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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Lovely Yellow Sofa Table

Whew!! Holy cow it's been a busy weekend around here. I'm still working on my shop & actually gaining some hard won ground.Since I'm still neck deep in my to-do list I'm going to share a project I completed last month.
 I have been really feeling all the bright, cheerful colors that summer brings & have been just itching to splash some cheerful yellow on something. I just needed to find the right piece & that was proving harder than I thought. 
It finally came along when I found this adorable sofa table, are you ready for it? On the side of the road! Seriously, would you just look at the legs on this little beauty. Nice. She was in pretty rough shape though and needed some serious TLC.
Sorry for the horrible quality of the pictures, all I had on me was my phone. But I knew the minute I saw it, this little pretty was going to be a bright shade of sunshine. 
Yes, that's over spray on her poor little self. I was originally going to completely strip her down so I wasn't too worried about  a little over spray.
I decided to go a slightly different route once I really looked her over & started turning around some ideas in my head. I repaired her broken drawer, glued up some wiggly bits & filled in a few minor scratches.
I gave her a good all over sanding with 100 & 220 grit paper & my palm sander then wiped her down. She got two coats of BIN 123 primer. I LOVE this stuff. I've used many, many different primers & I continually come back to this one.
You like my pile o' ladders back there? Ya, I did something cool with those :)
 Once she was all repaired, sanded, primed, & sanded again, I took her indoors away from the humidity and began rolling on her bright new yellow coat. I used my awesome free Valspar sample in Outlands Daisy. I fell in love with this color, it's so cheery & bright, but without being obnoxious. 
I gave her 2 coats, letting each one dry & lightly sanding in between. 
Yes, those are canned goods holding the table up. Doesn't everyone use fruit to paint? No? huh.
I wanted to give her cheerful little self some sass as well so I used a quatrefoil stencil I downloaded from the very generous Emily over at Jones Design Co. You should go check out how she used this design in her home. Swoon. She is one extremely talented lady.
I printed it off on thick card stock & cut out just one design.



You can see my measurements on my stencil as I figured out its size & the size of the table. I began in the dead center & used my Elmers paint pen to trace around it. You can see on the stencil that I left a sliver of the design on either side of it. I did this as a way to have something to line up to so I kept my design straight & even.
This is how I used the stencil all over the table. You can see how it lined up nicely keeping me on track. 
Once I had the entire design transferred to the table, I used a very small artists brush to fill in the quatrefoil. 

I apologize for the horrible picture, but it was late at night when I got to this step so the lighting is just a couple of lamps. 
Here it is all finished.
 I sprayed the hardware with some Krylon white satin spray paint & clear coated it with 2 coats. 

Here was the table it this point

I loved how it looked, but felt it needed just a bit more.
I ended up doing some distressing on it, but didn't get too carried away on this piece. I just wanted it to look like it's been around for a little while. Well-loved, well-used, but also well cared for.
I gave it 3 coats of polycrylic, lightly sanding between each coat.
So here it is now. Completely finished & looking like a sunshiny piece of rock star!


Sitting with a few other items I've finished at my first weekend sale.
I'm lovin' how it turned out. I wish I could have kept this one, but I say that about so many every piece I finish. It is available for purchase in my shop space. It would look darling in a teen girls room as a desk or in a family room as a sofa table. The possibilities are endless.
I'm off again do some sanding & sawing. I'm working on a upcycled project for the fourth of July & I can't wait to share it with you!
Until next time.

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78 comments:

  1. What a great free find and the color your chose is so much fun! Stopping by from Debbie's Newbie Party. Jane

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    1. Thanks for visiting Jane! I was so happy to be able to paint something yellow finally. Yellow & white together just puts a smile on my face.

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  2. Beautiful makeover and redo. I love yellow, and this piece is just so happy and bright.

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I'm not usually so lucky as to find such things on the curb, but it was a pretty happy day when I found this beauty. It must have been my good luck charm because since then, I've found 3 other pieces on the road side. Oh, the makeovers to come :)

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  3. Wow...you did a beautiful job! Love the color! I just found you at Kammy's Korner. I'm now a follower. Would love to have you stop by when you have a minute! Blessings ~ Judy

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    1. Thank you for such sweet words Judy. I love it when a makeover is a bright, cheerful, fun one! There's nothing more I love the vibrant colors & a good design. Thanks for visiting me & following! I can't wait to stop by & see you! Cheers.

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  4. Very Cheery, love the stencil design, a lot of hard work you did here and it shows.
    Anne

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    1. Thanks Anne! I can get lost in detail painting & hours will fly by. I find it to be kind of therapeutic. No intense thinking & my mind can wander. *Sigh....now if I could get the rest of the day to be like that. Lol. Thanks so much for visiting me!

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  5. Love the color on this piece and the stencil! You did an amazing job!!

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    1. Thanks so much Elizabeth! Detail painting is one of my fave past times so I look for a reason to put it on anything possible. I appreciate you stopping by & seeing me!

