Saturday, June 25, 2011

Curvy And Straight

This is the tale of two cute little side tables that could not be more different - one curvy and one straight! It all started with a request from Cari who is decorating a beach house. Cari came to our spring sale and went home with a boat load of furniture.







Cari sent me an email asking if I had anything that would work as an additional bedside table. I sent her pictures of a variety of choices and she fell in love with this curvy girl.





She asked for blue. Again I sent her a variety of choices and we settled on Mariner Blue from the Martha Stewart line, although I had it mixed in the Behr Ultra Premium Plus Paint and Primer in One - love skipping that priming step!








That little top shelf is so sweet!





And Cari asked for a cute knob. I think this one qualifies.





Don't you just love the curvy lines and the soft cottage feel? And in that shade of blue, she's just perfect for a beach house!





When Cari picked up her bedside table, she brought me another table that she no longer wanted. With it's formal feel and straight lines, it was such a contrast to the first one.





I had a brand new can of chalk paint in Provence that I was anxious to open, so I started painting immediately.






I used Old White as an accent color.











Again, I used the Annie Sloan soft wax. I love the way it goes on so smoothly, but it does take some time to set-up properly before you can buff it.






I think this one has a very prim and proper feel!




So there you have it, two completely different side tables - one curvy and one straight!


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33 comments:

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Oh, I love the curvy gal, too! lol I really love them both but there is just something so darling about the first one. Perfect for a beach house! :)

Katie said...

They both look great! I love the color you chose! That straight table is just adorable!

kathie said...

Love them ~ especially love the white accents on the second one, they really pop now!

A Vintage Green said...

Very cottage. Love the blue paint. Nice look on the table. Thanks for sharing.
- Joy

Red Gate Farm said...

Love them both... I can see the curvy one fitting into a beach-y place! The curves are kind of like the waves!

How are you feeling about the chalk paint these days? I'm still wanting to try it but have been a bit "on the fence" because of the cost. The provence color is one that is on my list!

~Chris

Emily said...

both tables are great, but i super love that curvy lady!!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

They are both just darling! I have been dying to try the Provence color!!! Have a great weekend!

Chrissie said...

I love them both. Those shades of blue are dreamy!

Grammy Goodwill said...

I can't believe Chrissie said EXACTLY what I was going to say. They look great.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Love them BOTH! Wish I had a beach house! :)

xoxo
Kathleen

MaryAnn said...

They are both adorable. It would be hard to choose. Love the beautiful blues~
MaryAnn

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Oh - the colors are super pretty!! I love that curvy table - very cute!! Thanks so much for linking up to Think Pink Sundays! ;)

Joyce said...

I love the colour- just gorgeous!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

they are both adorable, but i have to admit i looooove the second a wee bit more. that curved front and the nice slim legs! i sound like i am describing my ideal body shape! ;)

gail said...

They both are very cute, but the second is definitely my favorite!
super job!
I'll be waxing some paris gray tomorrow. :)
wish me luck!
gail

Jodi said...

I really like them both, love the color especially!

Sherry said...

These both turned out perfect! I am hoping to redo a piece of furniture soon with the pretty turquoise color. Love how yours turned out!
Sherry

Shelia said...

What a sweet curvy little table. I'd love one like that! I wish she would send you a picture to share with us after she's put it in her bedroom. The other table is darling! You do wonderful work.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tracy said...

Both are very cute! The color on the first one is perfect for a beach house.

Becolorful said...

Oooh so pretty. Love that color. Great work. Really.
Visiting via BNOTP
Pam @ BeColorful

missbmckay said...

Really cute! I'm going through a birds and blue phase right now. Everything I love is this color! I love the glass knob, and the white pull. Gives the pieces that something special.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think they both look great! I do love the curvy one best though! What a sweet little bedside table that would be.

Amanda said...

The curvy gal is just gorgeous, love the colour too!

Honey at 2805 said...

You worked miracles on both of these little gals! They both must be happy in their new "blue" phase!

Marianne said...

Both tables look great in blue! I'm actually loving the second table.

Marianne :)

Erin said...

Those curves are awesome!! They booth great in blue. :)

Meg said...

So cute, great re-do! I would love to try that chalk paint! I'm just wondering if I can justify the expense?? Also, do you paint with a brush or roller? I'm painting a huge piece of furniture right now and not sure what to use! Help!

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decoratinginsanity.com said...

How cute are they. Love it! Hope you will share at our link party on Sunday at decoratinginsanity.com.

Ginger said...

Following from Not Just a Housewife. Those turned out great. Love the knob. :) Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. The most view link will receive a set of fancy rectangle chalkboard labels from my etsy shop. Hope to see you there.

Ginger
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Jilly said...

In first seen, it seems very Straight but it also curvy and looks very stylish. It is best furniture to keep in kitchen.
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Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

So pretty! I would love it if you linked up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/06/tuesday-confessional-link-party.html
I hope to see you soon!
~Macy

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

The Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop has grown for the better because of your participation. Thanks for linking up this great post! :)

Chocolate Drool and Kisses said...

Thanks for linking up to the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.
Crystal
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