Saturday, June 2, 2012

Back to Basics

Here is a sweet table that had an aged oak finish...and not in a good way. I sanded it down, painted it white, distressed it and glazed with dark walnut stain. My signature finish.







Here is another table with no "before" photo...I love it in person, but it doesn't photograph very well. I got this from my awesome neighbors who said "Hey, we just cleaned out my mom's garage and thought of you!". Seriously awesome! Thanks Jon and Patti!

I sprayed this one in Stone Gray and glazed with Jacobean stain.




And then there's this guy....graduating Kindergarten this week. Where does time go? Excuse my hair. It never behaves.



DIY Show Off Project Parade


My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Primitive and Proper



The Shabby Nest

Furniture Feature Fridays


Emma Kate at Paint and Style said...

They're lovely! What stain do you use and how to you apply it and take it off please?

Anonymous said...

Love them both but particularly the second is very interesting and the color/stain you put on is perfect!

Cassie Bustamante said...

you are so beautiful! and congrats to jackson! :) AND looooove the tables, especially that first one.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love that photo of you and Jackson! And of course the tables are cute too! I like the curvy details on the second one. And I love freebies!

Unknown said...

Great photo and the table makeovers are so pretty. Enjoy your blog, and love to upcycle too

Hugs, Tanya

Unknown said...

Looks like we have the same obsession. I love the dark stain over the cream paint. Will be "borrowing" this idea for my next project.

Charlene Carmeans said...

I also use this finish often...I think it is just classic...SMILES!!

Kathy said...

Great your paint/stain choices!! Blessings!

Tiffany Interiors, LLC said...

I love your signature finish :)

Decor & Harmony said...

I just love how you restyle old beat up things into refreshed lovely things!

Heaven's Walk said...

Your signature technique is just beautiful, Allison! You truly have it down perfectly! Great job!! :)

xoxo laurie

Kathryn said...

Your hair looks lovely. I am also wondering how you apply your stain... do you put it directly on and then rub off; or do you mix the wood stain with a clear glaze and apply it that way?



izzie11 said...

When I saw the first table shown, my eyes popped. I've held onto an old table I found at a yard sale for about 10 years, it's in the basement. I keep saying I'm going to refinish it. My old table is exactly the same as this one minus the drawer. Thank you for sharing this with us! And congratulations to Jackson and you, yes, they do grow up very, very fast.

Unknown said...

Very sweet tables! I'd love for you to post them on my link party at... Have a great weekend!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Such a gorgeous table, the finish is perfect! I'll be featuring it on Tuesday!

Rita Mireles said...

These tables are perfect and the color/finish fit the pieces perfectly.

visiting from POWW ;)