Monday, August 15, 2011

Rusty Rave Monday - Summer Stand Out's!

I have been otherwise occupied with travel and projects and haven't posted in a while, so here's a little bit of what I've been up to...

I refinished a table that I have been storing in my garage!

I was inspired by this Pottery Barn beauty which is priced at $700.

I found this table about a year ago and picked it up for $25!

It wasn't in too bad of shape, but was in need of some sanding and TLC.

I didn't want to totally mimic the Pottery Barn style, so I sanded down to the wood as much as possible to smooth out the scuffs and scratches.

I decided that I was just a bit crazy, beginning a project like this during July in Arizona! I was up early in the morning to try and beat the heat, but we were still at three-digit temperatures.

So I took it inside to paint!

After I let it cure for a day or two, I had to take it outside again to sand some more.

But I love the way it turned out!

We got out the glaze and did some finishing touches!

I have also taken to using wallpaper remnants to "paper my drawers". It's a fun finishing touch!

From this... this! Then more glazing...


While I had the glaze out...

This used to be black, much better now!

I got these candlesticks at a garage sale for $1. They used to be gold--so lovely in white with a little glaze for good measure!

Fun, fun, fun!


sissie said...

Great job on your PB lookalike! They got nothing on you.

Also love the little side table and the candlesticks and the architectural pieces. I love working with glaze. It makes everything look so much better.


Something Special said...

Oh Maggie, I sure love what you do to furniture. wow, you are amazing and you inspire me!