Saturday, July 30, 2011

Forgive Me.....

For I have sinned in the furniture world.

I painted a perfectly good campaign style table. I was trying to update it, but I think I cheapened it. But you can be the judge.

I got the table on the left for $12.99 at a thrift shop. More than I usually pay, but I had really wanted to do a campaign piece and hadn't found one until this.
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I had in mind a classy blue...to make a statement piece. But when you have three boys (ages 5.5, 4, and 23m) at the hardware store with you, your brain can freeze while trying to corral them. Been there? Done that? Yeah...not fun. Here's what we ended up with..blue gloss paint and sprayed silver hardware.
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I staged it in a few different spots in my house, and usually I can tell by my pictures, whether blogland will like it or not. I think I should've gone classy with black...what say you?

~Allison

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36 comments:

JoAnna Jackson Garnto said...

I actually like the blue. But I'm always for a splash of color :)
-JoAnna
www.re-ublog.com

Alyssa said...

I like the blue color. I can see this in the corner of a room in Country Living magazine. I like it a lot! Nice work. P.S. One 5 yr. old in a hardware store can be tough, never mind 3!!! Bless you! :)Alyssa of Boston Bee

Brandi said...

i like Allison, in fact i like it a lot!!!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

I'm liking it too. I see it holding a bunch of potted plants....some trailing. Can't even imagine trying to paint furniture w/ 3 little ones running around. My 3 are not so little anymore but I remember those days well.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

I am a blue fanatic, so I love it. If anything I would light distress it, but that's me, I like things to look a bit weathered.

Rachael said...

I think it makes a statement. I especially like the photo with the vase and art on it. It looks great!

Tina said...

It turned out too cute! The blue definitely brightens it up! Add a few plants, art, maybe in a corner with some sunshine...perfect! (but that's just my opinion!)

Katie said...

Very nice color! I think when working on a small piece you can go a little brighter. This is a fun pop of color.

L.Duncan said...

Allison, wait until you see the Fall issue if House of Fifty monday! I interviewed a certain somebody and guess what??? it includes a blue glossy campaign piece! So to me, you're piece is FABULOUS!!! Now, tell me how you painted the harware? Did you remove them? I have a dresser that I painted and now I want to repaint it and the hardware...

Tammy said...

Oh I love the blue! It's a great pop of color. Good Job!!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

ok, i am going to be totally honest. i love love love the blue, but i think with this style i really prefer the more stately brass pulls. i think they would have popped against the blue nicely, too. like i said, love the color, but just prefer the brass.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I think it looks bright and happy! And it's just paint, so you can always change it!

Heather@The Black's Best said...

I'm kind of in love with blue right now so I really do love the color. Good thing is, it's just paint and easy to redo if you don't like it.;)

Chrissie said...

I love it! So cute in blue!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

I love the blue!!! I personally actually prefer the brass look in these pieces BUT I don't think you cheapened it at all! Still looks great!

Megan said...

I like the blue with the silver, it's fun!

Pattie said...

I like blue. It looks great. 8^)

poindextr said...

I think if it works for you, then keep it :) It is a pretty color and looks cheerfully unexpected.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I like it! It's a perfect small piece to experiment with some fun color. Enjoy!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

That table is such a cute shape and I think it is small enough that the bright blue adds the perfect pop of color. The color might be overwhelming in large doses, but it's just perfect on that cute table.

Pam said...

It really pops out in the blue color. And you can always paint it another color later if it doesn't grow on you. I'm such a dork that I had to Google "campaign furniture" to see what you were talking about. I guess I never knew what that look was called.

oops! said...

Perfect color for this piece! Love it!

Colleen said...

Oh no...keep it blue!!! It's fun and a great pop of color. I can imagine it in so many different rooms in a house. Great job!

Dana from Our Life's Legacy said...

I think it's fun! I can just picture the exact shade of blue you were shooting for, but this one works too!

chichistudio said...

I love bold colors--I say you made the right choice! I just picked one of these up for $5 at a flea market and will reveal my makeover soon!

Joselyn said...

Such a nice piece. Love the blue but I'm bias, I find all shades of blue appealing. Does it go with the rest of your decor? If not, you can always repaint it.

Meg said...

I think the blue looks lovely! I can see it with white bottles, books or canvas pieces or white accents on top of it. Or maybe some drinks? Is that what it's for? :) It looks great, Allison!

Jennifer said...

I love the blue! Its doesn't matter what blogland likes - it matters what YOU like :)

Jen
www.dishesandsocks.com

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This amazing post added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week :)

Ginger@gingersnapcrafts said...

I like the blue with the silver. Of course at my house I'm always afraid of too much color for some reason. :) Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog.. if you haven‘t already. Hope to see you there. {New follower.} :)

Ginger
gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

Wallie said...

You didn't cheapen it at all! What a lovely blue...and the hardware is perfect. :) I'm sure your pics don't do it justice.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Okay I had to educate myself......why is it called campaign? Now that I have the answer I can leave an educated comment :) You didn't cheapen it at all. The blue is chic and stylish it would make for a very nice pop of color in any room.

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

I think you made it fabulous! I actually saw a campaign dresser on another blog in the same color. It looks like something you'd see in Z Gallerie! Just add some glossy white accessories :) awesome!

Vintage Rose said...

I don't happen to think you cheapened it. The blue looks really nice. Good job.

Christina said...

I really like how you finished this piece! I think the way it's styled too makes it look super classy. that blue is such a fun shade :)

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

Coley said...

oh wow, I LOVE the color of this! So great!

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