Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Whimsical Makeover: The Formal Side Table Edition

I have been dying to paint one of the pieces from my "pick your paint" selection on Facebook. However, I am practicing being patient. So I let it sit on there for a few weeks and then finally I couldn't take it anymore!

Here is the before picture:
 It is a little dark but has amazing curves and detail. This is a piece that a furniture painter will dream about. However, I wasn't quite sure what colors to go with. I had a new can of Graphite but that seemed too dark for this little piece. So I went to my trusty friend, Pinterest, a became inspired by a piece from Northern Nesting. I love being inspired by others. However, it is extremely important to recognize the source of your inspiration. Please visit her and tell her I sent you.

This beautiful piece is a combination of Coco and Old Ochre. I love the light use of dark wax as well.


Well...here is my interpretation of this same color combination:



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16 comments:

  1. What a sweet little piece- great job! I haven't used Coco yet, but this color combo is gorgeous.

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  2. Your piece has great shape and I like the new paint combo. Martina does beautiful work too.

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  3. What a great transformation!Love the colors.It really is a beautiful piece!
    ((Hugs))
    Anne

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  4. Love this combo - I wouldn't have thought of coco and old ochre, but is lovely together. Great job!

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  5. WOW , Just beautiful !!Nice combo of colours

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  6. This transformation on the piece is wonderful, it changed a lot and for good, what a great job, it looks very charming.

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  7. I love the colour combination, can't wait to try it. I just did two chairs in paris grey and duck egg blue and I love how they turned out. Now I have a new combination to try. thanks I love your finished product, it looks amazing. hugs Tobey

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  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Beautiful job! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Mod Vintage. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party today at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  9. So beautiful! I love that you painted the details white, makes them really pop. Great work :)

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  10. So pretty! I have an end table with similar detailing that I've put off painting b/c I didn't want it to just be white. Think I may be stealing your color combo for it. :)

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  11. that is one stunning nightstand! i love the shape and details and the paint just makes it all pop!

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  12. Great color combo and beautiful makeover job on a sweet little table! Thanks so much for sharing! I look forward to pinning this one!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  13. Beautiful, Laura! I love how the details stand out in the Old Ochre! This turned out really good. I just did a small accent table in those same colors, but I think because it didn't have much detailing going for it, it made me not care for the Coco. I'll have to try it again on something else.

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  14. Hi there! LOVE this! We have a lot in common with our styles! Yum! Feel free to follow me too on Facebook or on my blog or both! I am definitely a new follower aaaaand I will, too, be having a giveaway really soon! Maybe we can advertise for one another! I will have to look you up on FB! Can't wait to see more from you!

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