Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Spring Green entry table

I am dying for spring around here.

If it snows one more time I will find some one to blame and hang them upside down from their toenails!

Please, please no more snow!

I made another piece of furniture to sale. This time I brought out the spray paint.

No it isn't warm enough to be spray painting. I opened the garage door just for ventilation (although I go to use my mask that I got for Christmas! Thanks mom!) as soon as I was done spraying I closed the door and put the heater on high right in front of it.

It worked! But I am so ready for warmer weather.

Since I have been longing for spring I only saw this table in a spring green color.

I just couldn't resist.


Here is what the cabinet looked like before.


The previous owners spray painted it a flat brown color. They had primed it too...yeah less work for me.

I just sanded it down and used leafy green rustoleum spray paint right one top of the brown.

There was no way I was going to stripe all that paint!

Here is the finished product!






Doesn't this just scream Spring?!

I distressed the piece just a little bit on the edges.




I love how you can see all the layers where it was distressed. You can see the wood and the primer and the brown from the previous owners.

Makes the piece feel so much older then it really is.

Then of course the white knobs! Love you Hobby Lobby and your half off knobs!





Apparently there is another fellow Chicagoan that is screaming for spring too because within an hour of putting this girl on Craigslist, she was sold!

Yay! now I can finish the second settee!

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72 comments:

Cherie@DragonfliezCreationz said...

That is definitely GREEN! Love the knobs!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

So cute! I can see why it sold so quickly.

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Great shape, great color and those knobs are perfect!

Lori said...

No wonder, the quick sale. It is just fabulous and all spring!

Katie said...

Love it!! Isn't Hobby Lobby great?! :)

Susan said...

I love it!

Barefoot Apron said...

amazing. I have never heard of Hobby Lobby before. Headed over to check it out! Thanks!

queenbee1994 said...

Love that color green! I am in NC so Spring weather has arrived, its 67 today. Cant wait to get outside and plant some new flowers.

Divine Theatre said...

I LOVE my drapes! So do the cats. Shenanigan is currently asleep on them and McGillicuddy is waiting his turn!
I am now following you.
Prayers for little Connor...
It was such a pleasure to meet you!

~Andie

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

I am LOVING your table. It is gorgeous. I love the color and the knobs. Oh my!!

I shared it on my TT&J facebook page and linked to you :)

xoxo
Jen

Abigail Leigh said...

Love this table.......fabulous color, love the disstressing and the knobs are perfect!

amycornwell said...

This is gorgeous and I'm not surprised it sold so quickly! Great job!

Audrey @ the audzipan anthology said...

That is totally fabulous! I love the choice on the knobs; great contrast.

Jaime said...

Katie that is screaming Lily Pulitzer! So perfectly balanced, the green with the white knobs. Truly inspiring, makes me want to run to HD for green spray paint asap. Well done.

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love the green and the knobs are perfect!!

Alicia said...

i love that kelly green and the pop of white!! love it!!

animal print gal said...

Perfect color, looks so fresh! The knobs are definitely a great choice!

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

oooohhhh LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I've been doing my bath cabinets green, a similar shade. I will be posting it on my blog soon. I wish I would have found this sooner but so great. glad I stumbled upon your blog.

kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I *love* this!!! Such a pretty color green!

Condo Blues said...

I especially like the new knobs you used! I Tweeted and Facebooked a link to your post because I want everyone to see your sweet project.

Rachel said...

I love that green! Kelly Green is def one of my personal favorites! Reminds me of healthy lawn and rebirth of trees and blooms!
Great details with the distressing!
I followed your link from Metamorphasis Monday, stop by and visit me at cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com !

Becolorful said...

Yes it does scream spring and fun, and whimsical and fresh, and sassy. Love it.
Would be flattered it you wanted to share it on Motivated Monday at BeColorful too.
Thanks
Pam

PS I get the spray painting in the garage thing. I live in Iowa and I'm doing the same thing. :)

Amanda K @ Every Crafty Endeavor said...

I love this! I love that green - it totally makes the piece pop! But I think that cute little piece needed a really fun color and the green you picked was perfect!

NYCLQ said...

FANTASTIC!! The knobs and distressed edges are just perfect!
Will need to share this over on my FB blog community page =)

Greetings from SUNNY South Florida (sending a little sunshine your way!)
Lynda

Chrissie said...

I love that green and those knobs! Beautiful job and way to go on the 1 hour sale!

Erin said...

Gorgeous color! I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

Marigene said...

Fabulous color...love it!

Sweet Green Tangerine said...

This really catches your eye. I love it! I would never have thought to use that color but now I'm totally inspired to add some green to my decor. Great job :)

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

That is one of my favorite greens, great choice! No surprise it sold quickly!

