Thursday, August 6, 2009

Its YAST (Yet Another Silver Table)

So Pretty!
I love last week's silver table as much as the next Lover of Shiny Things but even after a few coats of shellac wasn't convinced of its durability. Cue Craigslist and this perfectly sized table with glass insert and two drawers!

I did the usual - painted it silver then sealed it. I slid more of the same fabric under the glass and sat back to admire.

Pretty and Handy!One drawer is full of menus and coupons to local restaurants. The other is currently holding essentials: scissors, paper clips, post its, pens, etc. The boundary between office and kitchen is slim in this house.

I also cleaned up the dining room chandelier this week. I always forget to get before shots so here's one about midway:
Oh how uglyIt was originally a boring gold/bronze/tarnish/aged thing with offensively bland shades. I started rub and buffing the thing white and developped a(nother) blister so decided "Screw It!" and just spray painted the cursed thing. I didn't touch the chain and since its a rental figure when move out time comes I'll spray it back to bronze and age it with black Rub n Buff or take the security deposit hit. In case its not obvious: I really, really hated this light fixture. Now I love it :DHow romanticI decided to keep the original "candlesticks" because they are the same color as the wall. The trim and ceiling is bright white so it works.How clean

DIY Day @ ASPTL

23 comments:

Julia said...

Love that chandelier. It's really pretty!

Pam @ This Humble House said...

Wow - you have inspired me with that silver table! It looks fantastic! Love your blog - I'm gonna subscribe...thanks for sharing!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

The table looks awesome and love that chandelier!! Awesome redos!

Darlene said...

That silver table is great!! Your chandelier looks much better with the re-do. Hopefully, when you move out they won't even notice the change.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Love that chandelier!!! Great job. :) Thanks for the visit. :)

Gina said...

Awesome chandlier-paint makes such a huge difference! And I love the fabric too-beautiful!

Shirley said...

Well, I took a second look at my chandelier in the dining room. Maybe a coat of paint would change it's look!!! Hmmmmmm Thanks for the idea.

Bonnie said...

Cute, cute table! And I'm a sucker for a nice chandy, It's beautiful, good job!

The Bargainista said...

wow, so cute! I love the chandelier...stunning!!

sarah said...

the table is soo cute!

Becky said...

I have seen this spray painting of light fixtures all over the blogosphere these last few weeks. I am going to just jump on that truck and put it in cruise control. I can't wait to try it. And I love that you just put in cutesy bulbs and nixed the shades. Brilliant!

Michelle said...

You are right the chandlier is much better white. I'd leave it, I doubt the landlord will remember exactly what color the fixture was. Looks great!

Frugal Fine Living said...

Fabulous job on the table and chair! The chandelier is pretty, too.

Jane

Twice Remembered said...

What a beautiful transformation! I love the chandelier white as well...perfect!

Shelia said...

Your table is great!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

pk said...

I really love the silver table and chairs! So unique and fun.

Kitty Scraps said...

Great chandy! Love the update!

SamiG said...

I love the table, and the drawers I am always looking for ways to squeeze in extra usable storage - great post!

Samantha

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Anny, wow, you are such a creative person. Love it.

Barb

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

So glad I am not the only one who forgets to take a before picture! ;o)

Love your "new" chandelier! And that table is WOW!

Kelly Shults said...

So cute! I love the table and the chandelier!

Joy said...

Love the table and the chandelier! Very cute!!

meohmyoh said...

Ooooh this is fantastic!!! The fabric you matched up with it is pretty much perfect. Bravo! I too am a lover of all things craigslist. Luckily for us, people just don't know what treasures they have ;]