Thursday, August 4, 2011

Twin tables

My mom and I went thrifting yesterday. We went to a place that supports the local prison ministry. I am so happy when my money can go to a good cause. Mom and I had a great time. And, I landed these two adorable tables for $2.50 a piece. They are light but sturdy. I had them home for about 2 hrs. before I started working on them.
I'm starting to develop an inventory for when I sell all of these little goodies. I have my French painted chest of drawers for sale at the local scrapbook retreat house. I'm going to give a few signs to my friend who sells her hot sauce at a local farmer's market. And, these little gems are going to go to the local coop store when they accept my application and have an opening. The problem is that I want to keep everything. Ugh.
So, here they are after a light sanding:

I decided to use one of my original key designs, cut out with vinyl. I base coated the top with Paris Grey chalk paint, applied the vinyl key, and painted over it with Old White chalk paint. I removed the key, and voila! Then, I waxed the top with oak Briwax, sanded it, painted the legs with Old White, and here they are:

You can see that some of the grey came off and revealed the white sanded part underneath, but it gave it a more rustic look. I loved it!

I'm quite smitten with them. Let me know what you think! I love to get comments!
And...I'm hopefully going to finish the coffee table this weekend. I SO can't wait to post about it!
Fondly, Tami

I'm linking to Saved by Love Creations 
and Beyond the Picket Fence
French Country Cottage 
Common Ground 
No Minimalist Here 
At the Picket Fence
Saavy Homemade Monday


  1. I love them! The key graphics are amazing. Perfect.

  2. I guess this is the "key" to a great redo!


    Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's Linky Party tonight

    ~Suzanne in Illinois

  3. Your tables turned out super cute!

  4. Adorable! I love how they match =) I hope you will come show this off at my VIP Party today.

  5. Hi Tami, The tables turned out really cute! Good luck with the application at the co-op store and thanks for joining the Open House party this week.

  6. This are super chic! I have a new found obsession with keys and LOVE these!

    I would love for you to link up your post at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

    I am a new follower!

  7. Thank you so much for linking up and partying at Home Savvy A to Z this week, Tami!

  8. What a cute idea- they came out adorable. Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  9. Great job. Very creative; love the key accent. Found your blog by way of "Shades of Amber". I'm a beginner with ASCP. Actually, I haven't put brush to paint yet, but I did manage to find a store here in the "deep south" that has Annie Sloan's paint. Yey!


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