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  6. The sofa table looks fabulous, love the sunny yellow and the way you stencilled the top!

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    1. Thank you Deanna! I actually kept this one around for a while longer than I needed to because it just cheered the room up. I finally took it to the shop, but I was sad to see it go.

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  7. That graphic design is stand out!
    I might have to try that.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints

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    1. Oh thank you so much Deb! I love the limitless possibilities you have with creating your own stencils. Well that & I just love designs & fun techniques in general. I might add; I have picked up some very cool paint techniques from your blog. You are a truly talented painter & artist and I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit. Thanks!

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  8. I am in love with your yellow table! I chose you to be my Newbie in the Spotlight today! I found you at Debbbiedoo's newbie party! Please come over and grab the button for you sidebar!
    Have a great day!
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you SO much Debbie!!! I am thrilled & honored beyond words....and too out of breath to utter any. I literally just did a happy dance around my dining room table.....literally. My dogs think I'm crazy, but I'm on cloud 9!! What an absolutely wonderful surprise at the end of a very long day. I have been overwhelmed with the kindness, creativity, & helpfulness that make up the DIY blogging community. You have made my week tenfold. I will stop over & grab the button! Thank you so much once again Debbie!

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  9. Turned out beautiful! And the distressing just makes it that much more. I'm a new follower!

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    1. Thank you so very much. I originally did not do distressing on the piece but after I looked at it from every angle possible, I just couldn't help myself. I LUV a good distressed piece. I'm so happy to have you here.

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  10. Congrats on the Newbie Spotlight! I am thrilled Debbie shouted about you. This is one darling table. The color is perfect and the stencil effect is so great =) Thanks for linking up to the Newbie Party so we could see it!!

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    1. Hey Shannon, thank you so much! I was so excited, honored, & humbled when I found out. There is SO MUCH talent in those newbie parties that being in the spotlight is absolutely priceless. That party has been such a wealth of fun & inspiration for me. I'm meeting so many wonderful bloggers & gaining so much insight, inspiration, & friendship from them. Thank you to you ladies for the work & effort you put into them each week!

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  11. Love it and the color! Great job! Congrats on the Newbie Spotlight!

    Melody
    www.mypassionfordecor.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Melody! I'm pretty excited & will probably stay that way for days! I've been having so much fun doing some pieces with cheerful, bright summer colors. I appreciate you stopping by for a visit. Have a wonderful week!

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  12. You did a wonderful job! I love this bright, sunny table.
    Congrats on being in the Newbie Spotlight!

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    1. Thank you Gina! This table was so much fun to do & it was awesome to finally find the perfect piece for a yellow transformation. I'm lovin' the newbie party every week; the inspiration, talent, & bloggy friends I'm making are just wonderful. Thank you for visiting me!

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  13. Lovely! I always check out yellow furniture makeovers so I think this summer I have to actually paint something yellow.

    The distressing looks so great with your paint colour!

    Visiting from aka design :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting Claire! Oh, I can't wait to see what you paint yellow. I'm already looking for my next yellow piece too. It's such a fun summer color & I think my porch needs a touch of it. I'll be checking into your blog so I can be sure to see your 'piece of sunshine' as soon as it gets created. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Hi StaceAnne,
    I came over because Debbie recommended I do and I do whatever Debbie ask me to do. Nice blog. I'll be back.

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  15. Thanks for stopping by! I just jumped over to your blog and holy moly it's a beauty. We also live in a home that's over 100 years old so I completely understand the renovation process and can't wait to sit down & dig into your blog a bit more. I've been having SO much fun meeting such amazing people through the newbie link parties! Thanks again for visiting!

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  16. Love this table! It turned out fabulous. Just stopped over from Debbie's to say hi!

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    1. Thanks so much for the sweet words Pamela & thanks for saying hi!

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  17. Love this table! The design on top is fantastic! I am a fellow newbie over at the "Newbie" party!

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    1. Heeeeey Melissa, thanks for stopping by! I've been to your blog & I LOVE what you do! So happy to have you.

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  18. This came out so awesome. Saw it over at refresh restyle and had to come by! So awesome ... and so curious what you did with those ladders. :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting Karah! It was one of my more favorite projects. I was so excited to use a cheerful yellow on something. I am finishing up one of my ladder projects as of today so it will be on here very soon. (This is where the suspenseful music starts playing)Thanks again for visiting!

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  19. Hi Stacey,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the invite to your blog. I've been trying to figure out how to add this pattern to a piece of furniture without the cost of buying a large stencil. Thanks so much for sharing. I love your table and hope you'll link it at my Frugal Treasures Tuesday going on through Sunday.
    Thank you so much for the Versatile Blogger Award!!! Going to check it out now. : )
    Barbe

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  20. I love how your table turned out..the color and the design of the stencil are amazing! Beautiful job!

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    1. I'm so glad this helped Patty! I agree, this color is so bright & cheerful....I fell in love with it too. I can't wait to hear how the coffee table goes!

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