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}

16 comments:

  1. Great color combo--love the detailing!

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

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

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

    hugs
    Sissie

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. very purdy! love the glass pulls :)

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  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

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

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