Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tossed and Turned Tuesday- Their Before, My After

What a difference a day makes!

I originally had other plans for this table that I posted about last Thursday.
That is until I stopped by this AWESOME shop in Dallas called StellaDallas! If your in the Dallas area, you must stop by! I met Amber, the store owner and was very inspired by her and her shop. She has two other friends that run the shop and I love that they sing karaoke there too(sounds perfect doesn't it).

She had a great variety of great paper where found this neat floral print and new immediately that it was going on this table.

With a couple of coats of Apple Red sray paint and Mod Podge of course, this table gets a fun modern look!

Now this table is happy! Yay!!
I'll be adding this side table to my Etsy shop so make sure you check it out.

Rita :)

You can check out StellaDallas on the web and be sure that I'll be going back and getting more prints for my curbside finds!!

Click on the name to visit their website. She has great cards too!!

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Nichole@BarillaFab4.blogspot.com said...

LOVE it!! such a fun table!

Chrissie said...

What a sweet and fun table. I love it!

Lauren said...

Cute. Cute. Cute. Too bad I don't still live in Ft. Worth. :(

Jamie said...

May I ask how you learned to refinish furniture? I am interested in learning! I've always wanted to get into the type of work you do, and when I stumbled upon your blog I was quite inspired to give it a try!

Ellen said...

Some little girl's room is wanting that table....smiles.

Rita said...

@Jamie -
Honestly through trial, error, boredom and need for a creative outlet. I wish it was my full time job!! I work as an admin from 9-5 and dread that time the most!! I collect my treasures from the side of the road (I have no shame), garage sales, thrift stores, friends, you name it. It's my hobby gone wild basically.

But you know even though it's not a full time thing for me, it's rewarding as heck to do a makeover, put it in my house and get compliments from visitors. It's awesome when they ooo and ahhh.

I hope you take something and turn it around for you!! Good luck and
thanks for visiting my blog!!


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh rita, i LOVE that! what an absolutely fun fun piece!

oops! said...

What a transformation! It is adorable!

Nicole@ Black Cab Designs said...

Really fun table! That paper is fantastic. You did a great job.

Tara said...

This is so bright, fun and lovely. Looks great!

Lori said...

such a happy table!
Love the red paint, REALLY love the paper you added.
It's amazing



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Olivia said...

okay this is one of my favorites! that paper is by snow and graham, which is a lovely company based in chicago. :)

Mod Podge Amy said...

This is completely awesome,a nd I definitely need that paper!

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

What a transformation! Love the paper!


Melissa~ said...

Rita, I *love*love*love* your table. Those are my favorite colors. I have a table perfect for fixing up like this! Thanks for the inspiration.

Found you via Amy at Mod Podge and I just love your blog, it's so inspiring!

♥ Melissa~
Pink Paper Peppermints

debbiesaenz said...

What a transformation! Love it!

Karen said...

I don't know how I got here, but am glad I did. You do an AWESOME job of restoring old furniture into beautiful pieces! Great job :)

Anonymous said...

I have that EXACT table, which I dug from a dumpster a year or so ago... thanks for the inspiration for making it beautiful!

Lisa said...

I absolutely LOVE this!! I have a small table similar to yours (mine has a drawer at the top instead of a shelf at the bottom). A client's gf gave it to me when they moved in together and needed to consolidate furniture. I think she found it at a flea market...

Anyway, I love the white paint already on it (a bit shabby), but after seeing yours, I've decided to paint/paper mine to go in my craft room (seafoam, dark brown, and pink are the colors I use in there).

What sealer do you use to cover the Modge Podge to cover the tackiness of the finish?

Rita said...

Lisa, I'm glad to have inspired you to try this. It's fun but word of caution, be patient. I found that wetting my paper first helped it lay better. That way it won't wave up on you. Then I seal it with Varathayne. Just a couple of coats and it's good to go!

Anonymous said...

Did you take the table apart to get the paper on the bottom shelf?