Sunday, March 27, 2011

Everything Old is New Again

I am finally ready to show some of my pieces of revamped furniture. I keep forgetting to take before pictures. Also I don't have a camera, my daughter is the family photographer and she's not always available when I need her (I'll be getting my own camera soon!)

The before picture was taken with a phone camera (not great quality). This is an "Ethan Allen" maple hutch with brass knobs.

"Mae"

I painted "Mae" a soft blue/green, distressed the finish and added white porcelain knobs.


This is a sofa table that was in my living room. When I first purchased the piece years ago, it had a light pine finish. I painted it black to make it feel a little more formal. I never felt like this table looked finished.

"Nora"

I painted the piece red and then distressed it. I was not going to go as far as I did, but when sanding the pine showed through and I liked the look. I kept sanding and glazing until the piece felt finished. Sometimes you don't know how the end product is going to turn out until it's done.

I am anxious to show more of my finished work. I am excited to start selling my pieces, that's why I have named them.

Also when I get my own camera, I can take more photos with different angles and close ups.


"Sadie" before her makeover. I'll show her finished in a few days.

What do you think?

I'm joining DebbieDoos Newbie Party please check it out.
I'm also joining Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuedays please take a look.










22 comments:

  1. Everything old is new again...I love that! All such great transformations. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party. Have fun.

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  2. Wow, they look great! I love the new colors you've chosen. You did a beautiful job on both pieces!

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  3. I Love love love what you've done!

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  4. Those are 3 beautiful girls! Love the color of Mae and can't wait to see the new Sadie.

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  5. I can tell that I need to get into redoing furniture sometime. It looks like so much fun. But I have so many things and people calling my name right now...☺

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  6. Love "Mae". She could come live at my house but I don't have any room!

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  7. They look amazing!! I am really lovin that hutch!! Martina

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  8. I love Mae!! That color is so adorable!!

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  9. These both look really great...looks like you have been real busy. Hop over and show them off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  10. Your pieces are fantastic! I know what you mean about not knowing until a specific moment when a project is done... but you've done great work!

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  11. Oh my goodnes Gayle! All three look great! I wish we lived closer, I want you to come help me paint up some great pieces like these!
    xoxo
    Caroline

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  12. Wow! I love that dresser! I love the satisfaction you feel when you make over a big piece like that! Those knobs are a lovely touch! I will look forward to the next 'after' pic! X

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  13. hiya visiting form debbies and following you now too x your work is great and i love the finishes you have done , you will have no problem selling them i am sure
    hope to see you at mine sometime soon
    xmaggiex

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  14. Hello! Great job on all the furniture! Found you from Debbiedo's party & am now a follower! Hope you will come by for a visit & follow back! Have a great day! Allison @ leomommyof4.blogspot.com :)

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  15. I love your blog, and all the pictures and projects. Great job. Found you from Debbiedoo's and now following. Hope you will come visit me.
    http://puddlejumpercreations.blogspot.com

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  16. What do I think??? I think you are super-talented!!

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  17. I would agree, your pieces do look great. Nice Job!!!! I have some pieces that could use a face lift too....want to come see me! It has been way to long! :)

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  18. Gorgeous pieces, love your makeover on the hutch!!! TYFS!! Many hugs! Tammy

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  19. Your work is beautiful! Love the table, and the dresser is an amazing piece. Can't wait to see what you do with it!
    Thanks for visiting Red Hen Home!

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  20. These are all wonderful pieces! You have a great eye, good work!

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  21. WWHHHAAAA!!!! I wish I could redo furniture!! It looks wonderful...and my Mom's name is Sadie *grin*.

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