Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bring Back Summer

Good Thursday Morning everyone.  In Michigan we have a rainy, warm and very windy day. I guess in the Fall we will get these days, but when it's sunny I am a lot more productive than when it's gray and cold.  Also when the days are rainy in the fall I reminisce about our lazy warm and sunny summer days.  Well, I have this cute little metal table (that reminds me of summer) that I bought at a garage sale awhile back but I love that it is old and probably came from the 50's.  The paint was chipping off but I liked the original red color it was.  Here is the before picture:

I removed the loose paint and did a quick sanding job on it and as I sanded I found that it had been painted a few times.  I found some red paint and started painting.  I loved the way it came out and it was a bright and happy color of red.

It is always amazing to me how a little bit of paint can really change a piece of furniture or anything.
I ended up putting it by my little chair under a birch tree.  It turned out to be a quiet little hideaway to read my book or to do some handwork and be able to watch the kids in the lake.
So, what do you think?  Kinda of brings back summer, don't you think?  Until next time, Dianne......

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  1. Oh I love it. I love the red, it is so cute and such a bright welcoming spot. Great job. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  2. It kinda does! Love that bright red for the table.

  3. It looks so good in that bright red! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  4. Nice work. I have a table that needs that also. Probably going to wait for Spring. :) Your friend, Linda

  5. I love the red! A nice pop of colour. Thanks for sharing at my HOME and enjoy your weekend.


  6. It's so amazing how a coat of paint can transform an item from trash to treasure!

  7. My husband just found a small metal patio table on the sidewalk yesterday. I am really thinking of painting it red too, now that I've seen your lovely table! Thank you so much for the inspiration and for linking up to Project Inspire{d}! Featuring you today:

  8. Fantastic transformation - love the red! Great find! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,