Showing posts with label coffee table. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coffee table. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Another coffee table makeover

Hello !  ( is it me you're looking for ? )

Ok before I type up this post - I have to tell you this -

I had this piece of hair ( bangs? ) that kept getting in my eyes all day - and I kept blowing it out of the way - finally I tried to clip it all back - but this hair kept falling into my eye - it was just a strand - just one single piece of hair - but it wasn't growing out of the top of my head.
It's happening - I'm becoming a witch - just waiting for a wart to sprout out on my nose..............

Here we go -
which wicked witch made a coffee table switch

This table is huge - think dining room table with short legs ...............seating for 8 easily

Perfect spot for a cauldron actually ( but alas it's not mine )

After cleaning it with TPS - this lady took 3 coats of paint

after 3 coats and finito !

a little sanding here

and there

 LOVE the " pitting " that was already on the table top

It now looks like the paint has worn off after many many decades of cleaning - updated but keeping the look of an older piece ( which it is NOT by the way  - this is clearly a reproduction piece )

Annie Sloan chalk paint - old white - 3 coats
Annie Sloan clear wax

And not only is it hard to get rid of things that I do - it's now getting hard to give things back things that don't even belong to me !!!!!!!!
It's far too big for this place and yet ...................
I want it LOL

Have a good day my pretties -
I've got some serious plucking to do

Much love


If I have to become a witch - I want to be her

not the one below ( sorry - most of you won't know this particular witch - but she's the premier of my province AND I don't like her OR her politics - which are so divisive that she has neighbors hating neighbors - family members arguing with family members - communities distancing themselves with communities.
People screaming at people on the streets to PARLE FRANCAIS - people screaming back - THIS IS CANADA - I'LL SPEAK ENGLISH IF I WANT - awful - really just an awful time in this province's history and very very heartbreaking to be a witness to it all.  Civic unrest is in the air.  People that once switched back and forth from either language now stubbornly refuse to speak the other.  It's like a modern day West Side Story - except without the choreography.
I know you have your problems in the States - but really - I'd take yours any day of the week over what's happening here right now.  We have an election in a couple of weeks - and though she's trying to make this a secular state ( no religious symbols allowed to be worn by government employees AND hoping employers will ban it in the private sectors too ) I can guarantee you there will be a LOT OF PRAYING going on for the next week or so - one big fat hell of a lot - that she's voted out of power.
She's the head of a Separatist party - hell bent on removing Quebec from Canada.
If people can't speak French it's their problem.
If people can't speak English it's their problem.
If people want to wear a cross - or a scarf - or a kippah it shouldn't be any of the governments
Other then the garb that covers the complete body and face - for safety purposes - I could care less what people wear or believe.
It's a different world now - something a lot of people have a very difficult time with - but until we learn to embrace the new way - we are hell bent to live one miserable existance.
I don't see such a difference in a government that MAKES people wear religious symbols - and a government that MAKES them take it off.
You can't - you simply cannot - leglislate RESPECT - you have to earn it Madame -
Ask Putin .........................

I may or may not be arrested for calling her a witch in English instead of French - so this next sentence is for her

MADAME MAROIS - VOUS ETES UNE SORCIERE  (by law - all French words have to be larger than English words - think I'm joking?  )

I'm counting on all of you guys bailing me out - if and when I'm arrested for this  ( think I'm joking? )

In the meantime - I'm working on a musical - entitled, what else?
QUEBEC - THE MUSICAL..............
I wonder if these guys are still available?

And if I have any Separatists that follow me - and who may be offended by this - well you can simply
SEPARATE from my blog - no referendum required to do so.

Please keep in mind this is not about French People - or English People - this is about a government and the percentage of people who voted them in.  The French and English - for the most part - get along incredibly well - there are many many French people in my world whom I love dearly -
The Government?
Not so much

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Shabby Chic Coffee Table!

Good mornin' - Good mornin'
rainbows are shining through
Good Mornin'
Beunos Dias
to you!!!

I'm posting this because I feel bad that I haven't shown a furniture makeover
in awhile - and Dee asked me what was going on ( slave driver ) 
So I'm still only going to announce the winner on Monday 
  I'm out the door in a few minutes,
if that's ok with you ( she asked, wondering what she would do exactly if you said it wasn't) 

Ready to see what a little paint, Gel Transfer and an image from the Graphics Fairy can do to a boring dated table?
Okay - then I'll show you

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                                                                                TA DA!!!!!!!!!

