Monday, August 5, 2013

In Honor of Ireland Emerald Isle Parlor table Makeover

Guess what my Beauties?
Its Monday Morning and I have spent the last week running around like
a maniac painting furniture..Stuffing my booths
and trying to get all my ducks in a row for our Trip.
So Since I have not had time to edit pictures, or write up posts of
all the projects I have been working on, I thought I would
show you an old post.
Its my Emerald Isle Parlor Table makeover.
In HONOR of us leaving for Ireland for our 20th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.
I am so excited yet nervous at the same time.
We have not left the country since you could use Birth Certificates instead
of Passports..What does that tell ya? LOL
So while I am running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying
to get ready to leave I will let you relax and check out this old Makeover.

Top of the Morning to you my Beauties~!
I am feeling a bit Irish this morning thanks
to the new CeCe Caldwells Paint color
Emerald Isle.
I can't tell you how excited I was about this color
Ask Shelley over at SHIZZLE LLC where I get my paints.
I pretty much was waiting on her door step for it to come in.
When I say that I am NOT exaggerating..:

This is why I have been so excited. I have had this table WAITING.
I knew I wanted some POP of color and once I heard this color was coming out..
I saved it, just for it.

I quickly slapped on 2 thin coats of the emerald Isle. While that was drying I didn't feel like sanding the top or painting it. It was in OK, not great condition. So guess what I did?
I used my dark wax and waxed the top after I scrubbed it down with a green scrub sponge.
when the wax was cured I used my buffing brush with my drill to shine it right up.
It looks amazing, all while keeping the vintage feel.

after the paint was all dry, I waxed the whole thing with light aging wax and then buffed it up to an old vintage finish.

If you can't tell  I LOVE IT!
I mean..its a bit serendipitous as we are going to Ireland in August
and every time I look at this table I am reminded of that.

I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!
I know know I will looking at my Emerald Green table.

I hope you enjoyed this makeover.
While I am at it I might as well keep bugging you about that favor I asked last week.

You know how much I love to SAVE furniture...take something that nobody wants and
turn it into something that someone will LOVE..
Well I am made it into a top 10 contest for Making over furniture..
I REALLY REALLY NEED your votes...
I normally honestly would not enter contests because I really hate the stress of well...
THIS...begging for votes...but now that I am in the 10 ten, I kinda feel like..
OK...I should really TRY...even if I least I tried..
I have to show it as much effort as I do the furniture itself..
so If you could and want too, Just click HERE
and simply LIKE my french armoire. Its as simple as that...

 mission makeover
and know how much I really truly appreciate it...
Thank you so much
and have a BEAUTIFUL day!

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Good Time Charlie said...

You are a creative genius!!!! Can you come to my house and do one of those for me too? I love that you think of your trip when you look at it, you will think of your trip and all the fun you had after when you see it. It is gorgeous!

The Paupers Castle said...

It's simply beautiful! I can't wait til we get our shipment in next week. I love it!

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

Your table is totally gorgeous!

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH, Karin! I am beyond smitten!!! Those are GORGEOUS and the color is amazing- xo Diana

Linda Leyble said...

Hi Karin - that is such a great color! Very different. Maybe I love it becuase I am Irish - but I think it goes so well with the whole feel of that great piece. I can't find stuff like that here in NY - have to travel upstate, where they don't know the value of things (here - any old piece goes for big $).

Love it - hope you will visit my blog too. I have a project on Redoux and French Country Cottage - it's the Mini Swedish Clock Re-Do.

Have fun in Ireland - what part are you going to? My grandparents are from Galway (Clifden to be exact!)


PS - Could you put a "Name and URL choice below? There are many people with blogs that would like to comment (like me) and it may stop them - so think about it!

PSS - I follow you on Facebook too I believe!

Kathryn J Cain said...

tis a pretty wee table yo have created...leave it too a redhead...I laughed thinking that is the exact color of a velvet dress I wore on Christmas and my sis in Ruby reds. May the luck of the Irish be with you

Shannon Fox said...

You are always so adventurous! Another beauty to be sure. And that is coming from a real Irish Lass ;)

srpprcrftr said...

Loving that table, the color is quite vivid. Not exactly to my liking but it is pretty. The table is so awesome, love the lines of it. Why can't I ever find tables like that? I love the old fashioned style. Think the color would grow on me depending on the setting. Happy Days

Anonymous said...

I love this emerald green!!! I use mostly ASCP...must give CeCe a try. I see you are from Grandville....I'm in St. Joe....not far from ya!! I actually have been wanting to stop into Shelley's shop and check it out. Even pondering a paint class coming up! Just wanted to say your newest follower!

Unknown said...

I saw the thumbnail for this on Funky Junk Interiors and I had to come see. I love it! I'm wondering where I could use something that color.

House Crazy in Michigan! said...

What a beauty! Love how that color distressed and polished up. How fortunate you are so close to Shelly's shop.

Can't wait to hear about how the buying public responds to a piece of furniture in this color. Please keep us all posted!

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lynn cockrell said...

What a lovely job you did on this sweet green table!

Sew a Fine Seam said...

Great makeover! Love the new look!

Anonymous said...

Nice job on that little table, it looks beautiful!

Lindsey said...

Love the distressed emerald look. :) It seems that emerald is coming back as a trend!

Kayla @ Home Coming said...

Beautiful update! I host a DIY link party every Monday and would love for you to join!

Unknown said...

That was a beautiful table to start with but wow - you knocked it right out of the park!!!
What a gorgeous " lassie "

Sarah said...

The green is FABULOUS. I love this table. If you get a chance come link up at my Tuesday Pin Party.

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Wow ... what a gorgeous transformation! I love your color choice!

Unknown said...

Love the emerald! Thanks for sharing this beauty at my Twirl & Take a Bow party!
House on the Way

Unknown said...

You're so stinkin' creative!! LOVE this! What a gorgeous color!! Thanks so much for sharing at The Rustic Pig! Hugs!! Claire

Anonymous said...

What a colorful piece, and I love the way it brightens that corner! Found you via Clean & Scentsible's link party. If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

chateau chic said...

Love the way your table turned out. I'm all for a pop of color in a room. Beautiful!
Mary Alice

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Very nice! Love the look!

Mommy Evolution said...

This really added dimension to the table! Please share your entry on Creative Crafts Thursday,, and any of your favorite projects each and every week!

Adorned From Above said...

I love the table. It came out great. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

Unknown said...

Love that pop of color....really nice

Taylor @ said...

It is absolutely gorgeous and I love that you left the top original. I'll have to try using the clear wax on tops that aren't too ruined. Great job! I just used Emerald isle on an art deco dining room table (waiting for the wax to dry) : )

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

This turned out AMAZING!! Gorgeous makeover ... nicely done!! :)

Pamela said...

What a great color! Thanx for sharing at THT.

PJH Designs said...

Beautiful! I love the table such pretty legs and I love the color and the finish you gave it. Thanks for sharing at Transformed Tuesday.
Peggy~PJH Designs

Heather said...

Gorgeous! You perfectly channelled Pantone 2013 Emerald in this makeover! Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing it at Project Inspired :D

Christine said...

Oh WOW!! Is that ever gorgeous!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer!! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

PJH Designs said...

You're Sooo featured this week on Transformed Tuesday.
Peggy~PJH Designs

Gwen said...

It's stunning, girl. My grandaddy's last name was Ireland, so I totally love it!

Good Time Charlie said...

I just had to share this today!!! Thanks for linking up!