Monday, July 11, 2011

a little blue table inspired by Miss Mustard Seed

I'm lucky enough to be guest posting over at Redoux today (go check out Karen's blog for tons of inspiration).   Here's a cute end table that I recently {primp}ed.  I think I'll call her Miss Beadle in honor of my inspirations.
 The first being the well remembered teacher of Walnut Grove, the second is the other famous 'Miss'--Mustard Seed of course.
I decided to give it an update in true Miss Mustard Seed style, with paint and lots of detailing.
Here's the before, so you can truly appreciate how far she's come.

I knew this piece would be perfect for the white detailing with its grooves and edges.
I sanded generously, then added an antiquing stain over the whole thing.

Then with a flat brush, I added the white paint in the grooves and along the edging.

When I decide on buying a piece in its before-state, I look at the lines and details of a piece. This one had a great curvy bottom and pretty feet.
I had a couple of different ideas for the pulls, but in the end I chose these glass ones because they were the perfect size, and I didn't want to mess with filling and drilling holes.
I'm glad I did. The distressing and pretty glass knobs are a perfect combination, don't you agree?
I think Miss Beadle turned out pretty purdy--what do you think? I hope this gives you some of your own inspiration to find something to {primp}.

{fyi:  paint is cupboard blue by Old Village}


  1. Great color combo--love the detailing!

  2. It's just lovely. That color blue look very regal!

  3. wow!! you did an amazing job on this!! I am very impressed!! - new follower here!! :)

  4. MM will be proud! I love the color and the detailing.


  5. I think it turned out fabulous! Those pulls are beautiful.

  6. i am so digging that dark color- it looks awesome and pops against the white details.

  7. I love Miss Mustard Seed too, and what you've done is fantastic!

  8. Nice job on that cute little table. Love her legs

  9. Fabulous color, love the white details! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

  10. very purdy! love the glass pulls :)

  11. LOVE that color combination, she's a real cutie! and I agree, the glass pulls are perfect! thanks for linking up with VIF,
    xo Debra

  12. Oh I love it!! The color is PERFECT!