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Furniture makes the room! Have you ever wondered how to best place the furniture in your house, or which style of furniture would work best in your design scheme? When you're looking for furniture inspiration, browse photos posted by Hometalk members of their furniture successes, and, well, furniture purchases that didn't work so well. From repairing furniture to buying new furniture, and even building your own furniture, Hometalk is the first and only stop when it comes to talking about furniture.
I was at the Goodwill as I always am a few times a week and I spotted this metal bottom and glass top table. I thought it would be a challenge because I'm not usually keen on pieces like
this but something about it was calling my name. I paid 20 bucks for it. After it was sitting for quite sometime the idea of chalkboard paint for the surface came to me. I sprayed the top with Krylon black chalkboard paint, which is perfect for writing those little reminders of what to TiVo, what not to miss, or even just a daily reminder of how beautiful life is. As for the bottom half I decided on a green shade in Pistachio from the Krylon line. The bottom was so detailed I decided to spray paint it instead of using a brush. You can see the step by step process and more photos at my blog....http://quirkycool.blogspot.com/2013/04/upcycled-metal-and-glass-table.html
I found this side table at the Goodwill for 20 bucks. It had great small little details in the front, great condition, dovetailed and has a stone of some top. When I saw this one I new
exactly what I wanted to do with it. The color was from Valspar in the shade Woodlawn Valley Haze in satin finish. Wow....This color is such an amazing blue shade. I'd love to paint everything in this color. LOL. It was an easy project too, because the wood was in such great shape I simply sanded it down a bit, Primed it, and put one coat of the Woodlawn Valley Haze on because it covered so well and I was going to shabby chic it anyway. I then sealed it with paint sealant, bought cute little white knobs and it was finished. I'm so happy with the results. It reminds me of something you'd find at a lovely little beach cottage. I'm pretty sure I was there, on the sand, with my cute little white knitted sweater reading the latest romance novel as I painted this (in my head of course.) : ) You can find the process and more photos at my blog... http://quirkycool.blogspot.com/2013/05/beach...
I got this small dresser for free and really want to make it my next project. I have already removed the hardware and started to strip the paint from the top but I have no idea what I should do from there. Sand it, primer it and paint? Or should I try to stain the wood? I would like to use it as a nightstand but because my room is without a color scheme or overall style I'm open to any and all ideas.
Have you often searched in vain for the perfect fabric color and pattern for a project, and just wished you could create your own? Now you can and it's so simple, you'll be amazed.
Creating your own custom colors to coordinate with your decor is easy too! Just follow these simple steps to success. (After you try this easy project, I will feature a gorgeous, multi-color Moroccan pattern shower curtain idea soon).
The furniture has a thin layer of varnish. I know it is thin because my daughter spilled nail polish on it and when I wiped it off the varnish and the color came off the drawer. I want to do it in a matte white/cream. Any suggestions? Thanks