Sep 1, 2010

My Painted Table...

A couple cold rainy days
have prompted me to get busy
and finish some furniture painting projects...

(click photos to enlarge)

In my process
of going from a heavy Victorian
to a lighter Shabby Victorian
with garden overtones,
I have MUCH painting to do :-)


This small coffee table from the family room was first...
(oops.. I only took one before shot)

I used gloss off to give the old finish a tooth instead of stripping,
it worked really well and was super easy...

I used a paste wax instead of a polyurethane sealer,
that I wasn't so happy with,
it was hard on my lungs and the table still smells horrible...


So here is is all white and bright,
in the family room...

Also a new duck slipcover on the burgundy velvet sofa...
from Bed Bath and Beyond...


I love the way the room is starting to feel so much happier...

Yes...
this is the room I was trying the light green paint swatch in,
I lived with that corner painted for awhile
and am excited to go forward,
hopefully this weekend....


I love how the white paint made the details popped...



The detailed Queen Anne legs are one of my favorite parts of the table...


I am obsessed with silver pieces mixed with white furniture..



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30 comments:

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella!
I love the table! It looks awesome!
The slipcover is very pretty too. Isn't it amazing how just a few elements that are changed to lighter tones gives a room an entirely different look and feel??

Tete said...

This came out great! I have a shorter glass top coffee table in storage with drop sides. I paid over $700 for it and just wasn't happy with keeping it clean- all the creases draw dust and animal hair so bad. And the fact that it's oak...but I may have the guys dig it out and paint it now.
Tete

NanaDiana said...

Hello Sweetie Pie! I love the transformation...and what a wonderful switch over...from the heavier Victorian to the white and shabby look. One of the really great things about it is that the lines are already there in the furniture...and the embellishments and the carvings.

Great job. I have been toying with using paste wax too. What kind did you use that was so awful? I want to avoid that one for sure!

The room is beautiful! Hugs- Diana

Victorian1885 said...

Your new look is wonderful Bella! I prefer the table in white and the silver tray with your lace..gloves and roses look lovely! Take care..
Hugs,
Wanda

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

You are quite daring to take the Queen out of Anne in order to make it look Shabby & Chic!
The silver with the lace and flowers look very romantic...
Sunny greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

A Garden of Threads said...

A fabulous makeover. The table looks so nice in white with the silver accent. Great job.

High Heeled Life said...

What a wonderful way to hold onto to favourite pieces!! Your table looks beautiful - and the silver tray and its little dainty objects ... truly wonderful. oohhh Ilove that term "Shabby Victorian"... can't wait to see the paint room!!! Hugs..HHL

Rose Garden Romantic said...

It looks beautiful in white!!

Sarah said...

Bella, this looks awesome. I'm so impressed with all of you who can transform these pieces of furniture. Love the white. ~ Sarah
PS.
I plan to use the lavender poppy post next week for Alphabe-Thursday's Colors of the Rainbow Summer School. :-)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The coffee table looks really beautiful with the distressed white paint! I love it!

maría cecilia said...

A very pretty table, Bella, and a soooo much more pretty and wonderful redo in white painting!!!!! Really got lovely!!!
cariños

Elvira said...

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Liebe Grüße von Elvira aus Hamburg, Deutschland

Atelier de Charo said...

Love the redo, pretty in white!

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

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Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

You did a great job Bella, the coffee table is beautiful and it looks so much better in white.

Have a Great Day*

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

So lovely! As all your DIY projects.
You make me feel ashamed of the fact I have so many painting projects and can't go on with them...uhmmmm.
Hugs to you my dear friend

Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Bella! What a dramatic difference white makes! Your changes look beautiful! If you have more like this to come, you're going to feel like you've moved somewhere! Thanks for your nice comments--I wondered what you were up to! Jacqueline

Princesa Nadie said...

The end result is fantastic!I love it
You have got a pretty table
Hugs

Lavender said...

Lovely, just lovely!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Bella, The table really turned out great and the vintage silver tray looks nice sitting on top. It sure does look much nicer in white. Have a great day....Julian

rosarod said...

Hi Bella, I loved the transformation of the table! white is so beautiful for the romantic and delicate decoration and you're absolutely right, the silver along with expectacular is white! Rose marie blessings

Scrap for Joy said...

The table...oh gosh, the whole room is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s!

AshTreeCottage said...

Great job Bella! I like silver with white too.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Heaven's Walk - said...

LOL! I've said it many times before, and I'll say it again.....a slap of white paint makes everything look better. :) What a beautiful transformation, Bella! It really does make the room look bright and cheerful and much airier. The detailing and your distressing job on it is awesome, girl!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Patyclau said...

What a great job, it looks so different.

Hugs

Melissa said...

It looks fabulous - you are right - the detail is much more obvious in white.

gail said...

the table came out beautiful. and I love the slipcover. I've been looking for one like that.
gail
adventuresininnkeeping.blogspot.com

Lisa @ On Cloud Pink said...

New to your website and find it lovely and inspirational. I really love the elegant table transformation.

Toodlepeeps

Lisa

Carolyn said...

The table looks perfect in white and I love the slipcover too!
We are having a heat wave so I am just trying to stay cool.

Have a good weekend,
Carolyn

Dawn said...

looks amazing I still have furniture to be painted like this. love the finishe product

Love Dawn xx