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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sofa Table

It has been a busy week. Just getting back to the swing of things and now I am getting ready to leave again! This time Vegas baby!! My travel has started and I am excited!! Although traveling is fun, I still have to work in between.

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I love showing you this project because I want you to see how one little detail can change the whole look of this piece.

I painted a sofa table that is so pretty I would hate to hid it behind one. I think it would make a great laptop desk too.


This sofa table is a solid piece of wood with nice lines but a little plain for me.
I painted it in Annie Sloan Provence and Paris Grey. I used the dark wax to give the grey some grain effect. I used clear on the top.



The before shows the wood grain and color. I knew it had potential. After I painted it though, it was just too boring.


That is where these little babies came in handy, I was at Hobby Lobby and saw these in the clearance section. I thought it would make a great applique for my furniture. YES...they are for drapery. The wooden ones you buy can get pricey...so why not these?

Who says you can't use these for other things? Think outside the box. It is so much fun to use something that is meant for one thing, for another purpose.

That is what I did in this case. It was just what the piece needed.


One was all that was needed. It became a focal point.


I was going to paint over it but I think the silver gave it a little shine and complimented the colors.


I put my little blue chair with it to take the photo and I thought it looked great as a desk.


Remember it is always in the details! It is a far cry from the before picture.

What do you have lying around that can be used as a "detail" piece? I hope this made you think about it!

I can't believe we are in May already!! Time sure does fly! Thanks for being here!

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13 comments:

Donna said...

Have fun in Vegas !!! The table is great ...don't you just love finding something that works for something it's not intended for !! I still haven't done my painting yet on my table ..getting ready too soon!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your sofa table, how fun and the embellishment is just perfect. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing.
http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/04/162nd-inspire-me-tuesday.html
Hugs, Marty

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Celestina Marie said...

Hi Deneen,
I love this sofa table. The color and the embellishment are perfect.
I painted a few tables very similar when I had my booth space. They are wonderful for small desks with a chair. You do incredible work!!
Have fun in Vegas!!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Little Miss Maggie said...

Great makeover. I love that applique. The perfect finishing touch.

Katie said...

LOVE your sofa table makeover!!! Love the color you chose for the table top!

DJAjewels said...

Beautiful transformation. The knob from Hobby Lobby was a great final touch!

Irene

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Deneen, your sofa table turned out so beautifully! I love the color combination! I'm coveting your "Sunshine on a Stem" container. It's the perfect compliment to the yellow flowers and the blue paint on the sofa table!

Jenn

20 North Ora said...

Deneen - What a great job you did on that sofa table! Really a wonderful transformation.

Judy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Beautiful transformation and you are so right, one little detail makes all the difference!!

Carol

Lesley said...

So...the sofa table is gorgeous of course...but I gotta tell you... I am drooling over that darn bucket with the sunflowers on it. LOL

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Well that just turned out awesome! Clever girl to see a focal piece in that Hobby Lobby clearance item! Great project!

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