Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Whimsical Makeover: The Small Item Edition

School is out, the garage is clean and I am in full painting mode.
This week I began working on a few small "tuckable" items to take out to All Things Art Studio in Geneva, Illinois.

I started with this sweet little table and chair set. They don't technically match but they both have curvy features and an interesting carved design.  The scale of each works nicely together so I decided that they would become buddies.

I haven't painted in Old White lately and I was dying to do something clean and bright. I love how the dark wood brings out the character in the carvings. I also chose to do a very basic fabric on the seat. It is a beautiful grass cloth-like fabric. 


Then I moved on to this little side table:
Cute table right? Well, it felt like someone had stuck contact paper to the top. It was sticky and textured.  I stripped the top and decided to mimic a parlor table I had done in the past. I used my trusty old French Linen paired with Versailles.
I love how it turned out:


I will be taking these items to All Things Art Studio tomorrow. They will be for sale through Erin or contact me.


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20 comments:

  1. Love, love! I have a few pieces to do...these look great.
    Amanda

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  2. Both pieces turned out great! Love the detail!

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  3. I love all three pieces. I would love for you to share these at Restyled Sundays going on now.
    I never met a piece of furniture I wouldn't paint!

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  4. Love how they turned out. And the little table and chair look like they were destined to be paired up together!

    :)

    Linda

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  5. These turned out so lovely! I adore the chair and table set... those totally go together after being painted. :) I'm about to redo a little round table for my son's room- I just haven't decided what to do yet. :)
    I hope you'll stop by sometime- I throw a linky party every Monday.
    Have a fantastic week!
    -Melissa

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  6. wonderful job....and you had the vision...they look so good together...the little table sweet.

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  7. These are very sweet pieces you transformed. I'm sure they'll be snatched up quickly by some lucky person.
    Mary Alice

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  8. LOOOVE that little gray table! It's all great, but that one is just adorable!
    -Revi

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  9. Beautiful pieces, Laura, but I just adore that little grey table! Love the two colors and the graphic you did on the top.

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  10. All your pieces have such pretty details - so pretty!

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  11. Those look just like my chairs I did a couple months ago!
    http://btweenblueandyellow.blogspot.com/2012/04/chair-set-lesson.html

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  12. i love them all- but that chair is the sweetest! love it!

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  13. I love working with tables. Your pieces turned out to have a lot of personality. Love the white distressed look! Came over from Primp.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  14. This looks great!!! See you at My Dream Canvas :) Have a great day! Anu

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  15. Those pieces all look wonderful. How cool that the chair and table go together so well.

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  16. These pieces are just great. Youd did such a great job on all of them I love the one with the stencil I saw you MMS.

    Cynthia

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  17. CUTE! I love em all! I’d love it if you’d link up to TA-DA TUESDAY <3 from your newest follower I’d be delighted if you’d follow back!
    ~Misty
    413 Sparrow Lane

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  18. oh my they are all so pretty ...great job on the painting...wish I lived near!

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  19. You did a great job. These kinds of projects are fun, easy and fast and I love doing them two...in-between the big jobs.

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