ah, motivation!

I've been excited to paint this table for about a year, but I just never took the time to work on THIS project. Anyway, I got motivated and spent way too much time fretting over paint colors. I literally had swatches from every local store and just about every different brand. I finally settled on a color and just bought cheapo Walmart paint.

I got her all primed and painted and I hated it. The paint was dry, but I could peel it off - and the color I'd fretted over just wasn't right. Anyway, I sanded it all off and started over. That didn't really take a long time. It took almost as long to dust my house afterward. LOL

I skipped the primer the second time and I didn't spend a lot on the paint, but I didn't want to buy another quart when I had SO MUCH leftover from the first round. I figured I'd play around with adding acrylic paint to get the shade I wanted and figured that if I totally screwed up the paint I could just buy more. It actually worked perfectly! I poured some paint in a plastic cup and then added acrylic paints until I got the shade I wanted.

Once the paint was dry, I sanded her up and distressed her. Oh, I also replaced the knob and I go back and forth on it- love it/hate it. Give me ten minutes and I'll change my mind twice. For now it's staying 'cause I love it half the time. LOL

Now I can't decide how to decorate the top. I've searched tablescape ideas and nothing has sparked for me yet. Any suggestions?

The color changes a little as the lighting changes and it looks so great in every light. I'm glad that I finally felt motivated to tackle this little project. Now I'm kinda in the mood to paint other little pieces of furniture.

7 comments:

meg said...

OH MY GOSH! I LOVE IT! Emily, you're a genius! It's awesome!

THE GIFFORDS said...

I LOVE IT! I need you to do my house.

Melinda said...

Emily, that is totally awesome! You have a great eye. I wish I could do something like that. :) You are an inspiration!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Great transformation, Emily. I love how your table turned out.

Anthony & Linds said...

LOVE IT!!!! The color is great! U are amazing! I wish I could kidnap you for a couple of days to work on my house!

Jenni said...

I like the knob! I also like the vase and flowers... and that I was there when you bought them! Not that I really helped but still... I think it all looks great!

Emily said...

Jenni- The vase, yes. The flowers were actually a fun birthday surprise (I got flowers 3 times that day) and still looked great 2 weeks later when I took the photo. Great memory on the vase though :)