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Our Industrial Coffee Table

I saw this coffee table in an ad one day and loved it…decided I could maybe make one myself…just tweak it some…I work with cypress mostly (hence the name of my company) so I knew I definitely wanted to use that for the top; instead of the pine that the table in the ad had used.  Bruce gathered up all the pipes we needed and then we got the cypress from a house being torn down that had been built in the late 1800’s. We went with the 2in thick planks to make it a really sturdy and heavy table. I painted the pipes all black and then sanded down and stained the cypress a dark walnut…finished with Old Town Paints Clear Matte Finish….I’m loving this table…you can plop your feet right up on top and it doesn’t move an inch…and it’s big enough for everyone to sit around during the game with our drinks and snacks or to have family game night! LOVE this table!

Dimensions are 29×54

 

 

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Antique Writing Desk

Several weeks ago, I found this old writing desk while I was out “antiquing”….It’s such a sweet piece of furniture.  It was actually in great shape…just needed some good ol’ Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to revive it….I decided to go with a neutral color so it could be used in almost any room of the house. I chose French Linen for the outside and Duck Egg on the inside of both the top desk area, and the drawer, then lightly distressed, aged, and waxed…I also added a French stencil just for a pretty little accent….And of course, new knobs, were added in the end…Below are the before and after pictures…

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The Wash Stand

I love garage sales…sometimes you find the greatest little treasures for little or nothing…then, sometimes you can’t find a dang thing…last week, however, I found this wonderful little antique wash stand, or vanity, or kitchen storage cabinet…I am pretty sure anyone could find a use for it somewhere in their home…Well, I took it home and tried to figure out just what color I should paint her…because as you know, that is the hardest part of all…picking out the color!!  I got out my trusty little Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Color Chart and finally decided on Paris Grey and Old White….I painted, and painted, and painted…inside and out, top to bottom…every square inch…then sanded, distressed, and waxed to that gorgeous, silky smooth finish you get when using Annie Sloan products…Did I mention I’m in love with ASCP??  Well, I am….Here are some before and after pictures…Isn’t she pretty?

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