Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A Winner and a New Project of the Week!

Wow, this week went by fast. I hope I can keep up with a new project every week. If you know of any that you think are fabulous, please let me know!

First of a big congratulations to Joanne Kennedy from My Little Cottage in the Making! She is the winner of my blog giveaway. I hope you enjoy your goodies Joanne!

Now for our next project of the week. Here is how you can take a simple, but beautiful table...that at first glance does not seem to fit the cottage decor....

and turn it into something spectacularly cottagey!!

This piece was done by Mandi at Shabby Vintage Dreams! She did such a great job of painting this table.

Ok, I contacted Mandi on her method of painting and here is what she said...

First I wipe down with mineral turpentine and give a sand with my electric sander. In between each coat of paint (Dulux Antique White USA Oil Based Semi Gloss) I lightly sand with very fine grade sandpaper. I coat all my furniture in 3 coats of paint. If adding floral appliqu├ęs I normally attach before the last coat of paint, that way they are painted at the same time since these only need one coat of paint. I also do all my painting the old fashioned way with a brush!

Watch for more of her projects in upcoming weeks!


Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh I am SO excited to win your giveaway! Thank you so much. I'm thrilled!

Love the table redo also. I've been searching for a pretty table like that to turn into a desk for my office.



I'm so glad that Joanne won...she is very kind :) About the table, spray painted? I was spray painting tonight and my fingers got in the way..oops.I look forward to the new projects.Thanks, Deb

Alison Gibbs said...

Wow what a fabulous job Mandii has done of the table.

Shabby Vintage dreams said...

Hi kelli,
Thanks for showing off my work! It's always so good to see a peice before and then after once it's been made over. Sometimes a coat of white paint gives an item a whole new look!! Most things that enter my house dont escape the white paint!!
have a great weekend!!


Hiya Kelli!

Big congrats to Joanne for winning the giveaway!
Love Mandiis makeover. I think if you stand still too long around either Mandii or I you risk the chance of being painted white or pink!


Shann x

Cynthia S. said...

Thanks sooo much Kelly! and I adore your blog too! Im back to blogging after a busy summer, feels nice ;) I LOVE that table you did a great job! and the set up is so pretty too!

Hope your having a great weekend! xo

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Great table!!!! WOW!!!! And a big "Yipee!" to Joanne!!

M ^..^

Pink Slippers said...

The table is beautiful. I love the legs.

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Kellie,
Great project of the week - doesn't Mandii do it so well too.