This is new in my shop today! I bought an all wood t.v. table from the 1950’s and decided to paint it in 2 of my favorite colors white and gray. I used my much practiced chevron motif.
This table is a substantial size. When I saw it I immediately thought it could be a roomy nightstand for someone who wants an asymmetrical bedroom design, an entryway table, or a statement t.v. stand. I decided to refinish the original hardware and line the large open shelf with grass cloth. Grass cloth is easy to dust off and feels more luxurious than paper or shelf liners.
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Can you believe it’s mid-week!? I’m preparing some Postcards for this Fine Art Friday.
Heres is a picture of my new toy, the orbital sander!
I went for this one because up until now, I did all of my sanding with a palm sander. I liked the little mouse for tough to reach corners and still use it for that. The orbital sander buffs off layers of varnish fast and I like how it’s random orbit ensures that no tracks are left behind in the wood.
Since I love to refinish vintage and antiques I bought this with restoration in mind. I have had this American of Martinsville table for a while now. I knew that I wanted to restore the top and legs to show off the beauty of the rosewood and satinwood.
I even loved the nickel drawer pulls, which are unique to the piece. They could easily be re-plated but I decided to leave them for now.
The drawer looks shiny because I had just applied a fresh coat of wax!
It is my newest piece in shop!
I am so glad to be back from our little excursion. I will post trip pics on Tumblr later today.
Happy Monday folks!
I am so happy to share with you a final peak at Ava’s room today. Her mom, Traci has excellent taste and had already purchased most of the fixtures and cute little paintings by TODD. I love the warmth of the cream sofa and how it sits between the two white end tables.
I am really enjoying how everything looks together. Plus, the sage accents really bring a new life to these traditional tables.
I explained more on this white washing technique here along with before pictures, if you are a curious type.
Lately, I’ve been a little MIA, working on 3 design projects can really be a lot! Not to mention, in 2 days I’m off to India and I am thrilled to soak it all in.
I promise to do lots of blogging from abroad and show you all the cool products and ideas that I find.
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Here’s a taste of what’s going on in my studio!!
I loved this chunky wood table in baby Eva’s bedroom. The natural wood top was beautiful, but as a piece it just didn’t fit in with the room’s decor. Plus, it had a few blemishes to be taken care of.
In an effort to give it a second life, I’ve been washing it with sage accents and a glaze of white.
Stay tuned to see how it looks with it’s partner piece, a cream sofa and chocolate n’ white furnishings.
I can’t wait to show you Eva’s updated room!
As promised here’s a peak at what I’ve been sewing at home. Et Voila!
This pillowcase is for the Designer Tag Sale in Orange County that I’ll be participating in this weekend. Details below.
Another big reveal…drumroll…is this little side table.
I named her Marlene. I hadn’t planned on naming her, but this one just struck me.
She looked very different before. I also found this shade of beige light and totally appealing.
Today while shopping around for other vintage side tables to redo, I found these alabaster candle holders on 1st Dibs.
Green and beige can look pretty sophisticated side by side. More on that soon.