August 18, 2008

Fabulous End Tables

"Before" pictures are always an after thought for me, and by then it's obviously too late. I get so excited about planning and executing a project that I just forget to take pictures. Anyways... sorry... I'll try to do better in the future.

I found this great end table and it's twin at an antique shop in Apalachicola, Florida. There were not any tops on them when I bought them for around $40.00. After I got them home I hand sanded the paint a little, just enoug
h to smooth out the finish. It was a little rough from the old finish chipping off in some spots. Next, I used a can of black satin finish spray paint and got busy painting. I painted both end tables black. (Make sure you are in a well ventilated area when using spray paint.) Meanwhile my dad built two table tops for each one out of walnut. They turned out fabulous! This was a quick and easy project and was easily completed in one weekend. only cost me around $45. The walnut tops were donated by my dad so the price was right... if you know what I mean. Having a builder for a dad has it's perks! :)

August 4, 2008

Salvage 2 Chic

Happy Monday!

I have been brainstorming for a few days trying to decide what I want to blog about. Friends have given me many suggestions, the best being to blog about something you love. Antiques have always been a love of mine but I didn't think that would be too fun to blog about so... after much thought I've finally decided to blog on a subject that I truly find interesting and especially fun. What I'm going to do is post blog entries on the projects that I so love to do that basically consist of turning trash into treasure. Having a background in interior design and a love of decorating and crafting has given me a passion for giving new life to old pieces of furniture and accessories for the home. I have been doing this for many years and look forward to sharing my projects with you all.

I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and looking at the pictures. Who knows maybe you will be inspired to start a project of your own. Keep checking back for new projects and ideas. Feel free to post questions and/or comments for me. I would love to hear about your projects and ideas too.