Saturday, September 13, 2014

Before and After: The Claw Foot Dining Table!

Remember the adorable bedroom set I posted in August? Well, the same friend (Kathy) asked me to redo her dining room table, too! Here's what I started with:

Before and After: The Claw Foot Dining Table!
It was gorgeous to begin with -- just a little "well loved" on the top. I sanded the piece completely and then I went back over the top to sand it some more. I wanted to make sure the top was super smooth!

And then, I opened the paint can (Kathy bought the paint so it was a surprise for me)... I cannot even explain to you guys how excited I was to see this beautiful color -- it's called Quietude by Sherwin Williams. I loved the color so much, I used it on The Stenciled Bookshelf, too!

After 2 coats of paint, I lightly distressed the entire piece and then gave it 2 coats of Polycrylic.

After:

Before and After: The Claw Foot Dining Table!

Before and After: The Claw Foot Dining Table!

Before and After: The Claw Foot Dining Table!

Before and After: The Claw Foot Dining Table!

Before and After: The Claw Foot Dining Table!

Before and After: The Claw Foot Dining Table!

I'm in love... especially with the feetsies! :)

 What do you think?

 

Linking up to these awesome parties:

Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.T; Manic Monday at Serendipity and Spice; What's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny Sack; Weekend Warrior Mondays at Ask Anna; Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple; Tuesday--  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.; Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife; Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's Korner; Wednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and JellybeansUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence; Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style; Thursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity; Catch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse Inside; Hookin' Up With House of Hepworths; Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage; Everything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack; Friday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant Life; Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic; A Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea Parties; Tickled Pink at 504 MainFriday Frolic at Pocket Full of Pink; Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and JelloWeekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now; Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest; Functional Friday at The Not So Functional Housewife; Inspire Me Please at Liz Marie; Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter; Head to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop Crafting; Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special; Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My Hands; Sunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap Time; Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming; Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes;

Monday, September 8, 2014

Before and After: The Stenciled Bookshelf!

You guys know from my Paisley Stenciled Drum Table, DIY Upcycled Stenciled Table, and Paisley Painted Cedar Chest, I love Cutting Edge Stencils! They sent me the Charlotte Allover Stencil for one of my previous projects, and I still love to use it! I had a basic wood bookshelf in my craft and furniture booth and decided to take it out after adding shelves on one wall. Rather than just painting it and calling it a day, I decided to stencil the back, too!

Before and After: The Stenciled Bookshelf!
I sanded down the entire shelf and painted it a beautiful light, minty blue (Quietude by Sherwin Williams). Luckily the shelves were removable, so it was easier to stencil. I measured the shelf and found the center, and then lined the stencil up. It's important to work from the center out so your stencil doesn't look off. Sorry I don't have any photos of this process! The only hard part was folding the stencil in half to do the sides. Even so, the result was totally worth it!

Once the stenciling was dry, I went over all of it with my sander. I wanted the blue to come through a little bit and give it a distressed look.

Before and After: The Stenciled Bookshelf!

I also distressed the edges of the bookshelf:

Before and After: The Stenciled Bookshelf!

What do you think of the shelf now!?

Before and After: The Stenciled Bookshelf!

Before and After: The Stenciled Bookshelf!

Before and After: The Stenciled Bookshelf!

Before and After: The Stenciled Bookshelf!

Before and After: The Stenciled Bookshelf!

Mr. Elephant totally approves :)


Linking up to these awesome parties:

Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.T; Manic Monday at Serendipity and Spice; What's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny Sack; Weekend Warrior Mondays at Ask Anna; Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple; Tuesday--  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.; Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife; Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's Korner; Wednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and JellybeansUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence; Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style; Thursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity; Catch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse Inside; Hookin' Up With House of Hepworths; Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage; Everything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack; Friday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant Life; Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic; A Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea Parties; Tickled Pink at 504 MainFriday Frolic at Pocket Full of Pink; Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and JelloWeekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now; Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest; Functional Friday at The Not So Functional Housewife; Inspire Me Please at Liz Marie; Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter; Head to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop Crafting; Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special; Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My Hands; Sunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap Time; Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming; Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes;

 


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