Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dark Walnut Makeover

Recently I have had the pleasure with working with this amazing couple Ceci & Bruce.
They recently re did their kitchen & the last thing they needed to complete was their buffet table.
They went with an entire new look in their kitchen so the existing buffet tables light stain didn't match at all with their new Tobacco/Dark Walnut colored dining room table.


I love the clean lines to this table. It is so simple yet so perfect.  

At first we had discussed doing the whole buffet table stained.  

But later that became problematic so we came up with the idea to stain the top & paint the bottom. Which turned out adorable in my opinion :)  


I am so in love with how this little beauty turned out!!

I think this look will tie in more with what Ceci & Bruce had going on in the the kitchen.
The dark wood matches their new table & the white matches their kitchen.
Making it feel as if it has always belonged there :)

I put about 3 heavy coats of Polycrilic on the top of the stain to protect the stain & make it easier for clean ups.

Here is a close up of the wood color. I love how you get to see all the texture in the wood when you re stain a piece. This took me a few different coats to get it this dark. The wood was a pine when I sanded it down so it was really light and needed a few coats to get it to such a dark color.

Are you as much in love with this table as I am?! Because I realllllllly wanted to keep this haha.
Just think of all the added storage this would bring to a kitchen!

While I was there picking up their buffet table to re do it, Ceci showed me this lovely rocking chair that she has had for almost 20 years. It was the rocking chair she used to rock her baby to sleep every night :)
{I love hearing that furniture can have sentimental feelings & the stories behind them}

Before it was a almost a cherry color, it was kept in great shape. She just wanted to update it to match all the wood & to get rid of a few nicks here and there, along with putting a protective coat on it which it didn't have before.


I feel like I always say how much I love all of the furniture I get to redo....
But I really do love them all!
Especially this one.
This is like the perfect rocking chair. I love the clean lines to it, yet the little detailed curves it in, like the seat :)


All I did was sand the chair down & re stain it a darker color & add a protective coat to it.
It wasn't a huge change but it freshened it up :)

I loved how pretty this chair came out! 
I don't know why but the wood tones looked completely different and stood out more than they did before. 
It will fit in so perfect in it's home at Ceci & Bruce's!

I couldn't stop taking pictures of this gorgeous chair.

It is the perfect chair to just cuddle up in & relax!

So basically I was in love, yet again with my clients furniture.
But can you blame me?
They are simple timeless pieces that would look adorable in any home!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Slate Blue End Tables.

This has got to be one of my new favorite colors.
I had these two end tables lying around just waiting for a makeover.
I had first painted them white, but then realized I didn't quite like them.
They were calling for something with a bit more of a pop.
So I headed to Lowe's and perused the paint selections and came across this amazing color.
Are you ready to see pictures yet or should I just keep talking? ;)


For all you wood lovers out there, I do apologize because this was in great condition, but I am personally not a big fall of oak so although it was in great condition I thought they needed some TLC :)

(When I thought White was the right choice)

Although they were cute this color as well, I thought it was too much white in my living room for the look I was going for, come to find out later I found different end tables I wanted instead. :)

Want to know a secret? I'm terrible at sticking with one look, I always change my mind haha, my house has been changed around so many times since we moved in last July.

Obviously I was wrong, because they are just too stinkin' cute now!

I am just head over heels in love with how these tables turned out!
It was the perfect blue for this project.

I loved the contrast it gave to my white chair & dark floors. 
These tables are definitely statement pieces in a room!

What do you think? Have you fallen in love with any great colors lately?

Friday, March 9, 2012

From Trash to Treasure

I'm so sorry about how much I have been slacking on my little blog lately.
We have major changes going on right now in our home,
I am SO excited to share them all with you!
I know I keep saying that, but I'm the type of person who likes to share a finished result.
Not an "in progress" shot. :)
But luckily I have some little projects that I am happy to share with you 
while all the big stuff is being done behind the scenes.

This cute little number was given to me by a fellow Marine wife, 
This has to be the most charming little piece I have done so far this year!
I was completely smitten when I was given this little beauty for free!
But before I had given it a new life there was nothing spectacular about it.
It just sat and collected dust in Cassidy's home.
So now for some pictures!


This was actually an "in progress" shot,
 I completely blanked on taking a picture before I started gluing away.

When I got this adorable table it had the bottom of one of those side openings gone,
&& two of the legs were off. It was in rough condition and needed some major TLC.


I am so in love with how it turned out.
You probably can't tell from the picture but one of the legs is crooked,
some things you just can't fix.
But it gives it character, which this little statement piece is not lacking!
It has three little drawers, & the two sides that stick out actually open at the top.

I plan on putting this in our bathroom downstairs. 
The side openings are a perfect place to store toilet paper.
(that part realllllllllly excited me for some reason?!)
Anyways, our bathroom is currently next on our "things to do list."
I can't wait for this little beauty to have a home in my house!

I will be back later this week with some custom furniture jobs I have been up too lately!
Can't wait to share with you all what we have been up too lately in the Pruitt household :)