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French Shabby Chic - I feel like having une petite morceau de chocolat .....................

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Crazy day tomorrow - and Saturday - and Sunday - and Monday - and - well you get the picture -
BUT - doing what I love to do - so it's okay.

Winner and tutorial Monday morning :)

Have a great Friday all!

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

And I'd like to keep this too, please

Well the disorder continues - day after day - without any sign of abating whatsoever -
Is there medication for this?
I don't think there's any in Canada - but maybe you guys have something in the States 
that can help me out?  We could smuggle it in with a can of ASCP and no on would be the wiser..................

Ok on to today's post.

Remember this beauty?

And this is really where I sometimes get too smug and think I'm some kind of pro or something - the visions are flying around in my head and the excitement starts to build and I'm practically doing a happy dance all over the place.  Who do I think I am?  Really?  I'm just a " Suzan "............and every now and then things happen to remind me of that. 
I wanted to do a reverse stecilled table top on this - like I did with the Anne of Green Gables dresser - with different shades of grays - 
In comes one tin of Martha Stewart oops paint - a beautiful charcoal gray - now keep in mind I really only at this point use ASCP - so.......................completely not thinking I paint the entire surface with this beautiful paint WITHOUT PRIMING OR SANDING - because that's something I so rarely have to do anymore.

doesn't the contrast against the white look pretty?
Next I painstakingly applied the floral stickers.......................

than painted over the entire surface with Paris Grey ( annie sloan ) 
then very very carefully peeled away the stickers to reveal this

and this

OMG - really Suzan?
Can you really be that stupid?
You betcha!

John says - What now?
Suzan says - Before you come in - I'm warning you that if you shake your head and tell me " I told you so "
I'll completely break down into uncontrollable tears - DO NOT COME HERE UNTIL YOU PROMISE ME YOU'LL HELP ME OUT WITHOUT A SCENE
John says - I think you're overreacting ( but he can sense my despair and very kindly says ) anything can be fixed ( which is NOT his typical response btw ) 
Suzan says - Ok come in - you're simply the best you know - I don't know what I would
John interrupts - What the hell happened here?
Suzan says - I didn't prime the table so the paint didn't take
John says - Well I don't understand - why would you skip such a crucial step?
Suzan says - I messed up - it happens you know - I'm not perfect 
John says - Why the hell do you always have to go one step too far anyway - what's with the flowers - if I've told you once I've told
Suzan interrupts - YOU MADE A PROMISE - ok get out - with my finger pointing out of the room - 
John says - You know you're getting an artist's temperment, you know that right?
Suzan says - I'm NOT an artist, I'm just a " Suzan "
John says - ok - what do you want me to do?
Suzan says - Could you sand the entire surface down for me honey bunny schnookums?
John says - I'm getting fed up of this - it's happening too often - I just wish you'd THINK before you start these projects....................FLOWERS DON'T BELONG ON COFFEE TABLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do your blogger friends know where you keep the sander? No I didn't think so!  You don't tell them that I have to crawl under the dining room table to a box you keep under there and dig through it to find the sander, do you? You don't tell them I crack my head every single time, do you?  

Thank God he doesn't read my blog - because he would kill me if he knew I posted this photo LOL
But because he really is simply the best - he took it outside and sanded the top down - brought it back in - plunked it down in front of me and

John says - Here you go Picasso, a blank canvas - please, though, keep all things botanical off of it.

So - starting all over again - it's gonna be rough - so rough - but we're gonna make it

Agghhh - get that bloody flower away from me - I'm sickened by it now
This time I painted the top with COCO ascp - and the base in Behr "paint and primer in one"
and left some of the details peeking through

Then I applied dark wax to the top and buffed and buffed and buffed until I had this

Suzan says - I'd like to keep this - it fits in our living room better then the one we have now
John says - Oh please don't start this again Suzan
Suzan says - Well I'll just sell the one we have for the same price I would have asked for this one - no difference is there

So - now this one is for sell lol

Far too big and chunky for this small room ( thank god we no longer have a basement - because it would stay as well ) 

Stay tuned for the next disaster I had last week - you won't believe it!

Meanwhile I'm going to sit on the chair - with a good book - and a cup of tea - and put my feet up on this

Have a great supercalifragilisticispialidocious kind of Sunday

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