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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Something Unique....

Super Shabby Message Table

So the previous table did not last a day at the store, so I thought I would put another one in there to demonstrate some different paint and some distressing. I wanted to try something a little bit fun with this guy.

I am currently working on a sweet little bedroom set in coral ~ one of my favourite colours for spring! I put a layer of that on after my primer and followed it up with that new Vintage Revivals Chalk Paint that I have recently started to use. I really like the way it just peeks through the dark and serious grey... sort of like the spring we have been having in Alberta.

Since Benjamin Moore now has a tintable chalkboard paint, I mixed some of that up for the top.

I love this chalkboard paint too! It is so nice to use and offers a unique way to leave love messages to your family or friends.

A wee little drawer for storage and a little extra pretty.

The coral is very subtle, and I love the way the details are highlighted. These little tables can bring a little whimsy to a neglected corner. I finished it off with a coat of wax for extra protection and a smooth touch (not the chalkboard top).

This table is available for purchase at Airdrie Paint and Decor located at 102 - 191 Edwards Way SW.

Feel free to go in and take a look!

This table measures
23.5 inches high
24 inches in diameter

Email me at if you have any questions!


Friday, 26 April 2013

Blog Break

Fresh Start

I have taken a ridiculous amount of time off from attending to this blog! I have still been working and selling, but just quiet here on-line, although I usually post a few things that I have in the works on my facebook page for hour25.

To kick things off for spring, I am excited to try something new for me. As many of you know, I also work part time at Airdrie Paint and Decor, the local Benjamin Moore store. It recently changed ownership and the new owners have decided to start to offer more products for the furniture makeover types like me! I have been trying some of them out and as I do, some of the smaller pieces will be available for sale at the store.

My very first piece is a sweet little side table that I made over using a new line of Alberta made chalk paint. The best part of this paint is that it can be tinted to ANY colour. I was anxious to try it out!

It has been painted a dark grey and distressed and then buffed with a new wax I am trying. I love the extra storage on the lower level and a bonus drawer too!

As always, I have a weak spot for making the inside pretty too!

There are some lovely details on this piece that the light distressing really highlights. It also has a glass piece which inserts over the caning on the top of the table.

It is very unique and yet has a sophisticated feel to it, due to the dark colour I think.

If you would like to take a look, please head down to the store at 102 - 191 Edwards Way SW in Airdrie.

It offered at $80 and measures

21.75 inches high
21 inches wide
26 inches deep

As always, I love feedback! Let me know if you have any comments or questions....