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!



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



From this...

...to this! Then more glazing...

Yay!

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!



2 comments:

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.

hugs
Sissie

Something Special said...

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