
The end table was ugly brown 1970's with wire in the doors, but it had some great details and the glaze helped pull it all out. After I finished the painting, I stapled fabric in where the wire used to be. The fabric was actually my inspiration for the color. I spray painted the door pulls black and put it all back together.
Here she is again, before:
and her cutie patootie after:
I kind of started a thing with Scarlett (you can read about her here ), so I can't leave this little lovely without a name.
Hmmmm (thinking music)
Okay, I got it. Hence forth and forever more she will be Bluebell. She's ready for her close-up Mr. Deville
Bluebell's inspiration: the blue birds
(I know bad picture...sorry, teacher here, not a photographer nor a teacher of photography)
Oh and I forgot to tell you. She cost me almost three times as much as Scarlett. (To refresh your memory, Scarlett was $2, I must have loved Bluebell more, she was $5! Don't tell Scarlett though, she'll get a complex!)
Linking up with Miss Mustard Seed and SNS with Donna: