Friday, April 8, 2011

Turquoise Console and a Rooster

My lovely friend, Amity, must be psychic as she came up to me yesterday and said Fiona, you need to paint something turquoise". She's definitely on the money as I had actually spent the day sanding back and painting a long console that exact colour.

I white washed the top by mixing paint and water then rubbing it into the stripped raw wood. I then painted the base turquoise and then heavily distressed it and rubbed dark antique wax over it all.






and before:

   
and a quick makeover on a wicker basket to add some interest to my shop.



So, all in all, a couple of productive days. Hopefully I sell some stuff this weekend!  (Although I spoke to a man this afternoon who was eye-ing off the little chest of drawers I finished earlier in the week and he's bringing his wife in to see it tomorrow). Fingers crossed for me!

cheers Fiona

3 comments:

  1. Love it! Great transformation....I had to build my own console table out of pallets and scrap kitchen legs, I'd love for you to link this up at my link party Simply Creations Link Party

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  2. Wow, what a gorgeous transformation. I'm your newest happy follower.
    Stop by for a visit sometime.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  3. LOVE the color on the table- it's gorgeous. It looks like a really wonderful piece too! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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