Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Seeing Red

Hi There!

First let me just say thank you so much for all your kind  comments. I am a newbie blogger, and it is great encouragement to me. Please forgive me if I do not get everything right just yet...I am learning, and will hopefully get better.
It is so great to be a part of this blogging community! I love sharing what I do, and reading about your projects .

I was so inspired by my little red table last month, that I just had to paint something else red...something that I actually got to keep.

This is what I came up with after "shopping my home"...
Two old, crooked, wooden candlesticks, a brown wooden clock from Goodwill , paper towel  holder, wire candle holder, one of those cast iron thingies to put hot dishes on, and, of course, the table.

I have been looking for a table like this for a while now, and found one at Savers the other day, to my utter delight! The plan was to paint it black, but as a result of my recent "red phase", I decided to try it in red. There are red/ burgundy accents throughout my home, so this is not as far fetched as it sounds.

So, armed with Krylon Gloss Red Cherry and Kilz spray primer, I set to work ..

The wooden candle holders became a nice pop of color in their respective little corners.

Suddenly the old wooden clock did not look so tired anymore...

The tabletop arrangment needs some improvement, I will work on 
that some more...
I'm also not feeling that lampbase with the new table, but I have some $1.00 GW candidates waiting in the garage..

I did the usual treatment on all of these; sprayed with red, then glazed with black, then distressed.

Here are the red accents in the kitchen...The red frame and blackboard I did the next day, and of course forgot to take pictures.
But don't you just love it?

Will this be the last of the red paint? Stay tuned and find out... 

Let me know what you think..I love your comments and advice!

I'm Joining the Show and Tell party at Blue Cricket Design
                                                  Marty at Tabletop Tuesday


  1. Bravoo, beautiful works!

  2. Love the red. This is giving me some ideas... I now want a splash of red in my kitchen...the clock came out great.

  3. I adore the red clock!Your rug is awesome too!

  4. I love your house! Your decorating is awesome; I have to giggle because I have that same table, only mine was refinished black! Such a cute blog; I'm a new follower - hope you'll hop over and check out my new craft blog, too!

  5. It looks AWESOME!!~ I had a tragic accident with that red spray paint. It is on my blog somewhere. Thanks for stopping over, I appreciate your visits too. I will not be having my garage salen or before and after parties this week...but you can link up next time:) Debbie

  6. WOW! Ilove the red pedestal table! Everything turned out great!

  7. neat red makeover. the table is fab. thanks for visiting!

  8. I LOVE red too! I think everything looks great!

  9. Love how they all turned out! I painted our guest headboard a few months back and love it! Am thinking abt painting our new kitchen island red. Not sure yet though.

  10. Oh they all look fabulous!!!! I love it. The red is just the perfect accent color for your room. Fantastic. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  11. Beautiful paint job! I love the red and that little table is adorable!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

  12. Wow! You are so clever and talented! I am more & more inspired with every post...

  13. First, Thank you so much for stopping by my blog & explaining what Linky means. That was so kind of you! =)

    I love, love, love, these projects! Especially the clock! I would have passed right by it before but it looks SO good now. I wish you could come and decorate my house-I like pretty much everything you do.

  14. Have you seen my red spray-painted chairs? You are a woman of my own heart ;)

  15. Love love love! I have that exact table; hadn't thought of painting it. I do have an amazing $5 library table; Alpha Hubby re-did by painting the top a beautiful red, then polyurethane glossing and it is my favorite piece ever. I love pops of red in a house.


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