Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lady in White

My youngest daughter called a couple of days ago and ask if I wanted her to buy a coffee table she found at the thrift store to make over for my booth. It has great lines she went on to say and it even has a drawer.   Of course I said yes.  Remember those maple coffee tables that had a railing at each end with spindles that were so popular during the 50's.



I removed the rail and the spindles.  Patched all the holes with wood filler and sanded.  Then pondered what color to paint her.  I have been doing well selling bright colors such as lime green and turquoise so that was the direction I was headed.  


But the more I looked at her curvey lines I thought this little lady needs to be dressed in white and perhaps a little shabby.


 So I brushed on a couple of coats of Annie Sloan Old White.  Waxed her well and distressed just a little.  Than I distressed just a little more.  But I love how she turned out. Almost hate to tell you she cost $9.95.  I will have to send my daughter shopping more often.

I am going to hop over and join Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours why don't you drop also and check and the fun things these ladies do.

8 comments:

nancygrayce said...

Oh, I love that table! If I lived near I would buy it! Of course, I don't know where I'd put it! :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

She's gorgeous now and would be a beautiful addition to any room. What a bargain too:-)

Pamela said...

That little table looks great! It is amazing what a little paint will do. Thanx for joining THT!

Carol said...

Hi Stella!
So happy you visited my blog today! We loved shopping around in As Time Goes By. I look forward to going there again when I visit my sister.
The table you painted looks great!

Smiles,
Carol

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Wish you were here! Really -- we have rooms to furnish ;>)

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love it , she is a beautiful shabby "Lady in white"!

D said...

Stella,
I absolutely love the way the table turned out. I think you picked the perfect color and style for it.
D

Lona said...

I remember those coffee tables very well. Stella I just love your furniture redo's and ideas. This one looks so lovely.