Monday, September 17, 2012

This Table's Better in Stripes

Most of the time, refinishing furniture is very satisfying.  Sometimes it's down right exciting.  Like when a piece turns out better than expected.  When it takes on a life of its own and goes beyond what you had planned.

This is the story of a table like that!  I found this table at a flea market a few months ago.

Great lines, good bones... I can do something with this.

I've been in a black and white mode lately (wait 'til you see the dresser I've just finished) and decided to take this one a different direction than my usual stained-top-painted-base combo.

So I taped off the top and painted stripes!

But this girl's a sucker for color!  So I grabbed my favorite Provence and gave the base two coats.


See how he's smiling?  He loves his new look!


I distressed and then waxed with clear wax and then dark wax.


I'm smiling, too!  WAY better!!


*wink*


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32 comments:

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a great table! Fantastic job! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Mod Vintage. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-15.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Vintage Prairie Style said...

so pretty, you did a great job!
keya

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, Cyndi! I love the black and white stripes on the top! Love the Provence on the base, too. It's got a wonderful whimsical look to it.

Katie said...

You did a great job on this!!!!

Suzanne said...

He's adorable.

Mary said...

Your table came out great! Love the stripes.

Katies Life Ever After said...

New friend from Ginger Snap's party! I love your table - the word Stripes drew me in! I love old furniture too... If my hubby didn't mind, I'd have a garage full of pieces to paint! Love it:) Come visit if you get a free moment. Best, Katie

Christie said...

Love the graphic look of this traditional table! He is handsome;) would love for you to join My Monday Muse at Carter's Cottage.
Have a great day & can't wait to see the dresser!

Feral Turtle said...

Great table and you made it better! Good job!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

LOVE this combo! the stripes and the aqua base are awesome together!

suzyq said...

Gorgeous redo!!! I love stipes and you knocked this out of the park!
Hugs,
Suzan

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Absolutely amazing! Looks beautiful with stripes.

tattered elegance said...

beautiful!!!

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

He's so lovely now! Love the Provence colour, and the stripes are fabulous. What a great job!
Tuula :)

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Oh wow, I love the stripes! You did a great job. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

House Crazy in Michigan! said...

What a great before and after. Love those stripes, and I'm getting inspired to try painting some myself.

I would never have through those colors would look good together, but they do. Kudos!

Small House / Big Sky Donna
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Allison@FabRehab said...

I absolutely LOVE this little table!! NIce job!

Randi said...

Found your site through the It's Overflowing link party. LOVE this table! The stripes are great!

Furniture Refinishing Portland Oregon said...

Great refinishing projects. Looking forward to see more!

Kei said...

That looks great! The stripes give it more of a fun and unusual appearance but keep it looking stylish at the same time. Awesome job!

The Thrifty Challenge said...

This makeover looks incredible. I love striped top , what a wonderful job you did. I now feel all inspired to try painting some of my own furniture with a few stripes.

Honey at 2805 said...

What a neat transformation! Lovely those stripes! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

Lynette said...

LOVE it! I am a black & white kind of girl myself!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

An incredible transformation, and you did a really beautiful job! Loving the stripes. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the colors and the stripes. This will be one of the features at Wow this week. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh pretty! I love the stripes!

Judy said...

I just love your table. I will be featuring it tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

Cyndi, Love this table, the stripes and the blue is just a perfect combination..the before was surely dull but the after pure style.

Jane said...

Wow! I love browsing your booth at Classic Collections! And you're a celebrity - featured everywhere! Great job, Cyndi. So glad to find your blog and am your newest follower.

Sherry said...

So cute! Looks nautical! Love it! Thank you for joining HSH!
Sherry

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

I love the stripes with that color on the base.

gail

Good Time Charlie said...

This is so cute! I am pinning this, and featuring it tomorrow at my party. Thank you so much for sharing! -K