Friday, February 4, 2011

Love Letters

So, I have another make-over to show you! Remember I told you that my neighbors gave me TWO vintage sewing machine tables. The first one was painted to look like this:

The second table turned out dramatically different! This is how it look when I started:

I found a great Oops paint for $5. It is a lavender/gray color.It looked great, but those details on the front were screaming for something extra. So, I used a little antiquing glaze on it and just look at it now!

(OOPS! Ignore the crooked pull! I fixed it after this picture was taken!)
It looks so romantic to me! And the inside is remarkable!

A chalk board desk, perfect for writing notes.

And a basket was installed to keep letter writing needs in one place!

I named this piece "Love Letters" because it just looks so sweet and romantic to me! I can just see a new bride sitting at it writing sweet Thank Yous. Or a young girl writing in a journal about her new love! It has gone from a functional sewing machine table to a real writing desk!

This one is going up in the gallery! Thanks for stopping by!


Holly said...

Hey! I just wanted to say that you have completely inspired me! Out of boredom tonight, I was looking at craigslist and came across your ad. Your work is gorgeous! I've thought of doing this exact sorta thing several times in the past, but now I think I have decided to do it!

So I just wanted to say thank you and keep up the awesome work! :)


Anonymous said...

they look great, but as a lover of antiques i feel sooo dissapointed that they have been painted over!

Anonymous said...

I like the chalkboard idea. Hmmm...