Do you get excited about projects and then continue adding several similar projects to your to-do list? Do you get so thoroughly involved in those projects that you can do little else until you get it out of your system? You could safely say my tendency is to “hyper-focus”.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint started my whole hyper-focus on paint. I bought a quart of Pure White, and the can is still half full after several projects. SD (Spunky Daughter) painted this piece. She did a nice job for a teenager hyper-focusing on getting a tan. 😉
The table wasn’t in terrible shape when we found it at a yard sale. It looks to be fairly new – few if any scratches.
SD and I worked side by side, painting several pieces spread out in our kitchen. Yes, we dripped on the floor, even with newspapers spread beneath the furniture. That’s the beauty of sealed concrete floors. You can scrape up dried paint with a razor blade. No harm.
This is the first piece painted white that didn’t get a treatment of dark wax, which would have made it a creamy color rather than white.
The white contrasts with the dark areas where I sanded a little more. Even though it’s roughed up a bit, the white gives it a clean look.
SD removed the hinges to paint the drawers, and I was thinking maybe I should replace them with something else. But, when I found this stencil to embellish the top, the hinges matched too perfectly to think of changing them.
The stencil came from Hobby Lobby. I sanded areas to make it uneven, for a worn look.
SD and I have had so much fun playing with paint. God gifted us with a love of creativity, and at times it feels like a need we have…to create, a desire to improve someone’s cast-offs into something to enjoy, something useful but prettier. He not only gives us gifts of things but gifts of vision, a direction to go with even the small things in life.
This table update is a little shabby, fancy, and feminine – all rolled into one. Do you have a table that needs a redo? Do you like shabby, fancy, and feminine?
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I’m joining several of these parties this week:
Monday: GIVE ME THE GOODS MONDAY at Rain on a Tin Roof, METAMORPHOSIS MONDAY at Between Naps On The Porch, MAKE IT PRETTY MONDAY at The Dedicated House, MOD MIX MONDAY at Mod Vintage Life, MONDAY FUNDAY LINK PARTY at An Extraordinary Day, MAKE THE SCENE MONDAY at Alderberry Hill, ON THE MENU MONDAY at Stone Gable
Tuesday: PROJECT INSPIRED LINKY PARTY at Cupcakes and Crinoline, CREATIVELY TUESDAY at The Rustic Pig, FROM DREAM TO REALITY at The DIY Dreamer, SHARE IT ONE MORE TIME at One More Time Events, THE GATHERING SPOT at Mamal Diane, UNDER $100 LINKY PARTY at Beyond The Picket Fence, EFFORTS AND ASSETS at Hickory Trail, THE SCOOP LINK PARTY at Crafty Texas Girls, TIME TO SHINE at A Diamond in the Stuff, INSPIRE ME TUESDAY at A Stroll Thru Life, TUESDAY TRIVIA at Memories By The Mile, TIME TO SPARKLE TUESDAY at The Gunny Sack
Wednesday: WOW US WEDNESDAY at Savvy Southern Style, WE DID IT! WEDNESDAY at Sew Much Ado, WEDNESDAY’S ADORNED FROM ABOVE BLOG HOP at Adorned From Above, BEST DIY PROJECTS at The 36th Avenue, WHATEVER GOES WEDNESDAY at Someday Crafts
Friday: TGIF LINK PARTY at A Peak Into My Paradise, ANYTHING BLUE FRIDAY at The Dedicated House, FRUGAL FRIDAY at The Shabby Nest, FABULOUSLY CREATIVE LINKY PARTY at Jennifer Rizzo, FIDLIN’ FRIDAYS at Fidlers Under One Roof, FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY at French Country Cottage, WHAT TO DO WEEKENDS at Crafts ala mode.
Saturday: SHARE YOUR CREATIVITY at It’s Overflowing, ONE SHARENDIPITY PLACE at The T2Women, PARTY JUNK LINK PARTY at Funky Junk, GET SCHOOLED SATURDAY at Too Much Time On My Hands, BLITZED ON PINTEREST LINK PARTY at On Sutton Place