Courtney @ A Diamond in the Stuff said...

I think this is absolutely beautiful!!! Great bold color choice!

Mike and Ally Simons said...

Love the green color! It is such a great shape, too!

Ally @ TinyWalletStyle.com

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Love the color. This turned out great!

the cape on the corner said...

i love it! the pop of the white knobs is perfect for that spring feeling.

Kristen said...

So bold and springy! I love it - and the knobs really make the whole thing! Great find and great eye. I hope you're feeling spring in the air a little more with this handsome fellow in your home.

www.decoratingdiy.blogger.com

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

What a springy color. I would love to see some bright pink tulips sitting on top of it! Great job!

Erika . . . with a K said...

Green is so much better and I love the distressed look! I'm addicted to painting furniture! Love it!

Megan @ {VintageHydrangeas} said...

Oh my goodness, I am so in love with this!!!! I love the green, so awesome!

Holiday Snob said...

I think I need something like this in my house now!!!!

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

Oh goodness! This is so happy and wonderfully springy! I LOVE the big white knobs on it. I would of never picked something like that out. I suprised to see how good the spray paint covers.

Magic Brush said...

My blog post tomorrow is looking for the perfect green!!!!! I think you found it!

Kristen said...

I'm featuring your beautiful piece tomorrow on my blog. Check it out!
www.decoratingdiy.blogspot.com

Kristen

Tammy @ Type A said...

i love this, green is my fave color. you did a really great job on this piece. i have a party going on if you'd like to link up.

http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/03/anything-goes-party-7.html

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

love the dresser. great color..

Andrea said...

You're right, that piece screams green! I love it.

Jenny said...

I wish it was screaming "Spring" in my house! I love it - fresh and pretty - just what I needed (since it's SNOWING here). Spring is coming, spring is coming...

glimpse of my world said...

i love the JOHN DEERE green!!

Jori said...

I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE it! I am looking for a table like that and now I know what color to paint it. Thanks!!

Nicole@ Black Cab Designs said...

Love it! I have been wanting to go green on something for my house but I just haven't found the right piece. Yours is beautiful!

European Paint Finishes said...

This brings a smile to my face :) So cute & love it against the white and dark floors!

Melissa and Scott said...

Love the table...Love the GREEN...Love the knobs. Not surprised at all that it sold within the hour!

Kristen said...

LOVE the green color! As it snow continues to come down where I live (10 inches last night) this piece just made me smile and long for spring. Thanks for sharing! I also think it's great that you spray painted this piece. It looks beautiful.

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Allow me to quote Rachel Zoe for a moment: "I. DIE." Ohhhh, that green. It is "litrally" to die for! Gorgeous.

kimberly @ craftyland said...

i can't get enough of green for spring.. and also can't wait for the warmer weather! i just spray painted out in the cold too - couldn't bear to wait any longer! it also worked out better than i had thought it was going to. who says you can't spray in the cold! :)

popping by from the remodelaholic party.

kimberly.

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

Gorgeous! I love the green and the hardware makes the piece.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Fabulous! Such a great pop of green!

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

One of my favorite colors! I've never been to a Hobby Lobby-think I need to get to one soon!
Barb

Kelli said...

Oh, I love the bright color! So fun!

Jo (@ boogaloo) said...

lovely colour!

Heather said...

I love the color! I can't wait to be that brave with color. I'm workin' on it!

Stacey said...

I love the color...now i am thinking where I can use this color....?? Great job - thanks for the ideas!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Phredfamily said...

I love the color combo of bright green and white! It's so happy!
Kate @ welcomedtempest.blogspot.com

Krista @ While He Was Napping said...

Cah-ute! What a great piece! You did a wonderful job on it.

Shelly said...

I love love love this!!!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Love it! I can't wait to see more :)

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

Love it. I want to know what you bought it for and sold it for. :)

Can't wait to see more.

Jamie said...

I friggin love this! So you used spray paint? Wish I would've known that before I bought a quart to paint an old bed.

Christina said...

I love that green!

Lisa said...

That color is amazing! It makes me smile just to look at it!

Rosa @ www.flutterflutter.ca said...

I love it!! Great job! I would have picked it up if I'd seen that on Craigslist!

Amy Kinser said...

That is a fantastically fun and happy color. Love it...Partying with you tonight.

Brandy said...

Oooh!!! I love the green, it's gorgeous!! I am regularly stalking craigslist, but i never have luck finding anything good. at least no so far.
lifeofperks.blogspot.com

Steph @ BirdhouseFamily said...

Love it! Great color for spring!