Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tiffany Trifecta

When I craigslisted the silverred chairs a few months ago the seller gave me this printer stand/file cabinet. Its a solid piece and I love revamping stuff so I said Thank You! and proceeded to ignore it until this week.

As always I forgot to take a before picture. So here it is in its "two paint strokes in" glory. See my teeny paint tray and foam roller? $3 for the set at Home Depot and I cannot recommend it enough. Its perfect for tiny projects like this and keeps those blasted paint strokes away.

I painted it with contrasting knobs and sat back to contemplate. Actually I went on-line and visited Dragonfly's blog and was suprised to see she'd just garage saled a piece that looked a lot like this one!

I bought $3 stencils at Michael's using their 50% coupon.

See how one of the dots in the stencil is sticking straight up? I didn't catch that one when I was busy popping the rest out. Ahh the perils of cheap stencils ;)

While the paint was drying I turned to my old lampshade. Two houses ago I had a red bedroom (seriously - it had red carpet and curtains) which I'd accented with more red and white.

I'd sewn red ribbon inside the lampshade so when the lamp was on red showed through. When it was off it was a very generic white shade.

I removed the red ribbon and stenciled the shade in blue. This is not a job for perfectionists! Not a single fleur is perfect which I say adds charm ;) The lamp is a Target find from 3ish years ago and see that thing hanging on the wall over the lamp?

This was a garage sale freebie originally done in a coppery color. I sprayed it months ago and set it aside too. This week I painted the border to match the lamp and stand.

I used 3M hooks to attach it to the wall. Each hook is supposed to hold 5lbs so lets cross our fingers and hope they keep their promise!

The grey on this piece is a lot brighter in real life. One of these days I'll take pictures while its still sunny out ;)

I put one of my many new mirrors on top because I like shiny things.

You can click on the picture above for a larger view. I want to spray paint an existing wicker trash can white (and probably put a blue band on it) and then this trifecta will be a perfecta :D

I am participating in Trash to Treasure

32 comments:

Della said...

Gorgeous! I love that blue...it's so addicting. And that lamp? I'm so inspired!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OMG! Yours is gorgeous! Cheap or not those stencils added so much charm. Great idea with the lamp...the red ribbon & the stencils. Such a pretty vignette you've created!
Beeeautiful!
*hugs*deb

stefanie said...

love the color, it turned out great!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Sweet redo!

Shannon said...

Wow, great transformation. I love the color choice.

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Lots of great ideas to copy here... It turned out beautiful! Great job!
~Whitney

Britt said...

Everything looks beautiful! I love that you tied all the pieces together, and I really like both of your ideas for sprucing up a lampshade!

Melissa said...

Wow. I really like the color. I have a hard time trusting myself with color. Way to go.

Fawn said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I LOVE the colors & stencils here! Its so light and feminine... beautiful!

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Tiffany blue is one of my favorite colors--to wear, too! Great job and thanks for stopping by!

Kate Bagley said...

This is beautiful! I love the lamp and table together! Great job!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I love Tiffany box blue -- well, let's be honest, I love ANYTHING Tiffany! Love your makeover, it's very chic!

Thanks for linking up with me -- be sure to enter the Purdy Paintbrush giveaway!

The DIY Show Off said...

Wow - it's gorgeous! I love every detail. You did an amazing job! :)

Roeshel

Let it Shine said...

Super cute! LOVE the color!
And the sharpie floor is CRAZY!!!!!!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Beautiful. You have skills, lady! :-)
Love the color -- and yes, I love those little foam roller sets, too. The BEST.
Cass

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Awesome! I cannot get enough of that blue, and the stencil really makes it :o) I used to have one of those foam roller sets...methinks I shall go procure another.

Leanne said...

I love that blue. The stencil looks perfect on it. Love the shade too. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Patti said...

Looks fabulous...I like that you went a step further by stencilling. Was it actual wood or pressed wood? I also have a small roller - love it, too

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Everything came out beautiful!

Better After said...

Who doesn't love tiffany blue?! Great job!

Sharlotte said...

I really like your cabinet in Tiffany blue! It's so fresh and friendly. Your lamp, table, and wall art are perfect for each other!

Ally0005 said...

Wow, turned out so pretty!!
Ally

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

love, love, love it all! :)

great job

gail

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

What is the name of the color blue that you used? This is the shade I'm planning on using for my redo in the kitchen mixed with chocolate brown.
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Anny said...

Hey Cindy, its Mermaid Net from Behr - hth!

Morning T said...

You did a fabulous job on that table. I love the color and the stencil job, bravo!
Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by today.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Thanks Anny for letting me know about the color! Going from the old hunter green to this shade of blue is going to be exciting! Whoo-hoo!
Cindy

Wendy said...

That is really pretty!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Cottagy cute! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week, my friend!
Leigh, Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Awesome job!! I can't wait now to go garage-saleing tomorrow :) Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Its So Very Cheri said...

You did a great job on all of your projects. You are the project QUEEN. Thanks for participating.

Cheri

nannykim /spindle cottage said...

I like it all--neat ideas. Especially the shade!