10.27.2010

Who doesn't love a little before and after?

Once upon a time, by the light of a harvest moon...


...the husband and I 


went to Home Depot to acquire some antique white paint.


We went home to parent's home to do a project on a piece of furniture that my sister got for us.  Her mother and law likes to collect things and store them in her garage.  When my sister spotted this lovely find in the garage she new I would love it and fix it up real nice like.


Every time I go antiquing I always envy all of the shabby chic furniture.  I thought to myself, 

"How hard can it really be?"

So, I googled the directions on how to shabby chic a piece of furniture and got to work.






Take a break and eat a Banana Split.




Meanwhile, my sister was working on a beauty of her own.  Her friend Ashlyn made the stencil to go around the table.  It looked beautiful.



Ok, back to our project.


Only sand the parts where the piece of furniture could have been bumped or hit or rubbed up against.  This is what makes it look more authentically vintage.  I used a medium grade sand paper to rough up the edges.


The deets:




I'm in love. 
Then we brought it home and I fell more in love.



We found this glass knob at Hobby Lobby.  Oh, my beloved mustard color.


So, now we have a brand new gorgeous piece of furniture for the cost of paint and a door knob. Thats the bomb.

What's not the bomb: getting to my video recording session Sunday afternoon and realizing that I still had paint on my legs.  Good thing they only filmed from the waist up.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the finished product and where you put it! What fun we all had singing, sanding, stenciling and painting. love, mom

e.day said...

your family is the coolest. and your mom is too cute!

also, i want to steal everything from your house. so jealous. i can't wait to move from my apartment into a real home!!

Becca Jane said...

I want to steal your house too! HOW is it possible to have such a CUTE space to live? You have such an eye for this stuff...I wish you could come decorate for me!

Kell said...

That is gorgeous! I love seeing how people re-do old furniture to make it look fabulous again!

Katy said...

love it! I just refurnished an antique hutch. It was a HUGE project and I was so proud to do every single part of it myself. It was such an accomplished feeling when I was done and it's pretty much my FAVORITE piece of furniture in our apartment!

Good job!

Also, I'm obsessed with mustard yellow. It's a disease. haha!

Anna Walker said...

I love love love what you did! It looks gorgeous and so does that table! You guys are talented!!!

http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

Hilary said...

Do you ladies have a single southern boy up your sleeve that I can marry and be your next-door-neighbor? Please??

amylou said...

Just found your blog and may I just say, it is awesome! I'm a new follower!
That is an amazing find. I love how your redid it!

Kjohnson said...

Im gonna follow your blog too! I am so glad you commented on mine! I also love this piece of furniture!

Ahn said...

such a cool project! i'm highly impressed.
BTW i definitely stalked your blog yesterday for 20 minutes. dang you two are talented.

Ashley Fastle said...

oh thank you for the comment on my blog. I adore this dress. It makes me want to get married....alot haha.

Natalie said...

Love your result! Looked like so much fun. Thanks for entering my giveaway!

Haylee said...

Wow, I am totally in love! Make me one? ;) Seriously though you did an amazing job. I love the vintage feel to it.

amber d said...

Wow it looks gorgeous!

Kelsey said...

It looks awesome! I did the same thing to a dresser my dad had as a child. My best friend e.day loves your blog and so I'm definitely going to follow you too!

Victoria said...

I am so jealous of your cute little home- SO JEALOUS!

Preston & Syd said...

I love that!!! It looks so cute! I have a kitchen table I'm redoing. It is so fun to makeover old furniture!

Connie said...

you're welcome to come over and redo all my furniture...

Natalie said...

that cabinet is GORGEOUS! And I love the name of your blog :) Thanks for visiting my blog! I am now a follower!

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