Thursday, July 5, 2012

Painting Despite the Heat

Ugh, is SO hot here. 95-100 degrees + 70% humidity and I have lost my painting mojo. I feel lost without my I sweated it out a little bit yesterday and some today, and finished a few things. Get ready for some stripes!

First up, this little stool that I finished a few weeks ago, but it's so small that I didn't think it deserved it's own blog entry.






Next is a sewing table that I found at a thrift store. It had already been gutted, so that's a bonus! I glued the top down with Gorilla glue because, without the weight of the sewing machine, it's easily tipped over when open.



After some white paint and gold Rub-n-Buff:






Hope you are all staying cool and had a fabulous 4th of July!!



The Shabby Nest

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

DIY Show Off Project Parade

southern hospitality

TDC Before and After


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Both look amazing. The stripes are such a creative idea. Hugs, Marty

Decor & Harmony said...

I've certainly lost my painting's just too hot!! Your tables look great :)

Unknown said...

Your a brave girl going out in that heat!
LOVE both pieces and the stripes are teriffic!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Oh humidity. I'm not going to lie, 110+ in Arizona is not all that fun but at least it's not even close to 70% humidity! You are a pro for painting in that weather! That little rub n' buff table is fantastic. :)

Kelsey said...

I LOVE the top of your sewing table you did!! The only rub-n-buff I've seen is in tiny little tubes- is that what you used?? It looks amazing!!

Unknown said...

Your tables turned out amazing!!!
I just did a sewing table ( last week ) almost identical to yours!
Have a good one

The Boston Lady said...

They both turned out great! I especially like the little stool and think it did deserve it's own post. lol . The sewing cabinet is so elegant, you really took it up a notch! Ann

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

They are both perfect. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from 20 Below. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

These turned out great - I have a similar bench and am thinking of stripes for it, too! Now you have inspired me!

Tracy said...

Cute! I'm loving the stripes! We have horrible heat here too, I just paint in the house.

A Vintage Vine said...

Loving the stripe theme!.....Great choices on color too.

Maureen Wyatt said...

I need to get some Rub n Buff and give it a go! This table turned out really sweet. ~ Maureen

Karen said...

I love the stripes! What is rub and buff and where did you get it? I really like the gold, it adds so much to that table.

Adorned From Above said...

I love the stripes. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above

The Long Awaited Home said...

Love the stripes - my daughter would love them too (but she's at the beach so I can't show her right now). We just moved into our new home, and she wanted stripes on her wall. They came out great and we are looking for a side table next to her sofa. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I am loving those stripes! But seriously girl, get out of that heat!

Erika said...

Both of these transformations are really awesome. My favorite is the sewing table, but both are really gorgeous, I love your work and am fan of your projects.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Love the stripes. Did you use rub n buff for the gold stripes? It turned out great!

Jackie said...

I love the white and gold together... Very beautifully done ! Found you at link up party. Thanks for sharing. I might have to try stripes on my next project now ! :)

- Jackie

Tamsyn said...

I love both of these! I really need to DIY stripes onto something soon, thanks for the inspiration :)

Roeshel said...

Beautiful transformations! I love stripes! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing! ;)