October 28, 2011

A Little Table Redo

This week has been stress-city for us.
How about you?

If you follow me on facebook, you know that we took an impromptu run out to Competition, Missouri for a funeral.
Beautiful country, sad occasion.
And driving eight hours in a 24 hour period is rough.
Especially having class the very next day to catch up on.

I thought it'd be a pretty normal week of school but they love to throw stress-covered wrenches into the mix.
So keep your fingers crossed that I get good numbers in our lottery next week so I can pick decent electives.

Because that basically determines my stress load for the next year.

I took a bit of a break from fall this week and showed you my clock cloche on Monday.
So I thought I'd follow that trend and show you a quick furniture redo, kay kay?

I got this, er, beauty from goodwill a while back.
Cheap as dirt...and I think dirt was looking better...

It was outdated, worn out and needed a fresh facelift :)
So paint to the rescue!

I painted it my favorite go-to color at the moment- Pottery Barn Cream.

And then decided to add some extra fun to it with some stripes.
I taped them off with painters tape and used a glossy black for the stripes.

Aren't they purty?

I also added a stenciled design in the same glossy black to the bottom level.
In a total ADD moment, I failed to notice that my fleur-de-lis stencil I had just bought also included hearts...
I probably would have done something to get around that if I had not been so excited about the fleur de lis.
So they stay for now.

I used my antiquing glaze to go over the whole piece and then sealed it all with a clear gloss.

I love the stripes and the extra 'oomph' they give to it.
Doesn't everyone love a piece with 'oomph??'

And you can't go wrong with the classic black and white...

This piece was already put up on good ole' Craigslist and sold pretty quick.

So I'm really hoping it's new owners are loving it :)

A quick before and after shot.
From sad and tired to fresh and 'oomph'-filled :)

Have you painted any fun pieces lately?
I'd love to see them.
Head over to my facebook page and share them with everyone!!!

I hope you guys have a fantastic weekend.
Mine will be filled with papers, figuring out my schedule and hopefully a couple of fun projects!!

Happy Friday my lovely followers  :)

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  1. Very cute table! Amazing what a little paint can do :)

  2. This is so creative! It looks lovely. It's so nice that you put your own stamp on it rather than just a simple lick of paint :)

  3. You did an amazing job!! It is beautifull...

  4. I do love it. The stripes and fleur de lis really are a wonderful addition.


  5. I love the table and I'm your newest follower. Coming over from amaze me Monday.

  6. Hi Kelsey...You have done a fabulous re-do on this table. It has been so long since I have seen one but these "STEP TABLES" as they were referred to were extremely popular in my parents and grandparents day, circa 1940's and 50's. You have a wonderful piece here and you can be very proud of your artistic creativity. I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle

  7. This is wonderful! I have table just like this waiting in the garage for me to up-cycle it! :o) Thank you for sharing how you did the stripes!
    if you have a second I would LOVE for you to link up over at my party going on right now!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  8. hmmm... I have a similar table. I might have to give it a try. =)

    Ameryn Marie

  9. LOve the black and white stripes! You did a great job updating this step table.

  10. love it! i'm stopping by from tatertots and jello and would love for you to stop by my blog and checkout the huge giveaway going on. xoxo nicole

  11. I absolutely love this redo. I am getting redo to redo a dresser and seeing how well your table turned out is inspiring.

  12. You have made a lovely, one of a kind treasure! Good job!

  13. Oh I love it!! It looks so happy with it's new paint job!! I love the detail you added with the stripes and the stencil!!


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