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.


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!


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...

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

Lona said...

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