Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ashleigh's Table

 After doing a few projects for friends and constantly posting about my own on facebook, I got a call from another friend about a project. Ashleigh had this computer armoire that didn't quite live up to what she wanted, so she asked me for some advice. We ended up meeting at her house to talk about it and one piece of furniture slowly escalated into several! Yay for me, but it would definitely keep me busy for quite some time! After we had discussed all the pieces up for makeovers, she decided she wanted her dining table done first. So, I picked colors and all decisions were made very quickly and very easily. We were clicking right along. The table is a big one 80"L x 39.5"W x 32H leaves. After a much needed trip to Vegas with the hubby and some awesome friends (Yay again!), it was back home and time to get started on this project. My very awesome husband went with me to pick up the table and get it into our garage. This is the table the night I brought it home


This is what I call a gorgeous piece of furniture! The lines of this table are just about perfection to me. I love the chunky size and the turned legs. I love the farmhouse appeal and the nice solid top. But, it needed some love. The red paint is faded and not the direction Ashleigh was wanting to go. First things first! I filled gouges and cracks and glued the apron back in a couple of places and for a while I had a lovely polka dotted table

Fabulous huh ;) A necessary step to get to where I wanted to be though.There was a lot of sanding involved and then more sanding involved after I did a primer coat. But finally I got to the fun part. The table was painted it's final colors and ready for it's new decorative accents. It looked pretty terrific just like this

But, as you can see it has more plans ahead! This is when my heart started pounding like crazy and my stomach started churning. Could I do this? Would it look okay? How much bleeding would there be under the tape? It's so high contrast, this could go so wrong so extremely fast! So I dove in and just went for it, with a really steady hand by the way.

I was scared to death! But the paint had to dry for 6 hours before I could do the second coat and check my tapes. Argh!!!! So immediately after the second coat, I very painstakingly took off the tapes.

Would you look at that!!! Yes, three exclamation points on that because it is the best paint line EVER! I started breathing again finally, it had been a while! This is the finished product and it is so awesome. Ashleigh was thrilled. It's always good to have a happy customer! Now for the next piece :)


  1. This is absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing. You have me thinking where I can use a black and white piece of furniture now. :)