Sorry so late in the day, but I wanted to get this up since I said I would have a post and I'm so darn tooting excited about it.
All but one set of our furniture has been hand-me downs, some good others...not so much. Anyways it all served its function. This last set we currently have is our new to me set, and.....I hate it. There I said it. I really do, but I'm stuck with it for a while. A LONG while. Except the tables I can change those babies out one at a time and I have. The two end tables I have done nothing to, they were and are perfect. The coffee table was ok and it would have sufficed but I wanted color. I've always been the 'play it safe with nuetrals' gal but has I'm getting older I'm starting to realize that my tastes are changing, or maybe they've always been there I just followed others lead and wouldn't speak up because it wasn't concurrent with others views. I'd bank on the latter of the two. Plus it was 1980's Goodwill special, the bones, structure and texture are spectacular. I forgot to take before pictures of the actual table but I found one that had the same finish. Mine is a little different, the bottom is just like the top and add some brass balls (no commentary from the peanut gallery - I already giggled like a 5th grade school girl when I wrote it, lol to the 10th degree).
Anyways, I bought the most FABULOUS Joel Dewberry fabric from his Deer Valley collection, for living room draperies. Oh My Word y'all these have some color, now I just have to make them but I got about 2 months before I'll have had the fabric for a year so I kinda feel ahead of schedule, HA! I wanted the table to match the aqua green in it so I took it to my ever so helpful Lowe's (not I'm not getting paid to endorse them they are just the most helpful of the two chain and the one sorta independant home improvement stores around us), and had them color match it. I was in luck and got the lady with years of paint experience and matching since cloth is uber hard to match. She matched it to a T! I took it home and it sat....(are y'all starting to notice a trend here??? I'm beginning to think we think everything is like wine and the longer it ferments the better it is - LOL!). I won't say for how long (if I were a betting person I'd say 9 months).
This is the fabric that I purchased, the deer fabric pillow is for the front of the drapes, facing the living room. It allowed me to have masculine yet pretty drapes with a hobby that Bubba Hubster and Buckeroo love. The lattice quatra foil fabric is the matching back of the drapes so it looks pretty from the window. I spray painted the brass Goodwill lamps the orange color a while ago. The blue is more greenish in life, that's the table color. Here she is:
What do you think? I love her. I do think I will have to have two pieces of clear plexi glass for the top and bottom to protect the caning. I distressed it because I really like that look and I used primer and didn't sand it. Quick tutorial: I spray painted primered it, two coats of paint let each one dry in between, distress with sanding block, spray paint sealant. One thing I learned I will ALWAYS sand every piece before painting. It was a good thing I like the distressed look because it was already knicked up after one day of moving it from the garage to the driveway to finish. I learned that sanding allows the paint to grip much better than kust primer.
What do you think? The brass finials and feet are just marvelous! I luv it, and she only cost me aprrox $17 with tax, here's the break down:
Table: $19.99 w/ 30% off (color tag of the day) $15.29
Paint: $13.00 but still have enough to do 9 other projects with - $1.30 worth
Total: $16.56 with tax