Sunday, July 3, 2011

Another accent table

I've decided that little accent tables are my FAVOURITE pieces to upcycle! My daughter claimed the first one I did (right here), which was also my very first post on my new blog, so I had to replace it.

This demi lune table can go anywhere in the house, and it's even light enough for the patio if I need some extra space for food and drink for guests. Currently it's in the guest bathroom holding "stuff..." lol...don't we ALL have so much "stuff!?" It cost me a whopping fifteen dollars at a flea market. It was actually sturdy enough that I didn't even need to glue and stabilize!


I stripped and sanded the top and the bottom shelf, and scrubbed every surface with TSP. I find that really helps the paint adhere. Then I stained the shelves with my current favourite stain...Minwax Onyx Black...and painted the legs with Rustoleum Heirloom White. I chipped some areas with my trusty mouse sander, then added two coats of Minwax Polycrylic to the shelves. I added a simple water-and-brown-acrylic-paint glaze to the legs, then coated them with one coat of the polycrylic. I just LOVE the contrast between the black stain and the white paint!



A close up of the chippy legs...


Thank you thank you THANK YOU for visiting! Your comments just make my day!

And just to make my week even BETTER,

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THANKS Miss Sassy!

THANKS Laurie and Rob!

I'm still VERY new to all this upcycling and decor stuff, and am absolutely positively TICKLED PINK when others see my things and think they're nice enough to feature on THEIR blogs!

Thank you thank you THANK YOU from the bottom of my eastern Canadian heart!!

I'm partying here and here and here and here and who knows WHERE this week.

34 comments:

  1. This turned out great. I'd love if you shared at our showoff party going on now at http://decoratinginsanity.com.
    xo,
    mONICa

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  2. I haven't tried black stain yet. Yours looks great!

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  3. it looks great - what is TSP? I've got a hutch on my list to redo --- and have never done anything like this before so I'm on the lookout for all the tips I can find!
    Thanks
    Cassie

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  4. I love it...I have one myself and its the perfect size for the hall.

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  5. Great job! My mom has a table just like the one in photo 1. Maybe I can convince her to let me transform it like you did. Came over as a fellow participant in Serenity Now's weekend blog party.

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  6. This really caught my eye! I've not used black stain yet. I like leaving some pieces with the wood stain on top and painting the rest -- this is really a nice contrast and you did such a good job with it! Love the lines and shape of the piece too!

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  7. Oh, that is very pretty! I like how that turned out. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home! Have a great 4th weekend!
    Sherry

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  8. GORG. I NEED TO FIND A TABLE LIKE THAT SO I can do the SAME THING. well DONE! winks-jen

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  9. I adore black and white furniture. Too cute! Happy 4th :)

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  10. I am IN LOVE with this! Do you mind if I become your adopted daughter and claim this one?!? :o) Yeahhhhh you are just great!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

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  11. That turned out awesome! I haven't tried a painting make-over yet, but now I'm dying to!

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  12. I have been running all over your blog like a kid in a candy store...so happy that you left a comment on mine today so I could find you :) I will be following along now so I can keep up with all of your amazing talent!

    creativecarmella.blogspot.com

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  13. Gorgeous and to think I pass those by.
    Lisa

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  14. beautiful job- i love that onyx black stain! i haven't used that one before- soooo pretty!

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  15. I love, love, love, the combination of staining with the painted legs. Love the first one you did, too. No wonder your daughter snatched it! I see why you like the accent tables, too. They make a big impact in an itty bitty size!

    Jenny

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  16. It turned out great. Thank you for linking up at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com I can not wait to see more great ideas next Monday.

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  17. I have that very same table that I want to paint. OUrs is in really good shape and the hubs likes his wood LOL. Good job, thanks for sharing.

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  18. Oh my goodness! It doesn't even look like the same table. Turned out fabulous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday.

    Heather

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  19. WOW! Love this! I adore redoing side tables too...perhaps because they don't take long and you can have more instant gratification than a larger piece!

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  20. Love it! The table turned out fabulous--wonderful job!

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  21. What a great table to begin with and you made it even BETTER! Love the black stain on the shelves.

    Melissa

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  22. I think I need one of these... I'm your newest follower. :)

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  23. This table turned out wonderful! You did a great job on the redo! Way to go!! Thank you for linking up and I hope you are having a fantastic day!

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  24. Love your table upcycle!! It turned out great! I've been looking for something like this at a yard sale and have yet to find one. =( I'll keep looking! I would LOVE if you'd link up your project to our {What I Made Wednesday} linky party going on now. Thanks!

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  25. It looks fantastic! I hadn't seen black and white used together this way and its a great,fresh look. I love Miniwax, and am going to check out the black stain for my next project. Visiting from My Uncommon Slice party...

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  26. That came out nicely! Love what you did with it. Thanks for linking it up to our Wicked awesome wed link party.

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  27. WOW! You did a great job on the table. Looks Great!

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  28. I love the little table...looks fantastic.

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  29. Renovating the older tables for newer use is lovely because the antique look really looks very nice at least in my eyes.

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  30. Love this table so chic and elegant!!!!!!

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  31. Great effort! I love your tables and your furniture are wonderful........great job. Keep up the good work.

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