Monday, August 24, 2009

As Blue as the Sky

"Hello Table, you're looking blue today, but I must say it looks good on you. Did a piece of sky fall on you and douse you with it's magnificent blueness?"

"Oh chair, you must have walked through the flower garden. You are kissed with blossoms."

"I must say, you two look good together. It was almost as if you were made for each other."

An Inexpensive Project With a Great Look
CRAFT TIP: Give 2nd hand furniture new life with spray paint. Furniture can be acquired for a song at thrift stores/rummage sales. You might even have a willing participant in your garage. If your piece is raw or stained wood and you want the piece to last awhile, first spray on a coat of Kilz spray paint. This will keep knots from bleeding through the paint. My little table had already been painted, so a coat of Gloss Sky Blue was all it needed. I masked off the legs and they were spray painted black.
A great feature of this table is that it comes with a tray-like top. My plan is to have a piece of glass cut that will fit on top of the groove, (see close up of picture below). I can put pictures on the top of the table and place the glass tray on top. Any other ideas?

I also gave my patio furniture, (eeeeek) a well needed fresh coat of paint.

Looks much better.
For this project, I used hammered paint. It gives the metal patio furniture a textured look that I like.
Remember when using spray paint, use fast even strokes. If you stay in one spot too long, you will end up with runs and drips.
Blessings, Ele

20 comments:

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I love the blue colour, its gorgeous and that table is lovely with the tray top... fab idea with the picture underneath it....

I love the colours in your chair, so cheerful...

The patio furntiure looks superb, I assume its a good idea to keep moving in your house otherwise you might end up painted or revamped! ;D

x Alex

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the colour of the table Ele. Fabulous idea with the glass and photos, that is what I have on my round coffee table. The grandkids love leaning on it and looking at all the photos.
Alison

Renee's Reproductions said...

great ideas! love your patio furniture! i found a set like that on craigslist, but it sold to someone else! beautiful pics!!

vivian said...

busy busy girl! would you come here please and strip and paint all my dressers? I really want this done.. but I dont want to do it!
your table is pretty!

Connie said...

Looks fantastic and I absolutely love that blue, honey. It is SO you. Cool and elegant.
xoxo,
Connie

rosechicfriends said...

You room looks so dreamy! Love that table redo..but I LOVE blue so anyway you do it..would still make me happy! I think i'd put some vintage post cards or dried flowers in that space!

Have a great day!
Lorena

Tamerie Shriver said...

I just love spray paint. The sky blue table is just lovely and the patio furniture looks brand new. Good job!!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a heavenly shade of blue, Ele! I love that table & you will have so much fun decorating under glass with it! How about some doilies, post cards, hankies, pics of beautiful H?

Thanks for stopping by my blog ~ you are entered in my giveaway ~ good luck!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Draffin Bears said...

It is amazing what a can of spray paint can do to bring a piece of furniture alive.
I like what you have done and the blue colour.

Hugs
Carolyn

Kai said...

MOVE OVER, MARTHA STEWART! You have NOTHING on my friend, Ele! Not only THAT, your color choices are nowhere NEAR as pretty and elegant as Ele's and YOU don't explain things as beautifully! In FACT, I think you should just hand your tv show (and all your $$, too) over to Ele! So THERE, Martha! ........ Uh. Got JUST a tad carried away, huh? I LOVE the blue and the chair motif together & appreciate the painting tips! (Nah, nah, nah, Martha!)

Jennifer said...

Ele the blue color is so pretty.I'll have to look for that kind.The patio furniture looks great.Love what you did.I really like your hanging organizer bags to so pretty.Hugs,Jen

Sweetina said...

Oh I love the sky blue table you revamped! And it looks divine with that gorgous chair!!!
Spray paint is such a great way to perk things up!
Hugsxx
Tina

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Kilz spray paint...who knew? Thanks for the great tip.

Ok, that chair is fan-stinkin-tabulous! Was that a thrift store find? If so, I am completely jealous!

:)
~Amanda

Caleen said...

I love the blue color.. Great ideas to spruce things up.. I love spray paint. I have patio furniture like yours.. Now, I know what to do to give it new life.. Thanks for the ideas.. Have a great week!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Ele, I LOVE that color of blue!!! Thank you so much for these great ideas and tips!
Hugs,
Amy

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Love love love that blue table...Awww~

Suze said...

oh I love the blue table, you did a great job. I'm so impatient with spray paint, but it's amazing how it can transform ugly into beautiful.

Pearl said...

Amazing transformation Ele! Thanks for the tip.

hippiedog said...

Love the fabric on the chair....beautiful :) Please mail me the chair....it will look wonderful on my porch *giggle* Missing you.....hope you're doing great!

Cole said...

thank you so much for posting this. I'm thinking about trying spray paint on some of my furniture so this post was an inspiration. :) thanks!