Friday, August 22, 2008

I See Sea Glass

Last week I stood in front of rows of paint trying to find a color that I would love as much as my black. I found this beautiful Sea Glass in a satin finish. I knew right away that I would love it because it reminds me of a room in my home.
Now I just had to find an item to cover with this delightful color.
Out in storage I found this little beauty.
I had adopted her at the thrift store. She's old, beat up, and even a bit warped (I hope that's not how my kids describe me). I knew that her previous owners wanted someone to love her because before they donated her they slathered her up with a heavy coat of furniture oil. It took forever for that stuff to soak in, that's why she was in storage. But, with a new finish she could come out and enjoy family life in a room that she would relate to in color.
You know, the true beauty of sea glass is that it's a bit rough looking. So after a couple of nice coats of spray paint I covered the little table with some white glaze, to show off the details as well as the wear. Then out came the sand paper to sand the spots that would have worn naturally. And just like a piece of sea glass, the beauty of my newly made-over table came shining through.
And speaking of beauty. . . go visit Chelle and Nikki to see their beautiful five minute projects. Don't forget to leave them a little love note.

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends. Get your spray paint projects ready for Monday, cuz we're going to have a PARTY!!!

40 comments:

joelandbecca said...

That is beautiful! I love that color! So proud of you for branching out. You give all of us black addicts strength to face that big world of color. Amazing!

Twice as Nice said...

Love the way it turned out. Most of us are so use to our black that we don't give another color a try. You just showed how great it would be if we did. It's a beauty.

Blanca said...

I am so glad someone tried this color. I've seen it but it's hard to imagine it just by looking at the cap. Love it! Will try it soon.

Blanca

nikkicrumpet said...

dang...I'm gonna start hanging out in your storage area...it's got better stuff than most stores!!!! The table is marvelous of course...and the color is REALLY nice. I'm starting to doubt black completely!

Darlene said...

Wow...that turned out GREAT!! Sea Glass is beautiful and the little table just gorgeous now!!

Joy, I am so proud of you for showing us it doesn't always have to be black!!

salpetitt said...

I wish I had a storage room like that! LUV the color and it makes it look 100% better! Can't wait to see where you put it!

Heather said...

What a beautiful color! I wouldn't have dreamed it could look so lovely on an old table! You are the Queen of Re-purposing and Re-claiming!

When our family first moved to our town we saw a lovely old home that was abandoned for years and subsequently burned out - but the shell was still in tact. We called it the Sad House for a very long time, but eventually it was purchased by our town's charitable trust foundation and restored - painstakingly. Now we refer to it as The Redeemed House because it was brought back from ugliness to beauty.

Your projects remind me of the joy we feel every time we drive by our favorite house - it reminds us of how we have been redeemed through the work of Jesus Christ. We believe from reading Scripture that He is at work in our lives, making us beautiful and preparing a beautiful place in heaven for those who trust in Him!

Nikki said...

The table is beautiful! I love this color. The table now looks like she is loved.

chelle said...

Love that color...you do a great job with a project

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Both of these projects are so much fun! I love the brown of the cabinet and the sea glass of the table. Lovely!
-Carrie

Sue said...

You have done it again! I love my black but I will find somewhere to use this color. It looks great. Where did you find this paint? Be sure and post a picture of where you are putting the table.

Chris said...

I have eyed this color before (and of course went with black), and I love it! That table is so cute, but I'm pretty annoyed that you just went to storage and got it!! I only have ugly boxes in my storage! :)

Kacey Randolph said...

I love this color. What a perfect choice. I love blue - Ryder's room is a fun beachy blue and I love the blue you find in Mason jars and old seltzer bottles - those are my ABSOLUTE favorite! The table is gorgeus and such a great find! Oh how I wish I had your storage space! Ha! Ha! Just add that wish to the list won't you please? :o)

a day in the life of bella said...

I love that color, I was wondering if spray paint came in Aqua, but if not, this color is great and would work. I have a huge project coming up (sometime this millenium) and I want aqua or some sort of blue to be my accent color.

