Thursday, September 27, 2012

Without a brush

It's Thursday afternoon and I am just getting around to posting. My 8 month old finally went down for a nap and now I have time to blitz. Somdays I just don't know where all the time goes. I am sure everyone feels that way most days.
This table I am going to share with you today was actually picked off the side of the road. I was pumped because I was actually able to score a few other treasures that evening from the same place. My husband is absolutely mortified when I do that but I figure why let some solid pieces of furniture go into the dumpster. For this project I didn't even end up using a paint brush. I took a wet rage and wiped the paint on. I did a couple coats of a cream and then I swiped it with a really light aqua. I just kept swiping until I was pleased with the outcome. I figure it's always fun to try different ways to get different results.
On the last picture you can faintly see a picture of a pocket watch that I found on graphic fairy. I have found on a few different blogs of how to transfer images to wood. I am very pleased with how it turned out. I might just have to try it again in the near future.



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20 comments:

  1. Wow looks so great! Thanks for linking up!! ♥

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  2. Love it--I will have to try that method!

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  3. You have given her new life! Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiration at Potpourri Friday!

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  4. I'm going to have to try your towel technique! I love the look! Beautiful job!

    xoxo laurie

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  5. All I can say is Wow! And free on the side of the road makes it even better. You did a great job on it. Love it!

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  6. Nothing beats free!! New follower, stopping in to invite you to my first, weekly Blog Hop! I’d love to have you link up with us!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/09/clever-chicks-blog-hop-1.html
    Cheers,
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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  7. Looks fantastic! Great job.
    Saw you partying at It's So Very Cheri
    Debbie :)

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  8. LOVE how you used a rag! And dumpster diving is totally chique! Your husband didn't know that?

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  9. That is one amazing road-side find! You made it look terrific with your technique too! Wish I could find a table that looked like that!

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  10. wow no paint brush might be worth a try great job

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  11. very pretty table, cool paint technique!
    gail

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  12. Very pretty!~ Thanks for joining HSH!
    Sherry

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  13. Another lovely makeover!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  14. Wow! That is a great method you used and the table is adorable! Good job! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  15. I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10-rural.html

    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  16. I love it. Great color choice! I had to laugh at your typo, though .You said you took a "wet rage", instead of wet rag. Pictured myself getting so excited about painting that it looks like a 'wet rage' . LOL

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  17. wow a very happy ending for that table! love your party and hope to be back soon thanks
    Maureen

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