Yowzas Beach Cottage ladies, all I can say is yowzas on the DIY beach decor table and its progress, come on in and have a nosey, you are gonna lurve it I believe!
So, remember how this all started off, a secondhand table thrifted while treasure hunting, Oregonian timber no less and just waiting for some Beach Cottage Lurve?
And all for eighty bucks.
Well look at her looking all purty now
I do believe her leggies are just a tad better with some Beach Cottage White, don’t you?
In many areas of life one does not need, want or lust after chunky white legs, in coastal style with a farmhouse twist circles however, a big bit of hefty white chunk goes down a dream…and this lady works the chunky leg rather well.
Work it baby, work it.
She has been cleaned up, fixed, given some attention and positively purred under Beach Cottage lurve…whipped with some primer
…and I applied her first coat of paint (I am using aqua enamel paint on her – I debated this a bit actually because I only had aqua enamel in this cool white and my oil-based enamel in a warmer white – I decided I wanted cool white with her natural top but really wanted oil-based paint for wear and tear and three kiddos reasons, but I could not face a trip to the paint shop so I went cool white aqua enamel all the way – I have found it just as good really just there is something that I cannot put my finger on with oil-based, just somehow richer although the water-based is about a million times easier for clean-up)
Here she is with her chunky legs looking pretty mighty fine, but a bit shabby on her top (might be somewhat similar to her new owner, cough cough).
Lots of stains, marks and definitely showing her age…
So the problems to her top, were far from pretty, but nothing too tricky to fix – I have done a couple of these type of rescues now of old thrifted, or indeed, side of the road vintage treasure and have found this hand sander helps quite nicely.
Though to be honest, I quite like the therapeutic qualities of hand sanding and I wouldn’t be investing in one of these unless you, like me, are fairly addicted to rescuing beaten up old furniture.
We got to work on her top with the hand sander and it didn’t take long for her to start looking really good, like much better than I thought she would look good. I so love it when that happens and this is why I continue to be addicted to this hobby…find an old piece that has seen better days and is surely on the way to landfill, adopt as one’s own, apply some love and white paint and hey presto everyone in the scenario is laughing…
And this is her after some Beach Cottage Elbow Grease – she has had the ultimate exfoliation treatment, makes micro-dermabrasion, look, well, micro….
Her top is now free from any blemishes, spills, knocks or water marks and she is ready to get oiled up…
What do you think so far then?
a few more pics here :-)
Hello! Earth to Beach Cottagers!
Anybody out there today?
Tell me what you think, I am about dancing around this old cottage in coastal beach decor glee…
Do you think she’s starting to look good?
p.s. don’t miss Barley blogging at his page here
and if you didn’t catch the post when I found her, then you can see how this lady was in the Before post right here.