Tuesday, March 8, 2011

First....




This table is my FIRST table re-do (not for my house!) My FIRST stencil project and MY FIRST piece to SELL!!

So here is the before picture it's hard to tell but there were so many nicks and scratches and overall badness to this beauty! I bought her for $3!!! AHH the possibilites were amazing! I narrowed it down to painting vs stain. For one I LOVE color and that is the goal of AMIablyCrafted is to add some color to the world 1 piece of furniture at a time!! SO WHAT COLOR?? Well I had just painted my desk Alchemy by sherwin Willimas and LOVE LOVE LOVE the color....so done.
BORING... but LOVE the color!! I took me several days to decide what to do with the top, I tried dual colors but not happy... THEN inspiration hit me while I was reading Jones Design Company Blog! She stenciled her wall and made her own "wallpaper"!! So I drew a design and cut it out of cardboard and viola..
My helper! I Tried to take a picture one handed but didn't quite work out so I again copied Emily and used my favorite helper! =) cute...

Sanded the "you-know-what" out of it by hand then applied special walnut stain over it and lots of love and several coats of poly and ....LOVE....
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10 comments:

Waldron Family said...

oh my goodness...it is lovely! Beautiful! Creatively gorgeous! This is definitely a good company for you to start...you have so much to offer so many.

the cape on the corner said...

that's so great! i've never done a piece for myself or sale...i know, i know, i've got to get on that, lol. i love that you added the stencil.

Jaime said...

Way to go! Congratulations!!

Created Amiably said...

Thanks everyone!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is gorgeous! i love the design you gave it and am afan of the color as well!

Allison@FabRehab said...

This is so pretty!! I never thought to use a crayon...brilliant!

Lauren @ 31diy said...

This is so pretty! I love the shade of green too. I never thought to make my own stencil. I just redid a desk using a quatrefoil stencil: http://31diy.blogspot.com/2011/03/quatrefoil-painted-desk-tutorial.html

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kara@elements-interiors.net said...

I LOVE this! Its FAB!!! Come on 'ova and share this at my Linky Par-Tay!

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xoxokara

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

Love your makeover and $3? What a steal! Great job :)

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara



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