Wednesday, August 25, 2010

drab to fab

These tables were sad. Their knots were showing through the cream finish but instead of looking aged they looked... old. You know the difference, right?Enter their new life... I sanded, primed, sanded, and added a couple of coats of Krylon Mediterranean. It looked really, really bright. I was a little nervous. But I sanded some more, applied some RL Tobacco glaze, sanded again & recoated with glaze, and here they are!


I love them!




Now, who can guess where this next project is headed?! And if you've been in my garage (or, uhm, studio!) over the last few days, you can't guess!
kathie

26 comments:

  1. THe glaze was the ticket on these tables...I love them! Good job, it's so much fun to paint furniture, it is immediate gratification!~

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  3. What a great look. I've been wanting to refinish a dresser in Turquoise, but was a little nervous to do it fearing it would be too bright-what a great idea to use the glaze to tone it down. Now I think I'll go for it!

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  4. Kathie I LOVE your table transformation. The color you chose is just perfect -- wonderful job! :)

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  5. Found your blog through Transformation Thursday today while just browsing blogs! I love the makeovers I've seen and will be back to check out your blog when I have a little more time. Have a great day!

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  6. These are beautiful. The glaze totally makes them!!

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  7. Your tables look fantastic. I love your choice of color and the glaze finish. Beautiful.

    Partying with you today. Stop by if you have a chance.

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  8. Your tables turned out great, a big change!

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  9. The table are so pretty. The paint really made a difference. Now they stand out.

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  10. Love the color you made that piece. I have been painting and glazing furniture too and find it quite addictive. I came over from Debbiedoos' blog and want to welcome you to blog land. I am a fellow Georgian outside of Atlanta.

    Kim

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  11. I love those tables and that color is perfect for my house. What brand was the tobacco product? Paint or a glaze? When you get a chance come and check out my blog!

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  12. Love the color! Now the shape of those legs really are shown off. Good eye!

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  13. Wow these look absolutely awesome! Really nice job!

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  14. This is such a great color. I am always afraid to choose something other than wood stain or white for coffee/end tables, but this has just inspired me to branch out! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Oh, my goodness... I love it!
    It is my favorite color!
    Thank you for sharing and
    Have a great weekend!
    Leticia

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  16. These look great, love the color. I've been painting and glazing like crazy lately. I've just used leftover brown paint for glazing, but may have to get serious and try a real glaze :)

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  17. I can't guess! Tell me! I love the tables. They are a perfect color. Isn't glaze wonderful?!? I love the stuff. Thank you so much for joining my Friday link party! See you next week! ;)

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  18. Perfect color and glaze for the style of table. I used the same Kyron paint color for the chandelier that now hangs above our dinning room table. I love turquois. Also, happy to find someone else who enjoys antique furniture and refinishing it.

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  19. Those tables have GREAT LINES! They are beautiful.

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  20. thsoe turned out just beautifully!! the color and antiquing is just fabulous!

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  21. Those are such a great color! Great shape too!

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  22. They turned out great! I love the color.

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  23. I love how those tables turned out. Of course I love the color. Very pretty.

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  24. Great job! You picked the perfect color!
    smiles, alice

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  25. Nice finish! I love the aging you applied to it. That's the icing on the cake right there. Love it!

    Donna

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  26. I love the details to the tables and the color just sets it off! Looks great!

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