Friday, July 29, 2011

Orange You Glad to See Me?

A Sofa Table Makeover.

Painted Black Writing Desk

This painted black sofa table,
turned writing desk, was not always so happy.

There was a time it felt ignored and quite lonely.
In fact I turned my head away every time I entered the room.

"But 'orange' you glad to see me?"

I did feel a little sad. Really. 
We had once been madly in love.
But things had changed in our relationship.
I had gone in a different direction.

I wanted to say,
"It's not you... it's me",
but that just wasn't true.

It sill had some very nice qualities.
A makeover was in order... 
and it wasn't going to be me!

With some hard work this relationship 
was going to be saved.
I would end up with the desk of my dreams.

Of course it wasn't easy.
Something worth saving never is...

It took some hard work.

As you can see I spray painted it.

I used a semi gloss black spray paint.
Lightly sanded it first, and didn't use a primer.
I rubbed it down with a fine steel wool because
it was too shiny and I wanted to distress it a little.

I guess it wasn't really that hard after all.

So... I was feeling the love again.

The chair also got a makeover.

Texas "Cottage" Home

This picture was taken last year in our Texas home.
I have more pictures, of that home, 
to share in future posts.

It will be interesting to see how I transition my furnishings to this new home in Palm Desert, Ca.

Desert Great Room

So far it has not been easy.

Desert Home


Thanks for visiting me today.
It has been over a year since I participated in a blog party.
I am doing my best to get back to blogging.

I am participating in blog parties here:
 The Shabby Creek Cottage
 My Repurposed Life
Finding Fabulous
Alchemy Fine Living
Miss Mustard Seed
Delightful Order
Beyond the Picket Fence
The Shabby Nest
Modern Country Style
No Minimalists Here
DIY by Design
French Country Cottage
My Romantic Home
Finger Prints on the Fridge

Also... would you please take a minute to read about
the party that I will be hosting every Wednesday.

It is called The Bunny Hop or Wednesday's Bunny Hop Wednesday or Bunny Hop Wednesday.
I haven't decided yet. Which do you like better?

See My Song and Dance routine
courtesy of JibJab

 I'll do anything to get my party going...


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks wonderful black! I love the vignette you've set up on it as well. I've got a table like that, too! Well, a couple actually. They will be getting painted, too. Like you, I'll be moving {downsizing} and I'm hoping that the furniture I'm planning on taking will work in a smaller place. My daughter will be taking the rest for her first house.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love the new black look -- our daughter is getting ready to paint some bedroom furniture for her twins as they get ready for "big girl" beds. I'll be sure to show her this.

Me and My Dog said...

The table area looks great, it's amazing what a different color can do. Love your whole room. I've been surprised at how easily my furniture transitioned from a San Diego condo to a Pollock Pines mountain house, to a lake condo. Little changes here and there was all it took. Have fun with your re-decorating!

WhyCuzICan said...

I think your sofa table in black is very sleek and charming looking the way it's staged. Nice job :)

Visiting from The Shabby Creek Cottage Linky Party today

~Suzanne in Illinois

Shelia said...

I love your sofa table turned desk painted black! You did a great job! Looks great there on our wall too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Natasha in Oz said...

You did a great job with your painting-Love that shot of your feet!

Great to see you back into blogging again. I will have to check out your new Bunny Hop!

Best wishes and happy weekend,

Natasha in Oz said...

Ps I would love it if you could join in with my Sunday Song Link up! Why don't you link up "You are my Sunshine"? That was a lovely post!


Annie said...

Hi Bunny Jean,

Now that's a great table!

Thanks for stopping over at my blog and asking about the dog that looks like your pound puppy. I saw the neighbor dog that looks like the dog with the scarf on my blog. His owner says that her dog is parts of Lhasa Apso, Bearded Collie and some sort of terrier. Google "Bearded Collie" and you will see where that sweet face came from.


concretenprimroses said...

Wonderful transformation. I think the change in the chair is even more dramatic.

christini yogini said...

ohhhh, great job! you really made it spectacular!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I had to giggle at your painted feet! The table is wonderful in black and I love the old typewriter. thanks for linking to the open House party.

Pam said...

Loving the new black look for the furniture. That typewriter is very cool too!

gail said...

I'm happy you linked up to my catch as catch can link party. (thanks for linking back too) :)
I love the new look of your writing desk, funny about the feet! hahaha
I sure hope you wore a mask of some sort while doing all that painting.
ps catching you this week!

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