Wednesday 20 March 2013

Going with your gut!

Spring is here. 
At least it is on the calendar. 
Outside, not so much. 

So what's a girl to do? 
Paint of course! 

Last week I went to an estate sale and picked up a few really nice pieces. 
You can see the buffet HERE and my plans for it. 

But I also picked up this set of mid century end tables. SOLID WOOD....oh yum :) 

Aren't they cute cute? 
Most that I've seen with drawers look like they have two, but only have one...this one actually has two drawers :) 
How cool is that? 
And do you see the brass feet on them? They are MASSIVE. Well massive for an end table that is. 

I took them into my workshop and tried...TRIED stripping them down. What a pain. Whatever this company used to seal it couldn't be touched with my stripper. Seriously people this stuff was hard as a rock! 
I gave up. 
I primed.
I painted.
I hated. 
I tried several different techniques and just wasn't happy with the results. 
I loved the colour I chose, but I hated the top. :( 
So I grabbed my sander and went to work. Man was it hard! 

 Here they are!
 I'm so glad I went with my gut and stripped them down! The wood grain is perfect!

 And goes so well with the vintage green/grey of the paint. 
The knobs were cleaned and scrubbed to within an inch of their lives.

 And they match the feet.
 Solid baby! and Beautiful!

 A bit of distressing and it's perfect! 

Sigh....finally happy with the results. 
Now to grab another coffee and get on with my day :) hmmmm bedroom set in white. Yup. Think I better get to work on that :) 
Happy First day of spring! 



  1. Great job on the tops! I have not had any luck with stripper so I always sand. But I can't always get off the previous finish that way either.

    1. I get my stripper in the states...the stuff in Canada sucks! lol

  2. I'm loving the gray and wood combo... I'm going to have to find a piece to try that on. I'm featuring your table in the PoPP Spotlight this week. Thanks for linking up.

  3. New follower from the blog hop :) I love the color and wood combination, they are gorgeous!

    Justina @