Wednesday, September 26, 2012

So Green

 Sometimes I pick up a piece of furniture that just needs a little extra loving.  Like this Kermit green table.  Handmade, but well-made.  Very sturdy. Very green.

Some of you may remember those antiquing kits from the 1970's.  The kit came in a box with a colonial color paint (I was partial to the blue and mustard) and an antiquing glaze.  It was fairly easy to do if you sanded the heck out of the furniture first.

This table was definitely a left-over from that period refinished in colonial green with a brown glaze.

However, I could discern a bit of white peeking through.  Therefore, it qualified for a distressing.

  First I washed it with some ammonia water.  I found out that some of that "brown" glaze was actually just old grime.

Then using a 150 grit sandpaper on my hand sander. I sanded all over to let the white really shine.

I did not add a varnish, a wax, or a glaze to it when I was finished.  I liked it just the way it turned out, and it was going to the booth anyway.

I am sure someone will buy it and turned it into something special - I just did not have the time.

But I did save it from being toss out of the thrift shop.
I am thinking of adding some purple and orange items to it for display.  It would be cute for fall on a porch somewhere.  I wish it well.  It was once so green, now it is so distressed!

I know this is such a small project for this week, but I spent five hours in the dentist's chair yesterday getting a crown on my very, very back top molar.  My face feels as if it was kicked by an ornery mule!   Let's see - do I use ice or heat?  I always get so confused.

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  1. Ice...YES: in a good stiff drink! Darling table; hope your mouth recovers!

  2. So cute! That green is really quite pretty! :) Great find!

    xoxo laurie

  3. What a cute table! I always used ice for any toothache or swelling. Hope you feel better soon. Xx

  4. Ice!! Tylenol and rest. Feel better!!

    Your little table is perfect just the way it is. Great job.

  5. Aww, you poor darling... I hate dentists. They are all devils' spawns, I swear.
    That wee table really does scream "fall decor", I agree. Some cream- coloured pumpkins and orange mini- hurricanes, maybe? And acorns. Defo acorns.

  6. You know I love this one! Green is my favorite color! Now if I only had a porch...*sigh*.

  7. Oh boy, you and your crown remind me I should be doing the same thing. Sorry you are feeling like a mule's whipping post. Hope you feel better soon. Your little green table is divine and a perfect project for the week. Your are certainly keeping your customers in the goods!

  8. Super cute...the perfect shade of green!! Hope you are feeling better soon! I'm now following you!! =) Deanna

  9. Ouch! It looks great. Hope you feel better! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend! :)

  10. You've made a nice job on the little table. I don't if know heat/cold is the answer....usually a stiff drink helps!

  11. What a cute kermit table, like him all lightened up a bit, gave him some more character. Loving the green. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  12. Hope you're feeling better now. I always dread the dentist. Your table is so cute and I really like the green. I'm visiting from Sunday's Best and an now a follower. Would love it it you would stop by for a visit sometime and maybe follow back. Hope you have a great day!
    Tuula :)

  13. so cute. I love random little projects. they make me smile. found you at Alderberry Hill's party.

    party going on at my place if you'd like to link up!

  14. The table looks fabulous Donna!

    I hope you are feeling better!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  15. I'm so glad that I'm following you! What a gorgeous table, I love how you distressed it. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work:)



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