Friday, June 24, 2011

Accent table...

Well, I was so excited to find this little old table at the thrift shop that I started it right away, and plum forgot to take "before"pictures. It was such a wreck, held together with screws and nails. It needed lots of clamping-and-gluing with Gorilla Glue (SO much that it took three days!), scrubbing with TSP and sanding. Then I used wood filler...a LOT of wood filler...and sanded again. After priming with Rustoleum Zinsser Bin, I used my favourite Rustoleum spray paint...Heirloom White...then it was starting to look better!




Although I wanted to stain the top, it was too far gone, so I painted that too. After that, I applied a glaze mixture of brown acrylic paint mixed with water, and then a coat of Minwax Polycrylic water based finish. I just LOVE redoing small tables, so I decided to accent it with a heart. I used this "Dangling Heart" Dreamweaver stencil with Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste on each side. Is that hokey? I use Dreamweaver stencils fairly often when I'm doing small furniture re-do's. They're so versatile! I have a couple of other small stenciled pieces I'm working on right now, for posting as soon as they're finished.


Finally, I did a chippy finish with my trusty mouse sander.



I LOVE how this turned out!

Thanks so much for visiting today. Hope you'll find time to check out the fabulous inspiration at these blog parties!

37 comments:

  1. This turned out great! I love that slanted middle shelf.

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  2. This is really great Deborah. I didn't know you had this blog and just always thought that you weren't posting anymore. I guess now I know where to look!!
    I hope you get to feeling better!

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  3. Love the table, so simple and so elegant!

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  4. These little tables are so handy; it turned out beautiful!

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  5. Very nice! I love the table! I just spray painted a table for the first time. I need more practice. It came a little bumpy. Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings My Friend,

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  6. Thanks for linking but you linked it to the ongoing give away linky so I will have to delete it. If you would like to re link it you can the other party is up. Thanks again.

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  7. Beautiful job Deborah! The stencil on the sides adds a great finishing touch

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  8. That table is so cute! From what you said you really gave it a facelift! I want to see how you use it, so pretty.

    Pat

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  9. Love it
    I am a new follower from Party Mindie Style

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  10. I love that stencil! It's not hokey! The embossing is cool and it's a new look for furniture.

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  11. Love the table and the stencil work!

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  12. Pretty little table and great stencil. I love stencils.

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  13. looks really nice great job come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  14. What a super job!!! I love it! Thanks for visiting, and have a great visit with your grandsons!!

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  15. Delicious! Can I have it for MY HOUSE!!! I would have a million uses for it, tablescaping or just sitting there staring at it!! So pretty! I love painted furniture! :*~:*~:*~newest follower:*~:*~:*~

    ~Wendy

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  16. I love the stencil and the transformation:) It looks great! I found you at The DIY Showoff and would love it if you stopped by for a visit too!

    http://551eastdesign.blogspot.com/

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  17. Your little table turned out very cute! Love that stencil detail. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  18. Very Nicely done!! & I do know what the before looked like... I have the exact table, I am about to re-do... mine also, is in rough shape.
    Thanks for sharing yours

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  19. What a cute table and the redo is wonderful! Well done! And thank you for joining TTF (sorry I am so late visiting!) I hope you are having a great week!

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  20. sweet little table. Love the stencil!
    gail

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  21. Wow! Its cute and simple table. That's great! love it!!

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