Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Barley twist and stencilling

Those who know me are aware of my fondness for stencilling with furniture up-cycling; there are several posts on my blog about that. I stencil with many things...Dreamweaver Stencils being some of my very favourite tools. In fact, the most visited and commented-on post on my blog is my upcycled stencilled bed. However, I use many other things as well...handmade templates, other commercial stencils, lace, screen, basically whatever has holes in it to give me an interesting design.

I've had these two old barley twist tables for twenty years or so, and given my current obsession to paint everything I own that doesn't MOVE, I decided they need an update. Here's the before of one of them...just imagine the other one looked the same, just a different shape.



It's GREAT that I could take these tables all apart! I was able to do the legs completely separately from the table tops and bottoms. For this one, I stripped, sanded, then used Rustoleum Primer and Rustoleum Heirloom White on the legs, then used ASCP Old White on the tables. I chipped and sanded just a little, them waxed the legs with Annie Sloan Soft Wax (Clear) and finished the tables with four coats of Minwax Polycrylic, which I LOVE...low VOC, extremely durable finish, and doesn't turn yellow as sometimes polyurethane does. I didn't use stain or glaze or dark wax on these pieces because I wanted a brighter look.


Mmmm...I really liked how some of the old, dark finish came through when I sanded... I LOVE "chippy!"

For the corner table, I did the same process, and used lace as the stencil for the top. Once I'd taped the lace in place, I sprayed over it with Rustoleum "Fossil" paint...which was chosen by my ten year old grandson Morgan! Interesting, I'd NEVER have chosen that colour, but I'm just TICKLED PINK with how it turned out...so here's a SHOUT OUT to my little Shadow for his good taste! (smiles)



Mmmm, just LOVE this! It's in a corner of my "being-restyled-bedroom," which is looking more and more feminine these days.

Close up of my amateur sanding (lol); LOVE the effects though!


So now these handy little tables have a whole new look, and make me smile whenever I see them. Now if you're interested in seeing more of this technique, you MUST visit Rosemary at Villabarnes! Pure inspiration!

Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by. I'll stop by your place too is I can link up. Wishing you a day of doing what you LOVE to do with people you LOVE to be around.

I'm partying with these fine bloggers.

Thanks SO MUCH to Ms Missy from the wilds of Maine for featuring my barley 'n' lace table over at her fun party right here


A Marvelous Mess

45 comments:

  1. I love those tables! I think they look so great now. I'm a sucker for Heirloom White. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  2. Deborah - this table is adorable and your little guy picked a great color! I had so much fun looking at all of the stencils that you have painted on your furniture. You've inspired me. I only do HUGE walls! ha! I'm crazy.
    I'm a new fan of your blog.
    www.projectqueen.org

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  3. Wow Fantastic!! I love those tables too and you did a great job! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  4. I love these stencil projects! This table is super cute. :)

    -Helen from Bettencourt Chase

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  5. Love the tables! I have the perfect spots for these :)

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  6. Such a lovely blog! visiting back from the Beach Cottage, I will be back to visit, I'd like to linger a while!

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  7. Wow that table looks amazing! I have a table that I'm totally stuck on what to do with and now, perhaps, lace is in my future (a phrase I NEVER imagined myself uttering - please don't tell anyone).
    David

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  8. I love this! I've been searching for an end table for my bedroom and something like this would be just the ticket! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  9. Love, love, love this! I so wish I had a little table like that! Great job. Found you via Coastal Charm. Tootles, Kathryn
    http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/little-goodwill-finds.html

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  10. the stenciling looks awesome- love the soft look you kept... and can i mention those legs? wow!

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  11. Beautiful -- when I clicked on the picture I thought these WERE Rosemary's work -- great job on both!!

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  12. What a beautiful little table! You did a great job. I'm sure Rosemary is proud :) Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I'm enjoying reading yours!

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  13. Very impressive Deborah. Thanks for the shout out. I love to inspire. You made me giddy.

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  14. That is so fab, I love the stenciling on it!! I'm on the hunt for a great corner piece now :) Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm your newest follower!

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  15. Love both tables and they turned out great! Love the lace pattern, adds such a nice touch to the corner table!

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  16. This is a great technique, and the contrasting paint color is perfect!
    Good call Morgan !

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  17. these tables are awesome and you did great job. I love flat and cornered pieces, so many options.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  18. Deborah,

    Both tables turned out beautiful. The lace stencil is a super wonderful idea, love the colors you used too.

    Thanks again for stopping by to visit, I am now a new follower.

    Blessings,
    Tami

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  19. Awh I LOVE this! I love all of your projects!!! I but this one is super super sweet because of your special helper!!! I also have to say thank you for giving me the information about where to get the stencils! I will be checking them out for sure! can you believe I haven't stenciled yet?
    Jaime

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  20. I love the transformation on the barley twist table. Cute! I am going to check out this stencil source.
    Thanks
    Rhonda

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  21. What wonderful tables! I love AS Old White on them. And thank you so much for the great advice on where to get the stencils!

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  22. Wow! what a beautiful transformation!

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  23. You really did a beautiful job on both of the table. The barley twist legs look fresh and youthful now ;), and I really like the lace treatment! Lovely job.

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. Your participation made for a more successful party. I appreciate you!

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  24. Girl, you are doing some beautiful redos! This is just the sweetest little stenciled table! Love the colors and the pattern!

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  25. Lovely tables. Love the colour and the stenciling! Thanks so much for stopping by BC Good Life Wednesdays and joining the party.

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  26. That table makes my hands itch to paint.
    Your previous table looks so nice after you glued and fixed it, wow!it turned out so great.
    Hugs,
    Angela.

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  27. Firstly, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on our kitchen in progress :)

    Now that said, oh my god, I LOVE the way this turned out! The stenciling at the top is just gorgeous :) I love barley twist (have a piece in my dining room that I repainted white)!

    Going to have a bit of a nosey around your blog now to see what else you've done :D xxx

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  28. Lovely! I really like the corner table!

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  29. I totally understand the need to paint everything in your house, many items have seen a fresh coat of paint since I started my blog too. Your tables are wonderful, I really love the lace idea.....might have to try this:)

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  30. I love barley twist furniture and you did such a good job with this piece! I wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment :) I'm enjoying yours and love your admission about using your good china every day - that's a philosophy I could benefit from!

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  31. I love a turned leg! This is just fabulous. Your detailing is always what makes it special. I love color surprises. SO very nice. Thanks again for coming by Market Monsday.

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  32. Wow, I love this table. Those twisted legs really popped with the distressing.
    ~JamieS

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  33. So impressed with the end effect. Just gorgeous!

    I am a new follower from the Monday Playdate Link Party. If you have a chance stop by www.messforless.net and say hi.
    Thanks!

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  34. I love the legs on this table! Great transformation :)

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  35. oh la la ~ so Fab! love the lace on top!

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  36. Oh so pretty! What a great makeover! Hey, come on down and link this up to my very first link party at: www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com Hope to see you there! ~Jen

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  37. the lace was the perfect touch! it's beautiful!

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  38. I love the lace stencil on the corner table. You do beautiful work.

    I'd love if you would consider sharing this at my Thingamajig Thursday party...http://radcrafter.com/2011/11/thingamajig-thursday-party-2/

    Alida

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  39. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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