Friday, January 25, 2013

From Thrift Store Dud to Painted Stud

Ok, well I really think of this piece as a she, but stud rhymes with dud.  I almost left this piece at the thrift store, I wasn't sure about the sides and the height (26 inches, a little shorter than a typical sofa table).  But another customer talked me into it and it was half price day.
I wasn't sure which color to paint this piece.  It was going to go cream--old ochre to be exact, because let's face it, it is neutral and sells.  But I needed some color so I went with Aubosson Blue and Old Ochre.  I am loving this blue, sort of a teal, but reminds me of a rich denim color.


I used dark wax, 


a dud no longer.


I waited to get pictures in daylight and then had all these shadows going--lighting, hmphhh--my least favorite part of photography.  Find more fun things at Funky Junk Interiors!

18 comments:

  1. What a fantastic job you did Becky!!! Gorgeous beyond belief!
    ( and it's awesome piece of furniture period but you definitely knocked it out of the park )
    XOX

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  2. Such a beauty, you did a great job. Love the color!
    Hope you have a great weekend,
    Cindy

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  3. Really love this piece and I'm surprised at the color combination, but it really works. Thanks for sharing.
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  4. Such a differance paint can make!. I love it!
    Thanks for sharing link too.

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    1. ooops
      What I wanted to say is I can't believe you had to be talked into this piece. At our thrift store we would have all been fighting over it. I love the blue and the two tones, you did an amazing job it is gorgeous.

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  6. Becky,
    All I can say is you nailed it! Beautiful transformation. I liked it in its original state, but love it now!

    Doreen
    altered-artworks.blogspot.com

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  7. Great find Becky! I love the top of this, you did it proud!
    Susan

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  8. I love that you can see the finished product and tackles these projects! I would just paint it one color......love what you do!!

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  9. I love it! The color compliments it perfectly!

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  10. OH MY!!! That is a table to envy and desire. With your beautiful method, it is just GORGEOUS!

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  12. well, I can sort of see why you didn't want it...but wow! look at her now. I love the colors together. I always struggle with colors. I think I need a pinterest board JUST for color inspiration. great job becky!
    gail

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!