Tuesday, March 29, 2011

From Black to White…of course!

Hi You Guys! What a busy weekend we had and looks like another one heading our way again, now it’s a soccer game next Friday evening and Alex’s birthday party Saturday♥ Then Sunday and Monday to get packing for our birthday trip to Jamaica, I will be so happy to escape from this cold weather we have been having here in Pa. lots of sun but chilly, cold weather outside!
Last night I started to paint this magazine end table that was Mr. K’s mother’s at about 10:30 pm, right after Dancing with the Stars was over, at first I had painted it black and lately knew it would look so much better Cottage White by Behr!  So I went to it and was painting until about 1:30 am. I got one coat on it after sanding it a bit'…
Yes, I use the diningroom table to paint on, sure couldn’t paint outside and one thing I will say about this Behr paint is that there is no odor what so ever, believe me my husband would complain about it if it did have a smell to it!
I was going to just leave it all white and not distress it but Mr.K had bought me a detail sander two Christmas’s ago and I thought I’d practice with it a little. I’m still on the lookout for another type of end table, at GW I found two matching ones in good condition but they wanted $39.00 a piece for them, I really couldn’t believe it, so I passed on them. On the left is my husband’s chair on the other is a hunter green wing chair that is covered with a slipcover that I found at a yardsale, brandnew for $3.00, so I just tuck it in alot since it’s not really made for a wingchair! It is great for now until I get a wingback slipcover for it or paint the chair like I’ve seen in blogland lately, do I dare?

I forgot to say that this endtable is also a magazine rack which is on the back of the table…here is some distressing on the front…
The door…
I planned on using a glass knob but couldn’t find it, I know I put it somewhere because I only had one left, instead I used a shiny brass knob that I spraypainted with Krylon brushed nickel, I think it turned out really good!
Here’s the magazine rack, holds quite a few magazines too! I also think the table is from the 60’s or 70’s.
My new Pottery Barn catalog came in the mail today just in time to use here!
This is what I have on it, not a lamp because the chairs and endtable divide the diningroom and livingroom, there is a lamp on the other side of my husband’s chair. The cute bird I found at Michael’s on clearance for 2 something and the basket holds the remotes and pen and tablet, it’s one of three baskets that I found at TJMaxx for $12.99.
Hope you liked it!
I’ll be joining these great parties:
At Home With K…
Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays
Creating a House of Grace…Twice Owned Tuesdays
Coastal Charm…Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia…Tuesdays Treasures
Savvy Southern Style…Wow Us Wednesdays
Miss Mustard Seed…Furniture Feature Friday
Thanks so much ladies for throwing these parties!



Anonymous said...

I love the way the black shows through the distressed areas. It's a great size in between the chairs. We have a similar table and they really store a lot. Looks great! I like the PB Catalog, too :)

NanaDiana said...

Rondell- It looks great and you did a nice job with the sander...not too heavy -just right~ Have fun on your trip to Jamacia. You probably told me before (but I don't remember so slap me)...where in PA are you? I was born and raised in Bradford County. Hugs-Diana

By the Bluegrass said...

Very cute! It's funny how we always want to change something black to white and something white to black.

Anonymous said...

It looks great!! I love the black showing through in places. I picked that PB catalog up today at their store. So many ideas swimming around in my head right now!! Got to get my back healed so that I can clear out the rest of the prim stuff and really start to decorated with my new style that I want so badly.

Gina said...

It turned out wonderfully! I think it looks so much better in white. I laughed when I read that you painted at 10:30 at night...I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who does things at odd hours!

sissie said...

Hi Rondell,
You are so funny, painting until the wee hours of the morning....I think I can relate. We creative types have no sense of time when it comes to getting it done!!

I love your little table and the magazine rack on it is perfect.


Theresa said...

Okay, so I guess you really have left the world of prim behind. All the changes look pretty. I am a prim girl through and through, but admit that the whites do look soft and lovely. I do miss seeing your prim decorating, and often scroll back through your old pics. You are missed in prim land:)

the cape on the corner said...

it looks great white-makes it fresh and new! how exciting is your jamaica trip, bet you're definitely looking forward to warmer weather!

american girl primitives said...

I love it Rondell, I've been thinking of doing some painting myself. I have been thinking about changing my blog name. I'm making a change over from primitives like you. I'm not sure what I am anymore, I like Farmhouse, still love antiques. I also like Cottage. What advice do you have for me?


Angie @ Thrifty Like Me said...

Love how this turned out!

Mariaelena said...

LOVE this project...it looks wonderful!!!...You are the sweetest!!...putting my giveaway up!!!...THANK YOU..XO, Mariaelena

Vintagesouthernlife said...

I turned out great! White furniture has such a clean fresh look!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

great job on this piece! I have been converting a few of my black pieces to white also. Don't you just love that nickel spray paint? One of the best inventions ever!! Thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!