Sunday, March 11, 2012

Drop Leaf Table With Homemade Chalk Paint

I feel like I have been a quiet blogger lately....I have been really busy working on projects though!  Most of you know I have been selling my goodies in a fun store in Battle Ground, WA called Uncovered Ruby.  Sadly, the owner decided to close.  I was so bummed, what was I going to do?  Well luckily another vendor decided to open!  Crazy me, I didn't decide to have a spot until Wednesday and their opening day was this past Saturday!  Talk about NUTS, yep your looking at her!  The last spot available was bigger than I was used to so I called on my crafting buddies (my sis-Roxy and her crafty neighbor Robyn) we joined forces to fill the spot.  The store had an amazing first day; it looked so pretty inside!  If you ever want to come visit here is the info:

Rusty Glamour
510 E. Main St.
Battle Ground, WA. 98604

Monday through Saturday
10 AM to 6 PM

Here are a few shots from around the shop:

My project I was going to blog about was a cute little coffee table I painted for the space.  I snapped a before; then went I thought I would go to the shop and take the after pics (that way it would be all staged pretty).  Well guess what?  It sold the first day! This was painted white homemade chalk paint on the top, and one of my favorite home colors...a color we call beach cream.  Not sure what the actual name is, lol!
Coffee Table Before
Coffee Table After

I also made over a fun old dining room chair.  This is a first for a chair like this and I really liked working on it!  Here it is before...I can't find a picture finished (go figure!)

So now onto the next project; a fun little drop leaf table!  These tables are just so stinkin cute; I had to get it!  Here is how it looked before; it was in really good shape (thankfully)

Yep, my garage it a hot mess!  For this little table I sanded the top down and stained it in Espresso by Varathane.  Then I used one of my newest favorite colors for my home Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter (awesome)  I highly recommend it, the perfect neutral shade kind of a tanish gray.  I used this and made a batch of chalk paint.
Isn't the bottom so cool?

Hopefully someone will take this home and love it!  Oh guess what else I figured out how to do today?  I made these fun twine knot balls for a vase filler.
I absolutely love these!  If I can figure out how to explain how to do them, I may do a tutorial!

Well since I have been so quiet I did an extra long post!  Hope you liked it!

Have a great day!
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  1. Great makeovers! Love balls knots too! Isn't the homemade chalkpaint wonderful? And cheap :)

  2. Great makeovers. The ball knots are really cute. I'd love to know how to do them too. I found you through a google search looking at drop leaf tables. Yours turned out really well. I just picked one up at a garage sale, although a smaller version, and I'm deciding between a stained top and a painted top. I love using homemade chalk paint too. Stop by my blog if you have time.

  3. Thanks girlie! I will swing by your blog and see what fun stuff you are up to!

  4. I found you via the Blog Hop. I so love doing this. Thanks from your newest follower.


  5. Fun stuff! I will go and check out your blog as well!