Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Shabby Apple Side Table

I picked this little sewing cabinet up a while back and it's been patiently waiting its turn to be reformed. :)  I knew right away what I wanted to do with it and it seemed the perfect time as I am experiencing a little bit of spring fever at the moment!

It took a little muscle and ingenuity to get the "guts" out (that sewing machine weighed a ton!) and then I just had hubby pin the top down for me (I'm kinda wishing I had added a "shelf" to the bottom and left the top to open, then the whole inside could have been used for storage, but hindsight is 20/20, right?).

 Anyhow, this one just made me happy today. :)




 Before



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This is truer to the real color (the other pics look a little washed out).


 I couldn't resist these sweet little knobs when I saw them, even though I had nothing to put them on.  I love turquoise and green together, so I thought this would be the perfect home for them!

I just <3 <3 <3 them







 I have been really into the "chippy" look lately, so I took my paint scraper to her.




 The table before had a reddish stain on it.  I wanted it to have a more natural look, so I sanded it down and didn't restain it, just did three coats of poly right over the bare wood.  It's a beautiful piece of veneer and think it looks great in the nude. ;)











 Dimensions: 22.75"W x 17.75"D x 30.75"H

color = a custom mix of Parakeet and Grasshopper SW
stain (glaze) = Dark Walnut Minwax

This little table was featured by Holly @Full Circle Creations
and by
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.!

Thank you so much!



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22 comments:

  1. You did a wonderful job on that table! We recently purchased a small nightstand from a thrift store that I am itching to get refinished! This is a great look: love those knobs with the green!

    Chrissy
    www.everydaywiththejays.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Chrissy! Have fun with your project!!

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  2. Gorgeous table! I love the green paint!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/02/submarine-sunday-17_2.html

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    1. Thank you so much Tonna--I think this green was just what I needed this week (right now we are getting more snow-ugh!!)

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  3. I love what you've done! So pretty. I think those drawer knobs are adorable too!
    Karen

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    1. Thank you Karen--I was hoarding those knobs...I'm still not sure I can let them go out the door! ;)

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  4. I love that color! Such a transformation, well done!

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  5. I LOVE this!!! It turned out gorgeous... as always!! I've only tried to paint one thing green and it turned out horrible... I think it was just too big and therefor.. too green! :) This is perfect!!! LOVE the green with wood top! Hugs!!

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    1. Thank you so much Claire! I've had some bad experiences with green too! lol Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! :)

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  6. Really cute! So glad you left the top natural goes great with the green.

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  7. Look at that beautiful color. Great choice leaving the top natural.

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  8. What a beautiful colour! You've done a great job!

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  9. *whistling*

    she's really cute.

    stopping by via MMS and hope you'll find a moment to come hang out, dream, reflect, share and notice lovely. http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2013/02/jadore-milieu.html?showComment=1360156518676

    smiles to you, lovely blogger.

    michele

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    1. thank you so much Michele. Would love to visit! :)

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  10. Love it! What a great color too! Thanks for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  11. I have been using a lot of that green lately and I love it. Your little piece turned out great.

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  12. Sooo pretty! I love it! Great color and cool knobs!

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  13. Totally lovin' the green table! Nicely done, indeed!

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  14. I love the green! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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    1. Thank you so much for featuring it Holly!

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  15. I have a very similar table sitting downstairs and just didn't know what to do with it, you've given me some inspiration! Thanks

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