Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A small feeling of accomplishment

This past week (plus) has been spent priming, priming and more priming, followed by painting, painting and more painting.

And listening compulsively to Adele the whole while. ;)

This furniture set:

required THREE coats of primer *and* THREE coats of paint.

Which means I've spent so much more time on it than I ever anticipated.

Le sigh.

Next step is to get the seat cushions reupholstered in drop cloth material (to be handled by my go-to upholsterer--I'm sick of working on this set!) and then make throw pillows to amp-up the cushy factor. Delicious floral fabrics from Lecien and Tanya Whelan are en route for these envelope pillow covers that I can't wait to try!

Once the furniture is reupholstered and the throw pillows are done, I'll be so excited share the after photos! But I will say the chairs are now painted in Sherwin Williams Dover White and the settee in Behr's Gentle Rain, though mixed at Sherwin Williams.

So, my small accomplishment in all of this in-progress business?

A lovely scalloped-top side table!

I told you this was a small accomplishment. :)


And after:

This little table's about the only thing that's gone right in this particular painting escapade. Fortunately, only one coat of primer and two coats of paint were necessary, and now she's finished in the SW-mixed Gentle Rain, a lovely, very light grey. (The bead board is painted in Benjamin Moore's Linen White for point of reference.)

Since today is March 1st, and close enough to spring to officially declare it spring in my book, she got her own flower-filled photo shoot.

 By the way, these flowers are totally fake "artificial." Did they trick you?

Flowers and paint make everything better.

It's the little things in life, right?  

Enjoy your day,

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  1. Adorable, this table was ready for scrap heap and you have given it new life, love the water bottle with the flowers too, Sharon xoxo

  2. i love the name and the look of that color- so soft and pretty!
    and i can't wait to see the chairs and settee! wow! those are some work, but they have wonderful bones! thanks for joining my party, erin! :)

  3. Sorry to hear the set is giving you so much trouble! I sure it's going to be worth the effort when it's all done and you setting back into your newly painted, soft pillow covered settee! I know I can't wait to see how they will look.

  4. I can't wait to see that set finished! I picked up a table very similar to the one that you just finished! I think we're going to paint it black. Have you ever tried using paint w/ a primer mixed in? I wonder if you could cut a few steps out by doing that?

  5. Oooh, I love the top of the table! Very fun lines. I love it! You did a great job!

  6. I <3 Adele ! I bet the chairs look amazing, I can't wait to see them finished!

  7. Wow...I can see that you do have your work cut out for you with the seating. But, it will all be worth it because those are gorgeous pieces!

    The side table is so pretty...Love the vase and flowers you added...

    Take care,

  8. Can't wait to see what the settee and chairs look like! And the side-table looks so cute with the flowers and pellegrino bottle (mmm...love that stuff).

    p.s. I'm extremely jealous you have a settee. One day I'll stumble across one of those!

  9. Darling little table and can't wait to see the finished chairs and settee!! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  10. Perfect little table, you will use the heck out of it. Came over from Romantic Home.

  11. Amazing transformation. You can tuck a table like this anywhere.

    I'm a new follower from Feathered Nest Friday.

  12. Wow, I love the shape of that little table. It looks so fresh and pretty now!! :)

  13. Love that shade of gray... what a sweet little table!


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