I loved her size and shape though, so she came home with me. First of all, I had to decide whether or not to finish stripping the paint. I really didn't want to get into that mess so I attempted sanding the raised, bubbled areas of paint. hmm, I think I like the texture it makes...
Next, was deciding how much to paint her. Cover completely? Let's just say I was in a hurry to have an end table so chose to cover the pink and grungy white with a quick, light coat of fresh white.
Didn't love it but there was so much else to do in the house that I let her be.
Almost two years passed by and shall we say it just wasn't working for her (or me) anymore? She was lost against the white wall and her shelf with the texture just looked tired. I knew it was time for a makeover!
I started with a good dusting and then two coats of ASCP in Chateau Grey. I seriously love this color as it is the perfect grey-green. I followed it all up with clear then dark wax. Isn't she lovely?
New jewelry of course!
Look how the texture from the previous strip job gives her so much character!
And her leg details are beautiful - no longer the ugly pink mess.
I am thinking of painting a graphic on the top...however, it may be two more years before that happens. LOL!
In the meantime, she looks and feels so much better - no longer lost and overlooked against the wall.
|The perfect spot to hold our board games!|
Here's to happy endings!
I'll be linking up at these parties!
Coastal Charm Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
diy showoff that-dig-party
Maria Elenas Decor Tuesdays-at-our-home
The Dedicated House Make It Pretty Monday