Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Love Me 2 Times Tuesdays. . . [Coffee Table ♥]


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So, if you remember, last week I shared the painting of the piano.

I had some leftover paint, and a coffee table that also sits in the music studio.

This coffee table belonged to my great-grandmother, and my mom was going to get rid of it. . .
and there was no way that I was going to allow that!
So I got the antique coffee table :]


Though, I will be the first to admit that it's pretty beat up:


I mean, imagine what it's been through over the years. . . I know that just my siblings and I put it through enough.

Nothing that a fun paint job can't fix, though!

I decided that I would go for the distressed look
[mostly because there was no way I was sanding the whole thing down
like I did the piano!]

I painted the whole thing in that same robin's egg blue color:


And then strategically sanded down the edges to make it look "distressed."

As a last minute addition, I decided to add some decorative detailing in a slightly darker shade of blue.
First here:


And then painted this bird silhouette:


And finally, the end result:


Though, it will probably always have music on it, like this. . . :]



Do you have a drab to fab project that you'd like to share?
If you do, link it up to Love Me 2 Times!
[& if you do, please grab my button so that other people can participate as well]








22 comments:

Clare B said...

love the bird silhouette

Nancy said...

Mandy,
That's awesome! I love that blue color. What brand and color name is it? I wish I had something to link up for your party, but I haven't been working on anything lately. Have a great day...

Nancy

Cassie said...

My goodness, Mandy! You are amazing! I want to garage sale shopping with you, and then spend an afternoon refinishing 'new' furniture ;)

hiyaluv said...

wow! how amazing!
smiles,
gina

Debby said...

So cute Mandy. What a difference. I hate to get rid of anything that has been in my family.
I got my beautiful headband yesterday. Thank you so much. I really love it.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

How nice! I love the birdy stencil.

Mama Pea said...

Great work! I really like the bird and the colors.

Allison said...

That is super cute! Love it!

And look at you starting up all these linky parties! :)

I'll link up something even though it is a little old and you've seen it but I want to support and my current projects are FAR from being done! lol

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

LOVE your redo, Mandy! It's just perfect! It's so chic now - LOVE it! :)

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Mandy-

I have a daughter named Mandy - so I love the name of your site. What is the actual color of the paint you used, Robin's Egg Blue? What brand? - it looks lovely. I love blue and have a few big pieces I am thinking about painting a light blue like this. The bird illustration really makes it truly yours! I will link up something and when you make your first holiday project you can link it up on my On-going Christmas project link up.
My best- Diane

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Great job, very creative.

Lacy said...

What a difference. So creative.

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

How nice that you saved your grandmothers table. What a great job on the bird silhouette! Did you free hand that?

Stefanie said...

I need to do this to my table so it will match the bird wall I did! Just posted about it here:
http://morethanahouse.blogspot.com/2010/07/bird-song.html

Would fit SO well with it! Of course it might be over board to have birds everywhere! :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Soooo much better "After." LOVE the bird silhouette and the blue paint. I took a look at your Etsy shop---super cute stuff! :) Thanks so much for the visit today. :) Your comment was so sweet!

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

Oh, in LOOOVE with your good work. Great choice with the blues.

Melissa said...

Oh my! How fantastically crafty! The bird is such a great addition.

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Great job, love the color!

- Brittany said...

I'm loving the color of your coffee table. I have a similar one on my porch awaiting refinishing. I might just have to steal your bird idea. Thanks for sharing and for hosting Drab to Fab links!

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

Robin said...

Cute! you should link this up to my upcycled Awesome linky party! http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled7

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Looks great! I love the bird.

Lisa at Paint in my Hair said...

this is beautiful! i especially love the bird.

thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!

Lisa