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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday: Drab to Shab

Finally, some sunshine around these parts! The rain has been keeping me from doing any outdoor projects and I finally got the chance to finish one up this weekend. I was itching to re-do a piece of furniture, and the only candidate I currently own was this little side table in the dining room:

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The top had seen better days, and it was in need of refinishing or paint.

IMG_2710I decided to paint and distress this little table to match the other two shabby pieces in the room.

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So first we painted the table using our handy pneumatic paint gun.  It was our first time using it, so things got a little messy, but we eventually figured it out!

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One more look at the before:

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and after:

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I think I’ll still do a little more distressing in a few spots but overall I think I’m liking the new look.  This little re-do satisfies my craving for change for now!  What do you think?

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31 comments:

  1. I like it as is (but of course you can distress it more if you like :-)). Great job!
    PK @ ROOM REMIX

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  2. I think it looks really nice! We are redoing our bathroom, and now I'm itching for it to be done!!!

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  3. ohhh very nice - love the lighter color & the distressing....well done!

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  4. Wow, turn out so shabby chic ! Great job !
    Kammy

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  5. I really want one of those paint guns. I think it would make life so much easier, particularly since I need to paint two deminlune cabinets and a game table. You really have been busy with distressing, and they look professionally done.

    Happy Met Monday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  6. Gorgeous work! Don't you just love using a spray gun? The finish is so much better and it's so much faster. Great makeover.

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  7. Oh, it looks just wonderful and will go so well with the other pieces. You did a fabulous job. Hugs, Marty

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  8. I am loving the work you did on the table! I also envy you of your paint gun;)

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  9. The table looks great...love the distressing and great match with your other pieces.
    Jane

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  10. Great new look! I love all the distressing you have done to this piece! I found 2 tables similar to this but they have the added shelf that is a bit smaller then bottom round. Can't wait to get them painted!

    blessings
    mary

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  11. You did a great job, it is not an easy thing, I have tried and failed a couple of times, you did it perfectly, I am a new follower of yours and I will return, come for a visit..

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  12. Your little table looks great. I just love the distressing. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I think it looks awesome. What a beautiful transformation. Great job!

    Roeshel

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  14. I have seen these beautiful types of paint transformations and never tried yet! This post was very motivating...I want to try one. :D Well done!! I'm impressed with how you distressed it too.

    Happy Met Monday!
    http://www.mooreminutes.com/2009/10/walls-wrapped-in-charm.html

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  15. It looks amazing! You did such a great job. I love it.

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  16. Looks great! It's hard to know where to start and where to stop on the sanding isn't it?! I really need to sand more on the distressed table I did.

    I have a linky party and a plea for help at my place, care to stop by:http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-bedroom-conundrum.html

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  17. I think I am liking it , but I think I would have liked the distressed part to be a little lighter....I am not sure--I am used to distressing from kiddies! They can do a job on stuff.

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  18. Fun and good job, I think it looks good now!
    Linda Q

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  19. Great new look... It looks wonderful...
    xoxo
    Julie

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  20. Wow. That looks great, I'm sure it's perfect with the other gorgeous pieces you pictured. Thanks for linking up!

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  21. Look gorgeous, great job on the paint and distressing.

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  22. Really like the table transformation! Jackie

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  23. Ah...so much better. I love me some distressed white furniture. I'm a new follower :o) Great blog.
    peace.

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  24. Thanks for linking up to my party. I just love that little table. Nice job!

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