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Saturday, July 3, 2010

This Girl Has Found Another Color



Summer has allowed me the joy of bringing some new color to our corner of the world. I began with a can of Red spray paint and attacked our worn porch furniture. The change was so enjoyable that I started looking toward economical ways to bring another new color in our house.  Now to refresh our overly used earth tone furniture, without buying new furniture. The challenge is to add color without breaking the bank. Taking already acquired pieces and adding inexpensive items to the décor just brought out my creative side. 

My den is underway….started with a wonderful garage sale find as the beginning inspiration. The den reveal with come later. 


Today I will show my new stair landing table. The table was original bought at a garage sale…one leg missing, true trashes to treasure find. I brought the table home to saw off part of the table top to make a  quarter moon shape shelf for the wall. The remaining table would attach to the wall as a hall table.  This worked well for years, but now it is in need of a face-lift.





Finding the new color I wanted added to our house I purchase a new can of paint. The table was spray painted with Ocean Breeze, oops I was wrong Bahama Sea…I might like this color since it has been years since I have seen the ocean and the Bahamas sounds wonderful. 





After spray painting the whole table Bahama Sea, I stenciled the table top in white. When all the paint was dry I hit the table and legs with the sander. I sanded across the stencil to make a worn look.
















After the sanding I stained  over the table and legs with an oak stain. Now my new table has been the first introduction to a new color in my house. It stands out from the wall color…which I am not allowed to paint, and just screams fun to me. 





Total cost of my transformation…..$6.00!!!!!  One of my re-energizers and areas I am returning to cultivate has just brought a new color in my house. 



Joining Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday and Just Something I whipped up Monday.







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Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

I love the way this paint job turned out. Don't you just love these inexpensive projects? Thanks for sharing.

Warmly, Michelle

Debbie said...

WOW!! and I do mean WOW!! I am soo impressed. I LOVE it. It looks REALLY good. And those kind of painted tables are soo popular right now. I found one I like but it was sooo expensive I of course passed it up. You are wonderfully creative. I can't wait to see the whole transformed room. Just another reason I wish you lived closer to me. The ideas you could help me with. Hope you have a good day....HUGS

Theresa said...

Janette, you have some talent. What a beautiful job you did with that table! Love it.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The table's new look is wonderful. I love the color paint you used.
xo, Sherry

Rebecca said...

I have a similar table (I think we found it discarded roadside....). All three legs are there, but one of the "feet" is broken off. I've been trying to figure out how to repurpose it - and now I have an idea!

By the way, how does yours stand? Did you have to fasten it to the wall????

Patti said...

Great save! Love the color, too - well done

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

Really nice transformation! I just finished a side table in a similar manner that I am getting ready to post on. My table is a different blue and I distressed it with a different technique, but it reminds me a little of yours... I like yours better!

Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home said...

I love how this looks! I think I'll look for a can of Ocean Breeze and give it a try. I've got some thrity trinkets that could use a new look.

La Maison Reid said...

That turned our really well. It really looks old. Sometimes the technique doesn't look so authentic but you really captured "vintage" with this. Congratulations!
~~Nancy~~

Heaven's Walk said...

What a great job on that table! You really made it look vintage with the sanding job you did on it. Anything looks better with a coat of paint on it, doesn't it? :)

I used to use Krylon's "Tidepool" (the perfect pale sea-glass blue) until they stopped making it - which just devastated me. Now I've turned my attention back to Benjamin Moore paints and do projects with a paintbrush again. But I just may have to try out your new color, Janette! :)

xoxo laurie@heavenswalk

Debbie said...

Great job on the table! That color is wonderful, and I love the stencil. Looks so nice.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That table definitely is fun, Janette! I love that color and the stencil you used. I think I'll be adding that spray paint to my list of colors to try. Your table turned out great!

Linda Q said...

Wonderful color, I like it and I like all your great work on this piece! Good Job!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks gorgeous! love the color you chose and the finish you gave it.

partialemptynester said...

Great project...absolutely LOVE the table! Thanks for sharing...I love transforming things like that! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm looking forward to getting to know you better!

Katie said...

that looks beautiful!

Debbie said...

I love how you're using your creativity in inexpensive ways. We can all learn much from you Janette.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Dear bloggy buddie,
I've been away WAY too long and MISSED your FANTABULOUS POSTS! This project is just GORGEOUS and the previous posts also moved or inspired me... Now that my Mac seems to be healed I hope to be back around bloggerville more. I have a backlog of posts, but the time away from blogging allowed me to get lots done. So thrilled for you and your projects that "prettify" and personalize your house! I pray that YOU are feeling at home, at peace and full of joy!
xo
Leslie

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

You do the best transformations...I absolutely love it!

BECKY said...

This turned out so great Janette!
I LOVE the color and the stencil!! What a lovely face lift!! I have 2 half moon tables begging for a redo!!
You have inspired me!!
Have a joyful week!
HUGS,
Becky

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It looks very nice, and I love the name of that color. I like that name better than teal, turquoise, aqua (from a friend who has Ocean Breeze colored couches). :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

e-Mom said...

Beautiful! Applauding wildly. Very impressive transformation, Janette. ღ

Diana said...

Love it!!! Great job......

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