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My new farm style table w/mismatched chairs!


So this was my table long ago…When we bought this house almost 9 years ago, we bought mostly all new furniture and everything was black.  Slowly i started figuring out my style and doing things to my space to change it up so it would better reflect how i wanted my space to look.  One of those things was giving this big black table a makeover. I liked spaces that were light and bright.  The black counter height table was heavy and dark and wasn’t the look i liked anymore.  So i changed it. I wanted more of a farmhouse look, so i painted the table white and replaced the top with a new top made from new lumber.  While it made the table so much better and my space so much brighter and more my current style – it was still a counter height table.  I learned that i […]

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{Happy Accident} – Before & After


I cant believe I didn’t get a before pic of this table, it was falling apart and almost had to be trashed.  But it was old and chippy, just how I like’m.  I was painting another table white, so I thought I would paint this one at the same time.  After it was dry, I distressed it with a sanding block.  I didn’t sand the table real great before painting it, so that way when I distressed it the new paint would flake off and look chippy. But, I wasn’t feeling the bright white, it was too plain and had no “umpfh”.  So I grabbed some Kona stain by Rustoleum and slathered it on and then wiped it off.  (think I need a manicure?!) I was thinking that when I wiped it off, it would give me a creamy tannish color.  But, instead I got this awesome pinky, gray color […]

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{Another old door turned coffee table}


> I had another old door laying around that wasn’t being used for anything, so since my last door turned coffee table got some sweet comments/emails, I decided to make one to sell. This door was smaller, not quite as wide as mine, but it still made a perfect little table, and I love how it had a dark stain already that I could work with. Before…I just cut off about 32 inches from the end, cut that in half to have about 16 in sides.  Then I decided to leave the old cream paint as is and use that for the under side of the table and the dark stained part I painted a teal color. All chopped up and ready to paint.  I taped off the hinges as well as the spot where the door knob used to be. After, I used my cabinet scrapers to heavily distress […]

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{Before & After}–cedar/blanket chest update


> I knew when I came across this little chest, I knew that it could be super cute with a little paint and some extra molding to balance out the chest.  I got some cheap 6 in pine board and wrapped that around the bottom to cover up those little stubby legs.  I also had to remove some little molding on the sides so I didn’t have gaps when I put on the molding – so those were removed, cut down and then put back on. Then I cleaned, primed and painted (ultra white by Valspar) Because this chest was so plain, I decided to add a little stenciled # for a little somthin’ somthin’.  I just cut the number with my cricut, traced it and then painted in the lines. I also love rope handles, so any chance I have to use them im gonna :) I had a […]

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{Repurposed Headboard/Footboard}


> I have seen tons of headboards turned benches out there and its been on my to-do list for about a year now.  I finally got around to it and I think it turned out pretty cute :) This is not a detailed tutorial – but you will get the gist.  I think that you just have to play around with it because every headboard/footboard is built different and this can be done all different ways.  Just make it up as you go along – that’s what I ALWAYS do!!! Before…I used the headboard and footboard The headboard wasn’t altered at all – just the footboard.  The footboard was used for the arm rests on my bench.  I could of also used the footboard for under the seat if I wanted a different look – it just would have a closed bottom and no arm rests – both ways would […]

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{Before & After} – Chippy Side Table

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> This little wood table was super cute with good bones, but needed a fun color – in my opinion ANYWAYS:) I painted it a blue color (sorry, it was an oops paint so i havent a clue what color it is!?) – then to tone down the blue a bit i glazed it with a dark walnut stain.  BUT, before i glazed it, i did my new favorite thing and went to town with my cabinet scraper that i talked about here.  I didnt use anything else to distress this table besides the scraper. This may be too much distressing for some – but i love it!!  the chippier the better :) Before… After…   Close up of the distressing… And some more beauty shots :) And this table is for sale – go over to {Sweet Pickins} for more info K – im off to paint :)

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