Thursday, November 7, 2013

My slump is over?!? Cute little side table will make some little girl so happy:)

It's been awhile since I've posted anything, mainly because I didn't have much to write about and also because I haven't been very motivated! No reason, just think I'm burned out a bit, but I really can't afford to be burned out, I have so much to do!

I have had projects sitting around here for months but I just couldn't get myself in gear to do anything. It's time I get them done and then I can get lazy! Haha! It's just be something else!

I have several things that I want to sell on Etsy and it's the perfect time..........before the holidays.

I finished a little table that has been sitting in my office all summer. I started it in the spring I think, and I would work on it from time to time. It was one that I had in my home as a little side table but I didn't need it any more so I decided to paint it up for a little girls room and sell it on Etsy.


When I bought this little table I just used it to set a lamp on in the sunroom



I liked it because it was a bit rustic looking, I painted it antique white and it suited me just fine, but if I were to paint it to sit in a little girls room I had to make it look prettier so I removed the veneer that was a bit damaged




And I filled in all the nail holes and cut marks that were in the top of the table. I filled them with Dap and sanded it down



It did a great job of filling them in



This table has a cute little pull out for writing on:)


 Now it was ready to paint:

First I gave the whole thing a fresh coat of Antique White, then I started the fun part! I chose to paint flowers on the top to serve as a little "doily" to sit a little lamp on. I made a video of the whole process to show how anyone can do this, if I learn how to post them to my blog I would be in 7th heaven:(

What I did was print off the design from the computer (normally I would just draw it myself but this was suppose to show you how YOU could do it if you are the one who declares they can't draw a straight line:) Then I found the placement on the table and used carbon paper to draw the design on. The next step is to paint it, simple really, and I hope to learn how to upload videos so I can actually show the process.

I think it turned out so cute!



I also painted flowers on the second shelf so it didn't look so plain






I just use craft paint to paint my design

I think some little girl will be happy to have this cute little table sitting next to her bed.......what do you think?

7 comments:

  1. Love the colors displayed here!! Thanks for showing how you did that, as now I have a clue!! Again, Love it!!

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  2. No problem Kim! That's why I do this..............I would love to help others find their creativity!!

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  3. Adorable makeover! I have one of those tables sitting underneath my basement steps - you just inspired me to wipe off the dust and do something with it. I found you over at the Furniture Feature Friday Party.
    Marie@InteriorFrugalista

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  5. Thanks Marie! One of my favorite things to do is to paint children's furniture and murals. I have done several murals for my grand children's rooms

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  6. I wish I had a place for that table in my home, Rhonda! It's darling! I'm also happy you've got your mojo back; I've missed reading your blog. :)

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  7. Thanks Nancy:) I know, I think I just got burnt out a bit and needed to take a break:) I think I'm ready to go again though. What about you, I miss reading your blog as well:)

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