Saturday, February 18, 2012

Odds and Ends

Just a quick update post on a new finish and end table that will be listed for sale right away.
We found this nice sized End Table at a local Thrift Store and loved the details on it.  Here is the "before" photo that I actually remember to take.  Yeah me!
Confession time...I have a weird obsession with furniture legs.  I love all styles, but chunky, turned legs catch my attention all the time.  It's usually the first thing I notice about furniture.  Then there is the cool basket weave detail on the leg tops and drawer front.  Mmmmmhmmmm.

I am really enjoying AS's chalk paint in French Linen, but for some reason I feel the need to pair it with something else.  This time I used Duck Egg as my base coat and then dry brushed on the French Linen.  I finished it off with light and dark wax used pretty heavy handed and also distressed it quite a bit.    Here are photos of the finished product.

This table top measures 26x27 and is a great height.  That's the way I like my lamp tables, and my rule for buying furniture is that I have to really like it, because if it never sells it will be finding a place in my home somewhere!  Unfortunately that can lead to some serious seperation anxiety from time to time.
I used the same fabric I had purchased for the chess table in this piece.  I was able to reuse the original pull.  The color worked great and I like the simple style.
Isn't that basket weave nice?

I'm off to work on another neat-o coffee table I stumbled upon a couple of weeks ago.  I'm bingeing right now on coffee tables and End tables?  6 months ago it was buffets, go figure.

Hope you all have a delightful, safe, and blessed weekend!


  1. that is so sweet- i love the little silver ring pull with that color!

  2. I love those chunky legs too! And the basket weave is cool too. Very pretty piece!

  3. I love the way it turned out, Deb! I'm with you ~ give me a nice chunky or turned leg over a plain old straight one anyday.

  4. Love the detail...great color too!! Wish I could find a nice side table to do!! Not having much luck in finding any lately!!

  5. Love the detail...great color too!! Wish I could find a nice side table to do!! Not having much luck in finding any lately!!

  6. Deb, this came out so pretty! The basket weave it so pretty under the ASCP! Great redo! ~Lori

  7. This is fabulous! I love the fabric inside the drawer too! Great job! I'm now following on Linky Follower too.

  8. Tommy Bahama gets a face lift!!! Fun paper in the drawer too!!! I was able to click on the pics and see them larger in Picasa. Yeah!

  9. I love the treatment and the colors you chose. Beautiful!


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