Hi friends! I’ve got a sweet makeover to share with you today.
My mom and I went to an estate sale this summer in an old house that was is in really bad disrepair, and looked like it hadn’t been updated since the day it was built. For real, y’all. You could have put up velvet ropes at the entrances to each room and called it a museum!
I’m not kidding.
It creeped my mom out, but I was fascinated and quickly scooped up two tables. This is one of those tables. I paid $30 for her and here is how she looked when I adopted her:
Looks like something that would have been perfect for serving drinks on in the front parlor, don’t you think?
And here is her big makeover:
I knew I would have a lot of bleed through, which is very common with mahogany, so I sealed it first with shellac using a foam brush. It goes on so easily and dries in minutes, so you can get right on with your painting.
I love the details in the legs. I just barely sanded them to highlight the curves. I wanted to keep this piece light and pretty.
This is another DIY chalk paint project. This close-up shows how smooth it is. I finished it off with Annie Sloan’s clear wax.
I used this method to transfer my letters for this beautiful french typography graphic from The Graphics Fairy. Then I painted my letters in with a script liner. I have yet to find a shortcut that I’m happy with, so hand-painting it is.
I painted this while watching the Redskins lose to the Vikings. It’s tough to be a fan sometimes.
After my graphic fiasco a couple of days ago with this dresser, I needed a do-over. I love the result.
The glass top is removable. I love this feature.
I wish I had a little sunroom or an office of my own. It would be perfect in either.
But, I’m afraid I don’t.
It might be ready for a trip to Paris, but it will be for sale at the Virginia Beach Christmas Market Thanksgiving weekend. If you’re close by that weekend, come visit and say hello!
Just a reminder that our Get Your DIY on Party starts Sunday at 7:00 EST and this week’s theme is Furniture Revivals. I think this might be my favorite theme yet. I love a good furniture makeover!
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