Friday, April 22, 2011

First post on my new blog!

Here's a sad looking orphaned little table I purchased from a lovely gentleman on Kijiji...for a whole ten dollars...before and after pics to follow.

I used a little Gorilla Glue and clamps for a couple of hours... MUCH sturdier now!

I stripped the top with Minwax Paint and Varnish Remover...nice quickly! Then I sanded lightly, and stained it with three coats of Minwax Vermont Maple waterbased wood stain...such BEAUTIFUL grain.

I primed with Zinsser Spray Bin, then painted with Krylon Indoor Outdoor Blue Ocean Breeze (also a spray). After distressing with Benjamin Moore Clear Glaze mixed with a little black acrylic paint, I sealed everything with Minwax Polycrylic satin.

Here's a closeup of all her chippy goodness.

I was so happy with the way this little table turned out that I decided to apply the same finish to a set of frames that hold pencil sketches I picked up in Paris last year. These are already on the wall; not sure whether they show up well here. Now this little table and the set of frames are all in my guest bathroom...looking OH-so-pretty!

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by my brand new blog today!
I'm linking to the following parties; there's SO much to remember, hoping I'm doing it correctly:

Swing into Spring # 14

Funky Junk Interiors

Stuff and Nonsense

Furniture Feature Fridays
Transformation Thursday

Boogieboard Cottage


  1. I love the table! The blue legs are great! Awesome first post!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

  2. Great job on the table!
    This furniture stuff is addictive, I warn you!
    Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! CeCe

  3. Your table looks great. I like the stained wood top with the painted legs. It's hard to believe that this is your first post. Congratulations! I saw your link on At The Picket Fence. I have one there too. It's #60. Come on over!

  4. Hi there! You absolutely linked up to the party correctly and we are so thrilled that you joined us for Inspiration Friday! :-) Welcome to blogging! You are off to a great start with this wonderful table transformation and we hope you find this to be as lovely of a community as we do. We look forward to seeing much more of you in the future!

  5. This is darling~ the legs are so pretty in blue and love them with the stained top. I host a Friday party at my blog too and would love for you to come over and share this! :)

  6. congratulations on your first ever blog post! so glad you decided to link up this little project to fridays how the table turned out and look forward to hearing more about what else you 'picked up in paris'


    stuff and nonsense

  7. Wow, love the table! You did a great job! The frames look wonderful, too!

    I'm following you now and looking forward to your next posts!

  8. This is VERY cool! Welcome to Bloglandia!!!!!

    m ^..^

  9. I have a similar table! Got mine for free from my grandmom...I am thinking of doing the same exact thing! Glad yours came out great!

  10. I love all its distressing and the color is perfect. I just did a table very similar if not the exact same one.

  11. Your table and your first post are both fabulous. I love the frames in the same finish and I think I am going to have to do a few frames myself.

  12. Hi, this is a great little table, and I love what you've done! :) Keep up the good work.

  13. Hi, friend! Newest follower :) You've got so much creativity going on in your blog so can
    you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop?

    This is a combination of linky party (where we can show off our creations) and of blog hop (where we can follow as many excellent bloggers as we like), hence the name Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. It's a great way to meet awesome creative bloggers like you and increase your followers in the process.

    All you have to do is 1) link up whatever creative post you'd like to share - can be a DIY project, decor, photography, crafts, recipes, poem, thrift finds, tips, or that informative syndicated post that can make us laugh, or cry - in short, whatever you're proud of! 2) Then follow as many blogs as your heart desires, preferably starting first with the one before you and after you, and leave a comment to them that you're doing so.

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  14. You did a beautiful job, that little desk looks amazing. I'm your newest follower, come visit me at

    Hugs, Teresa

  15. Hi Deborah, it's so nice to meet you. Thank you for your lovely supportive comments, it gave me a boost! Sometimes when I feel like I'm the only woman in the world trying to make it by myself, I just have to step out the door to meet others who are traveling the same road!
    Here's to starting over on a exciting new path, and doing it with JOY! :)

  16. Fantastic first post!! Love the table!!

  17. WOW! You have so many talents! Love what you did with the tables. I've always wanted to try, now I think I will.

  18. Love what you're doing with the 'throwaway' furniture. I'm an upcycler to and am your newest follower :)

    Jill @ JunkyVagabond

  19. Ms. Deborah, This is BEAUTIFUL! You are one amazingly talented lady, m'friend. I love, love, love this little table and the beautiful facelift you've given her.


  20. This is adorable! I really want one for myself...(:

    I found you via Follow Me to check out my blog?(:

  21. Congrats on the new blog! Great looking tables! Thanks for stopping by and the lovely comment!