Sunday, January 9, 2011

One project down...

Okay, so I got busy this weekend to finish a project for the Gitter Done link party coming up this Friday.  If you recall a few days ago I posted a picture of this.....
a great flea market find.  I found some paint that someone had custom mixed and then returned. (Really?? I don't get this..whatever.)  I knew it was a little darker than I had originally wanted but I figured I could add some white paint to lighten it up. (I ended up adding off  white, because wouldn't you know I had no white I discovered when I got home.) I also purchase a Black and Decker sander for $6 on clearance.  (Okay I do remember my commitment to be thrifty and to refrain from buying anything new for a year. I think 8 days is pretty good.  It is for work though...justified!)  Here is how she looked throughout the process...
Then I did a little glazing.....
The finished product....

Let me know what you think. Peace my friends!
I will be linking up to these fantabulous blogs ......
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  1. I love it! The color is perfect and the glaze looks great. I don't ever use glaze but I should start!

  2. Wow, you have already started for Gitter Done! Great can't wait to see you link up.
    I saw your post with the 'ugly' before pictures too. Don't feel bad, we all have rooms like that. And it is nice to know that we can encourage each other to get them sorted.

  3. That color is awesome. I also don't understand why people return...they'll always be a use for paint---ALWAYS! ;) Don't you just love glaze? It's hard for me NOT to use it! Great job.

  4. Girl, you had me lol at the search party comment!!! lol!!!!

    I'm loving your table!!! The paint ans fleur de lis is just perfect!!!!

  5. OMW. I love that table. It turned out great. I have nearly the exact table and was really scared to paint it since they are older and so perty! lol. But yours turned our awesome. I want to do this technique but with a white and make it all sorts a shabby ;)
    Thanks for coming by my blog. Trying to find this "Gitter Done" party lol. Love the name yo!
    I am following you now as well.
    I would love for you to come back and join me as well.
    Take care. Deb

  6. I absolutely LOVE your table and that funky rug underneath! It's really eclectic with the different personalities of furniture and items in that space!

    I Gotter Done, too! That's how I found you!!! Nice to meet you! Have a wonderful weekend!


  7. Such a fun color! I have a dresser waiting to be painted something similar. You have fun taste!


  8. What a great colour... love the new look. Great job.

    Found you over at GD.

  9. OMGoodness...I LOVE this color...your makeover looks wonderful!


  10. I have a similar that is on my Gitter done list. You have inspired me!

  11. This is spectacular! Loving the color you chose...

    Take care,

  12. That color is rockstar lady! I love how it turned out!!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Love your guts