Saturday, July 6, 2013

Legs, the long and short of it!

Just a quick post of a few recent tables projects with all sorts of cute legs!


Old sewing machine cabinets make really great bedside tables, especially with today's higher mattresses. This one was in pretty good shape, it just needed a fresh finish.


 I sanded just enough to knock down the gloss and painted with two coats of homemade chalk paint made with Sherwin Williams Antique White.


A light distressing and a coat of wipe on poly finished her up.


I cleaned up the pulls with Rub 'n Buff in Antique Gold.


I like to rub off enough of the Run 'n Buff to keep the look natural. If you put it on too uniformly, the hardware ends up looking a little too perfect.

And here are those nice long legs.




This next project is a little drop-leaf coffee table.


A simple pine table, but the dropped leaves add great versatility.


Again I mixed up some homemade chalk paint with a mix of leftover blue paint.


I glazed the top for a nice beachy feel.


 I still like Valspar's Clear Mixing Glaze. I just added a little white paint following the directions on the bottle. It's so easy to use.


Just brush it on with a sponge brush and wipe it off with a soft cloth. I keep a wet and dry cloth handy. If I don't like the look, I just wipe it off with the wet cloth and try again. Seriously, glazing is pretty foolproof!


A quick easy update!


And do you ever finish a quick project and then stand in your garage with a wet paint brush looking for something else to paint? Well that's pretty much how I ended up with two blue coffee tables and no before picture of this one!

I think she sports some cute curves!


And a little distressing make the curves even better!


Then I forgot to take after pictures before she got delivered to Main Street for our next tag sale. So here she is out on the porch!
Three quick easy updates. Don't you just love paint!

And oh my goodness, our summer tag sale is less than two weeks away! Preview posts coming soon!

I'm sharing with ...
Three Mango Seeds

27 comments:

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

all of the makeovers turned out so cute. Loved the curves on the last one.

Laurel Stephens said...

You will NOT believe this, but I made a quick stop at a yard sale I passed on my way home from hiking in the hills with Tucker this morning, and I bought a sewing machine table (sans sewing machine) that I thought would make a great bedside table with a coat of new paint! Hah! I don't know why I'm surprised because as you know, GREAT minds think alike.

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Nice work, love them all. I like using the glaze & Rub N Buff also!

Art and Sand said...

paint is amazing!

Love the squatty shape of the coffee table.

Susan D said...

Love them all!

Lisa said...

All of my favorite parts of furniture! Legs and curves! :) I also love sewing tables-wish I came across more of them. These all turned out so beautifully! I will have to try that glaze. ;)

Dawn said...

Love the drop leaf table it can be used in so many places.

NanaDiana said...

I love all three pieces, Sharon. That blue is a pretty color and I love that last piece's curves! Nice job, sistah!!!! xo Diana

GirlRural.com said...

I love the drop leaf coffee table. I just picked up a drop leaf table today. Love the color you chose!

LittleMyoo said...

I love them all! I'll take one of each. :)

-andi

Allison@FabRehab said...

Oh I love me some little tables!! You made all of them look fabulous!

Kara @ Petals to Picots Crochet said...

They both came out beautiful! What a difference!

Laurie said...

OK, it's time to do some projects I have waiting for me that I've been afraid to touch, what if they don't turn out! But I've loved all the furniture and instructions you've given, and feel confident now that I can. All three of your tables turned out beautiful! Hope I have the same luck Sharon!

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

they all look beautiful. lovely painting xx

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

they are all gorgeous, but i love the tall one! what is it about long legs on people and furniture that is always so glamorous and desirable!

Angela Ryder said...

They're wonderful! I love how paint can change a piece of furniture's personality!~~Ang

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

All great makeovers!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Yes, I love the power of paint and giving a new life to old items. All three pieces are now so fresh looking. Love the long legs on the sewing table too.

cindy the cottage chick said...

Ha! Glad I'm not the only one wandering around with wet paint brushes! I love the white glazing...I just did a desk that is a little too bright, but I don't want to dark wax/glaze it. Wonder if white might work? I might try dark on the back of one leg and white on the other...seeing yours, I'm leaning toward the white :)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

They all look beautiful, Sharon. :) Hope you had a great 4th. :)

Twice Nice said...

You've been busy! Love all of them, especially the legs on that sewing machine table, and the glaze on that table is gorgeous!!

Ali Richardson said...

I love all 3 of these! great job!

bj said...

Waaay too cute...I love these.
I'll come back later to link for Tues party....

Transformations By Jacqueline said...

Beautiful job!! I love each piece! Congrats and thanks for sharing...

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

I would never have thought to use a sewing cabinet for a side table. Hmmm....
Thanks for the glazing tips. Seriously I am not brave at trying these things so your tips are always so helpful and encouraging. Now, I just need to exercise a little 'bravery' and get a painting project going. [wink]

Gail Wilson said...

wow! what wonderful tables! The last one is my fav. Loving the color, and the glaze sounds too good to be true!

good luck getting ready for the sale!
gail

onlinephduk said...

I love what you have done with both of these tables. The legs on the first table are something amazing. I love homemade chalk paint idea. It turned out looking very good. Thank you for posting.


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