Monday, November 4, 2013

A Very Productive Weekend !

We've been on a renovation roll around transformation and an original piece from my hubby !

I started and finished a project last weekend. Very rare for me ! I had a sewing table that my friend, Kathi, gave me. It's been sitting in my bedroom holding books. I kept thinking I'd paint it off white, my color of choice these days. But I've always thought the night stands in my daughter's room were not proportionate to her bed. She has a high, four poster, shaker style bed and it really needed some taller night stands. I had another sewing table that I'd gotten at a yard sale last summer for just a few dollars. It had been sitting in the shop, also waiting for a paint job. I had the idea that I would take both of them and paint them in ASCP Duck Egg. They were similar in style and both had the long, shaker style legs. Well, wouldn't you know, when I got them in the same room, they were the EXACT same table !!!!

Here's the finished product ... I love them! They are just the right height and I really love the gentle, blue color !

Then I got on a role ! I painted my sofa table in Old White ~

I also painted a little table, a curio cabinet and a bunch of frames. Not everything is back together yet, so no photos there. I love the soft white , but I don't want to overdo it either. How much white is too much?

My favorite thing, however, is this amazing new coffee table my husband designed and built. We found all of the hardware at an estate sale last spring. $50.00 for all of it. We still have 2 wheels and some accessory pieces left.

We really like all the factory carts we've seen, but they all seem a little low and  a little small too. We have two large couches in our living room and wanted a table that would accommodate both. This table is 48" by 42" plus the hardware.

I was able to take out all of my frustrations with a hammer, large drill bit, and a heavy chain ! It was fun at the beginning, but boy did my arm get tired ! Brian got a Pony Express image off the Internet and stenciled it onto the side.

We mixed a couple of stains together and came up with a color that looks pretty vintage.

I've only hit my leg twice ! I'm sure it will happen more until I get used to the wheels and sides sticking out !

I think it's gorgeous ! Just what I was hoping for !


  1. Wow! You got so much done and I love it all. The coffee table that Brian built is amazing. To see the hardware and then to have the vision to create the table takes a ton of talent. Nicely done!

  2. Wow have you been busy! I especially LOVE your 'new' factory cart coffee table - you did a great job of making it look vintage.....

  3. Wow! Good work on all the projects!! LOVE that coffee table...

  4. Way to go worker bees! I'm crazy for the coffee table...wowza ;-)

  5. I LOVE all of it! You and Brian are an amazing team! I'm in AWE over here in the midst of my unfinished projects!

  6. That cart is fabulous! Maybe I can get my husband to make one for the second floor of our barn when it's a fun hang out space...


    PS Duck Egg blue is my favorite of all the colors... good pick!

  7. Kara Joy EhlenfeldtNovember 12, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    I love this!!! :) We have some pretty creative husbands don't we?!?!?!? However, yours seems to get projects done in a more timely manner..... ;) xoxo! SIL