I just love this table, too, it's great. So pretty! I am in need of a little table or cabinet, but I won't find one now that I need one, lol ;)

See you Monday if not sooner ;)

Bella

Deb said...

I love the look of that table, and that color is amazing. White glaze. I never would of thought of using a white glaze. That's something I'll have to try.

duchess said...

What a beautiful table. My mom has one similiar from my grandparents -I think it's painted brown. I'll have to tell her about this one.

Have a great weekend.

Susan in the Psych Ward said...

That is so beautiful now. What a fabulous color!!!

Angie said...

I love that color and it looks great on that table!!!

Tausha said...

I am loving that color. I might have to take myself to walmart and get me some tomorrow! I love the shape of the table and all the details! Looks great-make sure to post the pics of where you put it!
Can't wait till the party! Guess I need to get my stuff done!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Joy, could you collect up some of that creative juice of yours and send it on over to my house. I absolutely love the color of that table! I am going to be prepared for the paint party on Monday. I already have a thing or two in mind. Have a wonderful weekend. Jackie

Jen r. said...

Love the table! :) Jen R

Mrs. B said...

Oooh, I love that color! Way to break out of the box! I wish I could find great deals on furniture to paint, but I just never find anything. I've got to find a better thrift shop!

Rae said...

The table turned out BEAUTIFUL! It is absolutely perfect. I also love your new header!!! Can't wait for Monday!

Lori said...

Love the table and the color!
So where are you going to put this lovely piece of furniture?
I tried the espresso and I am
so happy with my finished project. I need to stop blogging so I can show off all that I have done!

maryanne420 said...

you did a beautiful job. i love that you're going for other colors and thank you for adding pics with your projects.

Karen said...

THAT is a beautiful table. I am not looking hard enough to find these treasures.

Marie said...

That table is gorgeous! I have been thinking about what color to spray my newest thrift store acquistion...that may be the color! Love it!

Blissful Nikki said...

I love this color, and you have totally inspired me to try something new, not just black! :)

Jen said...

Joy - I discovered your blog today and am so glad I did! I'm not sure how I even got here...clicking link after link and you know where you'll end up!

I am recovering from surgery on a broken ankle, so have had plenty of time to discover your treasure of a blog! I even read through all of your archives...today!

I am so inspired by all of your projects and wonderful ideas. I will continue to visit for further inspiration.

Also glad to see that you are a fellow member of the LDS church. I feel like we could be friends. I promise I will not stalk you! :)...well maybe just a little...

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Is it too late to join in on the party? I would love be part of the party. If it is, I can't wait to see what others have done to beautify their homes!

judicreations said...

Your table is lovely. What a good choice of colour too. I would never have thought...now the table details stand out so nicely.
What a great job! Enjoy your new table..and the day...
Judi

aj said...

That table is gorgeous!! Love the color. I've been a sprainting(like my new word:) fool the last few days. Unfortunately it's been mostly black. I did venture out and paint a few things pink for my daughters:)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Joy, what a cute table now! I'm loving this color & getting ready to do a room in this too. Your thrifty table turned out great. I'd love to know the wall color in those pics, if you dont' mind sharing.

Rhoda

Home Sweet Hideaway said...

What a beauty!! The table had such good bones to begin with, but with the new paint job it's perfect. That shade of blue is my favorite color right now!

Caren said...

I love it! I just bought that color for a chair I found curbside...I'm still working on getting the old yucky paint off and boy is that a project. Anyway, it's nice to see the Sea Glass color is precisely what I am looking for. I'll be back to visit your blog again soon1

Melissa Wertz said...

Joy, thanks for the party! It is really fun. I have enjoyed visiting so much. Love the table and the rest of your site. :-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! And you are so right. Spray paint is perfect for getting that custom item for clearance price. :D

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a gorgeous table! I too am a lover of spray paint but hosted a different kind of party on my blog. Stop on by.

stephanie said...

your table looks so much happier. it's like a new hair-do when you really need one. i'm finding inspiration with all these spray paint ideas! i might tackle an old chair i adopted.

Bettsi said...

Oh my! That is beautiful, Joy!

Cottagecheap said...

oh that table is gorgeous! I love 'found' items. I just found your blog today and I am loving it.

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