Vintage Coffee Table Re-do

Remember my “Random Projects” post? Well I was lamenting about the furniture pieces that got away before we snapped pictures of them. One piece I was particularly sad about not getting a picture of was a sweet antique coffee table with cute legs and brass feet.

Here are a couple of  before pictures after I had sanded and prepped the piece for painting. (By prepping I mean not only sanding but gluing, filling cracks, etc.)


This little table told me that it needed a soft, light color. (Sometimes furniture speaks to me and tells me what I should do with it. I am not kidding!) Shades of aqua and teal or white were coming to mind. From the first time I saw it I knew it needed to be one of those colors and I have found that I need to trust my first instinct when doing design or a creative project of any sort. If I don’t I am always disappointed.
I had picked this table up on a shopping trip with my daughters and it had been sitting in my shop for about a year. My first instinct about it had not changed. So aqua it became. Or more specifically Aegean Sea.

Thanks to Kelly, the gal who bought the table, I now have after pictures of the table to show you! These were taken in her home.

Gorgeous! The table is perfect in this space. Kelly sure has a good eye for decorating doesn’t she? This looks like it could come straight out of a magazine.

Yes indeedy! Gor-ge-ous!

These pictures have given me an idea for a fun give away.

I would love it if all of you certified Prairie Chicks would email me pictures of your pieces in your homes. I will post the pictures and the one with the most votes will receive a gift certificate worth $50 to the next Prairie Chick Market. (You may have heard by now that we have one coming up on August 23, 24, & 25th.) Check out the Event section of this blog for more information or follow The Prairie Chick on Facebook for more timely updates.

So get those cameras out and start clicking! You can email them to me at:
I can’t wait to see what you have done with your beautiful furniture pieces or decor items!

See you on the prairie!

(and no – that does not stand for Personal Computer!)




One comment

  1. Cherleynn
    August 15, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Shelly you really are talented. I can’t wait until your market! We’ll see you there!

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