Thursday, June 12, 2014

My first painting project!

Hi sweeties, a couple of weeks ago a good friend was moving and she wanted to downsize on what to take to her new home, she had beautiful vintage french furniture.....well being the good friend that I am I decided to help her get rid of some items....heehee....the pretty side table you see below I just had to scoop up.....:) she told me if I didn't want it she was going to put her in the trash....can you imagine...well I couldn't let that happen so home she came with me.......happy dance here......it was a dark wood color very pretty but I love light wood, so after a couple of days I just could not live with the dark brown anymore and decided to paint her.....I really am happy with how she turned out....




Now you can see her pretty details....sorry no before pic's ;( me



I gave her a couple of coats of white paint then gave her an antique glaze....





I highlighted her details with gold paint......



Now with the gold her details just pop......






Such yummy details....





Love how pretty she turned out!!





I really am happy with the way my pretty french side table turned out....wow what a little paint can do.....it sure was fun refinishing this sweet table, I think I just might have a new addiction....lol......I hope you like her as much as I do?

Have a great day friends~
Mari

16 comments:

Miss Rhea said...

Wow, cant believe she wanted to throw that away! Its beautiful Mari, you did a great job. Thank you SO much for your kind words my friend. It has been SO horrible, but Gods Grace has carried me every step. I miss him terribly, but look forward to when we can be together again :)

Hugs :) :)

Rhea

Victorian1885 said...

Beautiful job Mari! Watch out it is addictive... ; )

Wanda

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi there Mari! Yes, I am still around, just not so much on my blog anymore. Most days you will find me either on Facebook or on Instagram :) Fabulous job painting this table! I've got some painting projects that I will be working on soon...hope to have a new post to put up in about a month or so...transformation with our dining room :)

Take care sweet friend!!
xo Brenda

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Mari,
Can't believe YOU created such a treasure! WOW and WOW again. I am afraid your friend might want this gem back in a hurry!
Enjoy this new treasure and this is so rewarding when it turns out like that.
Hugs,
Mariette

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

You did a good job, Mari! It is beautiful! ♥ Jil

mariondee-designs said...

What a gorgeous little table. Can't believe she was going to throw it out. Lucky your for scoring it and you did such a wonderful job of painting it. I love the colours! take care, maryann

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Mari,
You my friend, have done a fantastic job! it looks beautiful.
Thank you for coming over to wish Jasper Happy birthday!
blessings,
Penny

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, you did a fabulous job! The gold gives it the perfect French touch. Love it!
Hugs,
Patti

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Mari, you are incredible and what a fabulous job you created with this gorgeous little table. It looks beautiful and is the perfect accent in your pretty home.
Hope you are doing well and looking forward to a great weekend for Father's Day.
Sending you big hugs my friend.
XOXO

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hey Mari!
It sure has been a long time since we chatted!
I hope all is good with you!
Oh my goodness it was going in the trash!! You did a fabulous make-over on it and its going to look gorgeoso in your beautiful home!!!
Take good care sweet lady!
Lynn
P.S.
I may post for my 2 year anniversary of being away from blogging in August - hehe

Deserae said...

Ohhhhhh my....she is just stunning!!!! I love how you painted her so the details really come alive now!!!! Great job :o)
~Des

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Mari, thank you so much for stopping by and your kind comment. So nice to come back over and see your gorgeous table redesign. It is so pretty and I bet you are really enjoying it.
How's the dining table coming along. Getting near to return home??

Have a great week my friend.
Hugs and Blessings

Mari said...

Dear Celeste, I'm still waiting on my dining room table, the person who is refinishing her has yet to call me so I could go take a look at how she is turning out!,, errrr it's so hard this waiting...lol...I'm just on pins and needles...lol...thanks for asking my sweet friend, I will let you know when I hear anything sweetie ;-)

Hugs~
Mari

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Mari, need to so catch up on your posts. I see you've been creating beautiful things. OMG what details, love how your little table turned out, simply gorgeous.

Blessing,
Marlene

Atelier de Charo said...

Hi Mari, what a beautiful table, you did a great job. Love it!!!

Big Hugs
Charo

mariondee-designs said...

I love it! You lucky girl scoring that! I would have jumped on it too. take care, Maryann