01 December 2015

coffee table / ottoman redo.


thanksgiving morning
i finished the redo of our
coffee table / ottoman
that was once a breakfast table
from way back lasteryear.
back in 1909 (or a few years past)
we (meaning my darling) cut
the legs of our breakfast table
down to a size befitting
a coffee table. then my beloved
{and much missed}
daughter {no, she has not returned}
and i sprayed the top surface
with glue and secured a 4 inch
thick piece of foam cut to size. 
over that we stretched a length of
muslin and stapled it to the underside.
and finally over that a length of 
pretty fabric was secured. the piece
has undergone a few fabric 
transformations since that day.

the day before thanksgiving
i flipped the piece upside down
and painted the base using
Miss Mustard Seed's
Curio color. this was my first
rodeo using MMS .. typically i use
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
my opinion? loved it! MMS
mixed easily and applied smooth,
quick, and without surprises.
once the paint was dry i distressed 
edges and surface areas just a bit,
then waxed and buffed using a blend
of Annie Sloan's clear and dark wax.
it's what i had on hand and turned out
rather well so i'm a happy camper.

while the shop in which i work is a
certified stockist of Annie Sloan
Chalk Paint, we now also sell
Miss Mustard Seed. one needs to
actually use the paint(s) to offer
sound opinion .. so i used it. 
with delight, i'll use it again!

here's the paint color:


and here's the link to 
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then on Thanksgiving early morning 
while still in our jammies we recovered 
the ottoman using a gorgeous
Waverly fabric, careful to stretch and staple, 
strategically folding and securing the corners.
..Ballad Bouquet Sepia Linen by Waverly..


i love how it turned out .. 


currently on my ottoman . .


now to finish another project,
welcome my sister and her hubby for a quick
overnight visit before they head home to
SoCal from a Thanksgiving visit to Washington.
then.....?
Christmas finds its way to the pearl haus.

blessings,
sherry

14 comments:

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    1. waverly ballad bouquet sepia is the fabric. :)
      comes in different shades .. fell in love with this one.

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  2. This is gorgeous! You always seem to find the most wonderful fabrics. You should head up my way and help me with a few projects. :)
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. thanks, cheryl. :)
      coffee date ....... soon. i hope.

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  4. She turned out beautiful! You did a great job.
    Looking forward to Christmas coming to my house as well!
    Won't it be grand,
    d

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    1. thanks, deanna. :)
      simple Christmas in our home,
      but always meaningful.

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  5. Hey kiddo, I love it too. Such a great fabric. I have some little projects to do also. Thanks for the sympathy and advice on pain management. It's a little better today.

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    1. debbie .. glad you're feeling a little bit better. hoping that continues until you're leaping from your roof to other roof tops!

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  6. Love, love, love MMS paint! You did a lovely job. It's beautiful <3

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    1. hi 'j'. thanks .. i really enjoyed painting with MMS!

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