Thursday, August 4, 2011

It Doesn’t Happen Often….but…


As a matter of fact, it NEVER happens.  I pick up pieces of furniture based on features that I like.   A few of the things that I look for are notched drawers (an absolute must!), nice curves or interesting shapes.  That said, it usually means that I like (or love) the things that I pick up.

Provincial Side Table
Love, love, love the handles.   So very, very 70’ish.  They make me think of the Cookie Monster - all splayed and shoving cookies in his mouth.

Then begins the work.  Hauling, sanding, painting, ‘bejeweling’ (hardware is an issue more often than not – often missing or broken), and then waxing…..but not this time!
Provincial Side Table AFTER
Here it is painted (Valspar ‘Baby Blue’) with chippy, glossy white handles tagged and ‘installed’ in the shop.  I love the easy ones!  Cute, right?

8 comments:

Peggy57 said...

Lovely! Those handles really make the piece so elegant looking & baby blue is my favorite color. Great job Maureen.

Sarah, Three Boys said...

oooh I love the color! And the hardware is perfect. Nice job I bet that will sell quickly!

Betsy (BB) said...

I love this! The hardware is great and the color is perfect! I am a new follower! I love these makeovers!

Jake said...

Yes, it is cute! And I agree with everyone else, the handles really make a difference. Great job.

Angela said...

LOL - I am about to start on the companion piece to that! The matching desk!

Yours looks great!

Yola Thorp said...

this looks great. love what you did.

www.yolathorp.com

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Hello ... it's nice to meet and follow you.
stop by sometime.


ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

Peggy57 said...

It turned out great I love it. Of course blue is my favorite color. I have a chest of drawers and end table almost exactly like this that I need to re-furbish. Have a great weekend and thanks for being one of my followers.