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Saturday, January 21, 2012

LET THE SUNSHINE IN

I had an ottoman in front of my couch that I refinished. It was ok, but never what I really wanted.



Meh. Blah. If you look under Diego's paw, you can see where I accidently sliced thru the top of the table with my exacto knife while making Abby Sue's light covers. Ooops. Time to check kijiji.

I saw an ad for 2 end tables and a coffee table for $45. I really am too cheap to pay that, but I called the lady and asked if I could get them. She lived close by and said I could come after work that day. Well, we got a major snow storm and I couldn't make it. Then I got busy and 2 weeks went by. I guess she really wanted to get rid of them, because the next thing I know, they are on kijiji again, at a reduced price of $30. I called (from a different phone so she wouldn't know it was me) and asked if she would take $20. We came to an agreement on $25 and I was there in a flash. Look at these beauties



The table was scratched, but needed to be sanded down anyways. I have been seeing yellow tables everywhere, but I knew I would have to convince John of that colour. I ended up going with a Martha Stewart colour called Sunshine. Boy, was it bright when I started painting


Too bright for my liking. Not to mention that I ran out of paint before I even started the top! Too cheap to buy more paint, I used a can of rustoleum yellow that I had left over from Abby Sue's artwork. I painted the top with the brighter yellow, then showed John the table (with sunglasses, of course). John, being a guy, said "ok" and went to the couch to wait Sports Desk. I started sanding.


I loved how the brown came thru and contrasted with the yellow. However, it was still way too bright for my liking. Off to Walmart to buy some walnut stain. Here's where it started to get beautiful.





I love it. I put 4 coats of varathane on it so it won't get ruined and put it in the living room.





What a nice, bright colour to add to my room. Next up, the end tables. I need new lamps too, but they are for another day - unless I get sidetracked by something else. Which is probably a sure bet.

Anybody else loving splashes of colour through the house?


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17 comments:

  1. What a deal! I love the yellow and the distressing looks awesome!

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    1. Thanks Megan. When I started the distressing, I was so worried that I had ruined it. But the more you continue, the greater it looks. I love it. Keep staring at it and smiling.

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  2. Working up to splashes of color!... LOL

    Did you John (hub?) like the color? I think it's SMASHING!

    Visiting from DIY Home Sweet Home linky party and thanks for sharing :D
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

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    1. He actually really likes it - which I didn't expect. End tables - here I come!!

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  3. I love the color you used! I was just thinking about doing a dresser in a great yellow! You've inspired me...thanks!

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  4. Do it - you won't regret it. Take a peek at my art table for my daughter. It is bright, bright blue and I love it too!!! Blah walls = splashes of colour everywhere else!

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  5. I think it looks fantastic! I love having a pop of color in your room. I used the same color to paint a chair and I love it. It just makes me smile, it's so bright and cheery. Great job!

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    1. I probably got jealous looking at your chair and decided I wanted yellow too!! I look at so many things and just salivate at the colours. I love my bright blue desk as well. Thank god hubby doesn't care.

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  6. I love the pop of color! You should join me for Handmade 52! http://raisingoranges.blogspot.com/2012/01/handmade-52-3.html

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  7. I am on my way over to check it out. Thanks for visiting.

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  8. Love your "new" coffee table! :) such a sunny bright color!
    gail

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    1. Thanks Gail. I love my "new" table too. It is amazing what some paint and elbow grease will do. Now just to get the rest of the room that sunny

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    1. Thanks Lesley. That is such a compliment to me.

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  10. I am a huge fan of yellow! I have a yellow coffee table too! Nicely done! Thanks so much for joining the party! Hope to see you often!

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    1. It is either an I love it or hate it colour, isn't it? I am going to do the end tables a lighter shade so it doesn't overpower the room, or make them too matchy-matchy. Thanks for visiting and even more for hosting the party!

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