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Sunday, January 23, 2011

My best friends table

My best friend had a plain little table that she wanted to spruce up a little. She asked me if I could paint it so I was like "sure, can I do whatever I want to it?" And she said yes! Yipee. I wasn't sure what I was going to do- just like always when I start a project. I sanded it, primed it and painted it blue. Then I decided it needed something else so I put a white border around the edges. Still not enough. I had been wanting to try a harlequin pattern so I figured now was a good time to try it out since I didn't have to worry about trying to sell it. I didn't have a pattern so I cut out a little diamond shape and then traced them- one by one- onto the table. Very time consuming. I'm sure there is a much easier way, but I tend to make things difficult. Needless to say, the pattern isn't perfect, but I'm satisfied with it for being my first attempt. Afterwards I distressed and antiqued it with a stain rubdown. Here is a before:
Yeah, I'm a little photo challenged. I actually have a really nice camera that I'm sure can do some really amazing things, but I have no attention span and I can't get past the first page of an instruction manual. I tried to use Picasa too, but it just ended up annoying me, so now I'm just using the plain ol' straight from the camera shots. I wish I could have some awesome photographer come take the pics for me. I'm terrible at staging too, but here are some after shots:



Unfortunately it's totally not her style, but I like it. She isn't into the whole distressed french country cottage shabby chic look at all. Not sure how it is going to fit into her modern look, but I had fun and I'm glad that she gave me free rein. Thanks for looking!!
Linking to:

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28 comments:

  1. WOW this looks So good.. LOve what you did.

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  2. What a great transformation. I love harlequin. This reminds me of something you'd see in a beach house. Your friend is going to totally love it.

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  3. Thisvtable is awesome! I love the diamonds.

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  4. I absolutely love it! Going to take a peek around your blog...it looks great!

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  5. This is adorable! I think I'll follow you and keep up with your fun ideas!

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  6. thanks for linking up with Type A! great table, so my style. =)

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  7. What a great pattern! I love how you made this table truly unique. I think your staging is great! I love it when I have free-reign on a project! It lets me do things I would never think of with stuff I own! Heh. I'm having a giveaway for a FREE gallon of paint. Hope you can join...alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

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  8. How cute is that. Great job! Thanks for joining the party.

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  9. Oh my, that diamond pattern turned out just great, but what if your friend doesn't like it? I bet you can find a home for :) I found your blog from BTB Party and am now a follower.

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  10. That is awesome! I just did a similar project. I love that the diamond pattern is so popular right now. Cause I love it! Great job :)

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  11. If she doesn't want it, I'll take it :)

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  12. I am in love with this table! I love anything harlequin print! You did a fabulous job!

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  13. Love the harlequin pattern -- so cute!

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  14. Dayna,
    This is adorable! I love the color, pattern and especially the distressing and stain! Maybe you'll just have to keep it for yourself!
    Kim

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  15. This is wonderful! You'd never guess what it looked like before! Love the harlequin print.

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  16. Okay, I found the table and I think it is fabulous. Sorry it's not going to be of her liking, but maybe you can please her with something else.

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  17. beautiful! great job!
    www.acreativemomma.blogspot.com

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  18. I love this, it's gorgeous - I've featured you on Craft Gossip today!
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  19. That is one of the prettiest tables I have ever seen. I love it. I linked over from Finding Fabulous and I'm so glad I did. I am your latest follower. I would love if you would come check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks.

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  20. Wow, I love the diamonds, so cute!

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  21. The diamonds are unbelievable! Great job. Coming over from BNOP.

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  22. Gorgeous! Well Done, I'm blog hopping this morning, so happy i found your lovely blog, Hugs Katherine

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  23. It's just darling. I've been wanting to paint harlequin too, but I'm looking for an uber fast way to do it. Not sure that exists!

    Would love for you to link up to Passion for Paint this weekend.

    http://MuralMaker1.blogspot.com

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  24. I've got room at my house for that sweet little table! Seriously, you did a great job.

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  25. Very cute makeover ~ love everything about it. Great job!

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  26. What a great job! That plain little ol' table is now awesome!
    I am your newest follower. I look forward to learning more about you, and to reading your posts.
    Susan : )
    http://sanctuaryhomebysusancooke.blogspot.com/

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