Monday, February 22, 2010

Feeling crafty

This weekend I actually had Saturday and Sunday to myself for the majority of the days. I decided to accomplish 2 craft projects. One was repainting this ugly end table/magazine holder thingy. I didn't have to buy anything except for the sparrow stencil. I think it turned out alright. The paint color I got for free as a Glidden sample giveaway. The color is gold... really?? What part of that color is gold anyways. Oh well. I really don't know why I went with that color for the end table in the first place. I have NO yellow in my bedroom. Anyways, I painted the sparrow bird on the table 3 different times. I kept disliking it and just repainting over it. I don't mind this placement as much. So it stays.... for now.

The beautiful deathly before look
After the first coat of paint

I still see yellow, not gold. Get a new job Glidden color labeler
Finished top. Bird placement... like it or hate it?

Overall look. I also stained it with an antique walnut stain. It toned down the yellow... oh excuse me, Gold... color.

I already refilled it with junk. Go me!


Kristi M. said...

I always wondered what possessed you to paint that table the black in white in the first place. I'm glad to see that it has a beautiful makeover. It looks great and I LOVE the placement of the bird. Just enough to add something unique to the table but not overpowering. I also love the stain on it. I now think stain can make almost anything look good and finished. Awesome job!


LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEe this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I saw your jewelry board- LOVE IT TOO! I just said to my mom "I wish we lived by the hollingsworth girls because they are so crafty.

HeidiT said...

First of all, so funny that Amy said that because I think we all say the same thing about all of the Arnold girls, they are so crafty (especially sewing)!
I like the bird placement because even if you have stuff on top of it you will still be able to see the bird.