Monday, October 25, 2010

dropping it in a good way

This sweet antique drop leaf prompted a happy dance on a recent trip to my thrifty store… The legs! The leaf supports! The banged up top!! She is one of my favorite finds so far.

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I always let the furniture “talk” to me… I try to imagine it in a fabulous before life.. Take this piece. I picture her in a little kitchen with a mama rolling bread dough on her while wearing a to die for dress covered with an adorable apron. I knew that this table had been used and loved…. I wanted to inspire someone to take her into a new home and continue the trend.

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I primed and painted her in Sherwin Williams creamy.

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I had so much fun distressing all the fun details on this piece! She was a dream to work on.

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I gave her JUST enough glaze to look authentically aged.

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Isn’t she a doll?? Don’t you love those legs peeking out under the leaf? I SO wish I had a place for her in my house. I did get to enjoy her for a few days while I redid my dining room table. I hope she catches someone’s eye and finds a place in a kitchen or breakfast room all of her own.

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Tomorrow is our 2nd “A Little Distressed” party. I can’t wait to see all you gals have done this week…. Remember that I love furniture distressing but am thrilled to see all your cool before and afters. I’ll also be announcing the winner of the Swan Creek candle!

Happy Monday!


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7 comments:

Chrissie said...

Your table looks beautiful. Classic white with a twist, I love it!

Pamela said...

Cute cute table! Love it the redo!

Julie Harward said...

Way cute! I just love these old drop leaf tables! I have one that is the most perfect green/tourquoise color..just love it! Come say hi :D

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so adorably cottage chic! i have atable just like it in my storage that has been waiting for me for over a year.... one day i will make it as pretty as yours. one day.

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

It turned out perfectly! Just enough distressing, and I love the color. It's like it's contemporary and vintage at the same time!

Would love for you to link up to Passion for Paint this weekend!

Cristie said...

I love your table, well drop leaf tables are one of my favorites. You did such a great job on it. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

I love drop leaf tables, and this one is darling. Thanks for linking it!

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