Saturday, November 5, 2011

VINTAGE SUITCASE END TABLE



Well hello, how are you I've missed you.  I've been a bad blogger lately and have not really shared much. I'm still here though working on projects just haven't completed anything.  Know the feeling?  

I have been surfing around the blog world though.  In my surfing I noticed that this weekend Donna at Funky Junk Interiors is having her weekly link party and the theme is Vintage Suitcases.  I have a vintage suitcase, I wanna play.  So instead of working on my three half finished projects I decided to take pictures of my end table.  Which means I had to clean the living room.  Which really means I only cleaned half the living room, ya know the part that shows in the photos.



This table is next to the sofa where I curl up and blog. The suitcase holds my decor magazines for me & it's where the coffee and wine sit.




The suitcase I purchased at a antique store as luck would have it it has initials of someone I love very much on it.  Perfect.


The base was made from a table I found in a shed we tore down.  It was grungy and had a plywood top.  I removed the icky plywood and cleaned it up.  I made my own top by using some barn wood that came off that same shed. (So I guess it is actually shed wood but that does not sound fabulous) 



It is perfectly worn and weathered you just cant beat mother natures work.

For my first attempt at the finish was to sloppily mist it with white spray paint. Then sand.  Fail.  I wanted it to look worn and chippy, it didn't.  I did this prior to blogging and I've learned alot from you all.  I have been meaning to fix it and last night after seeing Donna's post I was inspired.  I pulled out my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in old white and threw on a coat.  This morning I sanded the edges and Booyah, that's what I was going for.  Distressed, worn, goodness. I intend to finish it with wax but lets be real that will probably never happen.



Here's a shot of what it usually looks like.  Including dog on couch, bad girl.  But she's so cute.



(That's a bag of chips,salsa, coffee mug, picture frame, cd & a magazine)


(Good girl lay on the floor)


Well I'm off to work on a project.  Truth is I am really excited about all three projects I'm working on so they keep pulling me away from each other.  I hope to have something complete to post tomorrow, but I'm not holding my breath.

Thanks for stopping by!














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