Saturday, January 14, 2012

Chippy, Shabby Love

I still, after many years, adore a good, white, shabby finish.  This one came by accident.
I had the flip open top to a sewing machine table for quite awhile.  I picked up an old mirror at the thrift store.  I sanded the sewing machine top and decided I would go for a wood look only, no paint, something I rarely do.  I Briwaxed the top, but then I didn't like it.  Let's face it--I am a paint girl.  Ask any of the men who have seen my stuff and freaked out over the perfectly good wood I painted over.  So after using the Briwax, I painted over the wood.  Of course the paint didn't stick very well to the paint and thus, this fabulous chippy finish was born.
 I used a light stain over the top of the paint and a clear finish to keep it from further peeling.  A few coat hooks to make it a super functional piece for the entry and that was it.
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14 comments:

  1. I love it! I'm all for painting over perfectly good wood:)

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  2. I love it! You are so creative...love to repurpose but what I love about this is how you made it so simple...perfect!

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  3. The finish is wonderful! I love when mistakes turn out great! I too love painted furniture and have debates with my OH constantly about whether is paint a piece or not.
    Connie

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  4. Thanks for the finish idea - I know just how I'm going to use it!!!!!!!!

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  5. This is now my new technique to try! Thanks.
    Fondly, Tami
    www.thisandthatfromtami.blogspot.com

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  6. The chippy looks wonderful next to the stained trim on the mirror.
    Susanne.

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  7. Great idea and it looks terrific!

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  8. That is gorgeous, I love how you mad the thin-framed mirror look more substantial with the sewing machine lid as a backing board! Genius!

    xx Karen

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  9. Not sure if this idea would have ever came to me, but I love how it looks and I'm going to try to remember it now! I l-o-v-e it!

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  10. It looks really cool. I could definitely hang that in my house!

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  11. Love the finishes! The layering is awesome. Thanks for linking up to the 1st Project of the Year Party, Becky!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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