Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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


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]


Clare B said...

love the bird silhouette

Nancy said...

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...


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!

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:

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!


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!