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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Nesting Bird Side Table

I have really enjoyed painting outside the last couple of days. The weather in Tennessee has been beautiful. A nice change from all the horrible storms that came through a few weeks ago.

One of the pieces I did was an old side table. I actually had an idea in mind when I came across some awesome knobs on clearance. You know I love knobs. I think is is quite the obsession! If I like them and they are reasonable I will buy them before I have something to put it on as in this case.

I have been decorating for spring and just finished my Spring Mantle. I remembered buying some little bird knobs. I just fell in love with them. They are so cute!

So I pulled out this side table.


Very boring but has some nice lines to it. I like the glass doors. So as I was trying to decide what to do with this, the only thing I knew for sure is what knobs I wanted.

I then decided to break the glass out. Oh yes I did!!!


Funny when you want things to break it is much harder then it looks and it doesn't always break the first time. After repeated blows of the hammer, it came crashing through. Remember to use safety glasses when breaking glass! It is also good to have gloves on to remove it. This came out pretty clean so it wasn't hard to remove.

I painted it Duck Egg. I then applied some chicken wire to the area where the glass came out. It kinda went with the overall look I wanted. Then I came across a big problem. The pulls I wanted to use didn't work together. They were too big side by side.
The doors would not open and close right. BUMMER!

So back to the drawing board. Well that's what I thought until I cam up with another idea.

I decided to fill one of the holes with wood putty. This allowed one of the pulls to be used. I worked perfectly too because there was a magnetic piece to hold the doors shut.


Isn't she just adorable? It just works so well with this piece. It makes me happy just to look at it.


I added both clear and dark wax to a lightly distressed look.


It just feels like spring to me. What about you? Tell me what you think!!

What would you have done with it? I think it is fun to let the knob piece speak to you!

Before



After
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23 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so so cute! i love it and love the knob!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Oh my gosh ~ it's beautiful!!!
I love the way you put the chicken wire on the door fronts and that knob just makes the piece!!!
You are so talented!!!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

I love the makeover you gave this piece, Deneen!! The paint, the chicken wire, the knob... they mesh super well together. And, um, you might want to also wear *shoes* when you break glass. lol!!! Beautiful project, my friend!

Pascale said...

Great job, I realy love it. The knob is also great.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Ooops! I should have cropped that lol! I am a barefoot gal! You caught me!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Thanks so much!

Maureen said...

Looks much better! It's amazing what good bones and little 'make-up' can do.

A Few Pennies said...

Love the new paint color; and you are right about the chicken wire; it really made that piece stand out--lovely!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

It makes me happy lookin' at it too!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Thanks Maureen!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

I have to sit with a piece and feel what it it is saying to me. The chicken wire was a must! Thanks for visiting!

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

I love this piece, it turned out beautiful!
-Kim :)

Dear Emmeline said...

Love it! We ripped glass out too (from a china cabinet) and replaced it with mesh screening to give it a farmhouse style look! Check it out. :) http://dearemmeline.blogspot.com/2012/03/china-cabinet-turned-farmhouse-style.html

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Lovin this :) The chicken wire really sets it off. NICE.

Elisa said...

This is adorable - I love the knob - it's the perfect compliment to the finish! Just perfect.

Twice Nice said...

Darling knob. I love everything about this piece!

Yby5 said...

So sweet...love the color (which I too love using). The chicken wire totally makes the piece-excellent job!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

It is one of my favorites! I feel just those little elements really transform the piece. Thank you so much for your sweet comment and please visit again!

Debbiedoo's said...

Hi Deneen! I miss ya girl. You always have had so many cool projects to share. this being one of them. LOVE it. Thanks for sharing with the reunion party. Keep up the great job you are doing. Oh if you could just add that you are joining my reunion party that would be great. You may have graduates that come visit you and they would love to get in on it too.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

It came out darling! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Erika . . . with a K said...

I love the color but really the bird is the PERFECT touch! Lovely.
Stopping by from Debbiedoos! have a nice weekend.

michele said...

sighhhhhh. soaking up the inspiration.

come visit anytime--great giveaway right here: http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-giveaway.html

smiles.

michele

Claire said...

Hi-Just wanted to let you know I featured this table on my blog today!