Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Parisian Postage Plant Stand

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Hello everyone! Today I am bringing you this Parisian Plant stand from our campsite on a very gloomy/cold/rainy day :) I figured that I would make myself useful instead of shooting scornful looks out of the window at the current weather conditions on our Spring Break getaway ;P

Last summer I was on my way home with my kids in the car and drove by a garage sale. You see where this is going don't you? I immediately turned around and headed back to the garage sale all while my kids complained that I was going to make them wait while I perused the goodies. Because I pride myself on being a problem solver, I bribed the kids with Slurpee's so that I could look in peace :D

I found this little table for a steal and a few other tidbits, so, happy with my very last minute purchases I made use of my ten year old son and had him cart them back to the van for me. Yay, teamwork! Hee hee hee! Of course I then had to make good on my promise and drove to the store for Slurpee's before finally heading home, again. I'm such a good mom ;)

This was another of my projects that I forgot to take a "before" picture of, but this table started out black, gold and red with an Asian themed painting on the top. It was pretty beat up, but I took advantage of the black and started layering some Annie Sloan Chateau Grey with a final coat of Miss Mustard Seed's Ironstone on top. With some sanding and wax resists along the way I revealed some of the delicious layers. I was looking for something vintage for the top of the table and came up with this image from the Graphics Fairy, but when I transferred the image I accidentally grabbed my ink jet printable instead of my laser jet printable and when I took off the paper, the crispness of the image faded off into oblivion. It wasn't the look that I was aiming for so I sanded it down and added some more layers of paint. In the end, I changed my mind and used a Paris Post Mark that I had from a previous project.

To finish off the plant stand, I mixed up a little Miss Mustard Seed Typewriter with some water based walnut stain and added a fair amount of water to create a wash that would highlight the barley twist legs. The last step was to add some Annie Sloan Clear Wax and then stand back to curse  admire the amount of work it took to make this little table into something beautiful again :)

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  1. Turned out very cute! I need some plant stands for my house right now. I'm going to be looking for some little furniture pieces soon. Stopping by from Wow Us Wednesdays. Have a great end to your week!

  2. Love your pretty re-do and I'm inspired by the washboard you made over as well! Hopped over from Vintage Inspiration party...I'm a new follower on Bloglovin...


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