Monday, January 16, 2012

Furniture Transformations and Some Sneak Peeks


I can't believe how fast this last week has flown by... Are you ever in one of those stages when it seems like you're working so many projects, but none of them are "there" yet?  I'm in one of those!  I've been slowly picking away at painting side tables, a dining set, dresser, french love seat, and a small cabinet along with other little projects that have been keeping me busy.  This is my husband's busy time of year at work, so I lack that extra set of hands with the two-year old, homework, baths, reading, and dishes...so maybe my productivity has gone down a bit?  Anyway, I wanted to share some of the projects that I have completed and a little sneak peek of my daughter's little french room that I've been working on.


I picked up these leather-topped nesting tables recently and were they ever tired-looking.  Dried out leather, beat-up wood (wish I had a before picture)...
A couple of coats of ASCP Old White with clear wax and a good buffing brought them back to life!
I also applied the clear wax to the leather and I still cannot believe how replenished it looks.  Guess that stuff is good for more than just wood!  I also experimented with this little side table that I picked up at a thrift store...
I painted it in ASCP French Linen, but then I thought I'd make a wash with equal parts of Old White and water to fill in some of the detail.  I think adding the wash to the French Linen color made it more of a Paris Grey color. Speaking of ASCP French Linen...Did you know that you can paint antlers with it? More on this to come...
 Last, but not least, getting the big furniture pieces set-up and completed for my daughter's little french room is what's been consuming most of my time...

I'll be sharing her room in the next day or so...stay tuned!

Kristen


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18 comments:

Judy said...

I have a set of nesting tables that came from my mom's house when we moved her out...I've been wanting to do something to update them but didn't know exactly what...love what you've done with yours! Mine don't have leather tops but are a dark stain so I would just leave them the dark wood.

Can't wait to see your daughter's room.

xoxo,
Judy

Olive Cooper said...

That bed is what dreams must be made of...for me any way. What a lovely blog you have.

Carrie said...

It's looking great. can't wait to see it all come together.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW Kristin you have been busy! These transformations are FABULOUS!!

Tammy of {Tattered and Timeless} said...

Oh my goodness that bed and settee have me drooling. I can't wait for you to share the whole room. So did you buy those pieces here or bring them from the mother land of all things good?

dee dee said...

Can't wait to see your finished room! Your newly painted pieces are fantastic!
dee dee

Sarah said...

Oh I can't wait to see your daughters room!

chateau chic said...

I found you from A Stroll Thru Life. Love what you're doing in your daughters room. So feminine and romantic.
Your newest follower, Mary Alice

Jessica Roy said...

Oh my goodness, you are amazing! Can you come make my house pretty now?! :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great redos! I love your daughter's headboard ~ that is just gorgeous!

Chubby N Chieque said...

YOu are an absolutely smart DIY, girl. I love the transformation of your daughter's room.

Can't wait to see the outcome, though I know I will drool to death. Just looking at the bed, settie and the drawer, I drool again §;-)

Happy TTT...

Greetings from STockholm,
/chie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, tons of eye candy and such a lovely vignette. Love that bed. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Bronwyn said...

WoW! You have been working your tail off! I love that little little blue table with the stenciling on it. So sweet. I can't to see the reveal of your daughter's bedroom. From what I can see, it will be gorgeous!

Becca said...

Beautiful makeovers! I love the shades of chalk paint that you chose (HUGE fan of that fabulous paint, myself)! And, what a precious headboard! *Becca* (new follower by way of A Stroll Thru Life)

www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

Marti McClure said...

Kristen: I'm just getting ready to embark on my first chalk painted furniture adventure and your blog is so inspirational. Thanks so much for all of the wonderful ideas! ~Marti

Anita Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Oh I love, love the nesting tables and love the previews of your daughter's French room, wow!!

Funky Junk Antique Show said...

Amazing!!! Such beautiful work as always~! Such an inspiration=)
Hollie

Katie Murphy said...

While browsing your blog today I remembered a side table I saw on Pinterest back in January that I LOVED, and wanted to try and copy on some plant stands. I just realized it was from your blog, but in my blog post I had linked up to the pinterest page rather than your URL. Sorry, I'm still getting used to blogging and figuring out how to do things right. Anyway, just wanted to say thank you for the inspiration and motivation to work on my plant stands {as well as on future furniture projects}, and I love all of your work!
~Katie
http://upcycledtreasures.com/2013/01/stenciled-plant-stands/

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