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Sunday, 7 August 2011

Hey Guess What?

In my last post I challenged myself to
complete FIVE, (yup, count 'em 5) projects
this weekend....and I exceeded my own
challenge!  Yeah!

I will post the rest of the "before" and "after"s this week.

What a great weekend it's been - finally it feels
like summer is here on the West Coast of BC!

Project #1 - Drum Table

This little drum table was purchased for $3 by Mr. Biff
at a garage sale recently.  He wasn't wild about it
but, always my hero, he bartered and got it for me!

A little sanding, a little paint (I mixed my own
 "pink") and a LOT of layers....

After I painted 3 coats of the palest pink I could
mix....I sanded the edges with my rotary sander.

I wanted this to look chippy and worn.  I used a
piece of synthetic  lace as a stencil on the top and
 sprayed it first with white - which
hardly showed....

So one more time with silver....then I sanded it all again
and took the lace down to "barely there".  I also
used a piece of lace taped on with painter's tape
down the front of the door panel.

When everything was dry I rubbed it all with the
 only stain I had on hand....dark walnut.  Working
VERY quickly I wiped it on and
wiped it right back off - highlighting all
the fabulous grooves on
this little table.
I am thrilled with how it turned out - down to the little
 acrylic knob - it's hard to tell in the photos
but the knob is the same pinky colour
 as the table...

This little table will join some of my other projects
at a special "Elegant Garage Sale" in September....
In the meantime here's a sneak peak at the little stool that is
project #2...
I was thinking of a Crown maybe in white on
the top surface?......don't you LUV
the colour - "oops" paint once again
to the rescue!  Gotta luv it!

I love having little things that have stayed with me over
the years. This little brass mouse has been with me
 for at least 20 years - he
always sits in a place of prominence - for now
he is sitting reading his little book on the stone
 fireplace on the deck....

With not a care in the world.....

Hope you have a fabulous week!



⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Hi sure are the ambitous one. I am struggling this week to get one task done, let alone 5! very cute. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

What a great, great transformation! Well done!

SavannahGranny said...

Great job on finishing all your projects. I wish I could do the same. Table looks great and what a swell price.

Erin of said...

Great new site Peggy, and your table turned out great! I am a new follower and would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

I look forward to blogging with you!

Jacqueline said...

What a pretty makeover! Thank you for joining in at my link party!

Tanya Anurag said...

Great finds and very well transformed.

Thanks for linking up at Tea-Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Your post added to the celebration. Party for this week is going on now. Hope to see you there.