So, if stuff site in my booth TOO long without selling, I bring it home and re-make the make-over.
Such was the case for this simple little table. THIS ^ was actually it’s THIRD make-over! Originally it was the largest in a set of nesting tables that I bought new 20 years ago. They were primitive/rustic style and I think this one was blue.
After a few years I sanded off the blue and stained it hunter green, to match literally EVERYTHING else in my house, which was also hunter.
When I’d tired of the hunter green, I changed my decor to Americana with a lot of red,white and blue. At which time I painted the top of this table to look like an American flag.
Just before we closed our shop, I had tired of the Americana primitives and sold most of them in an estate sale via the shop. Somehow this little table go left behind, and it has come in handy over the years.
In my most recent downsizing though, it HAD to go; at which time I did the above black and tan Paris chic make-over. It has been in my booth for at least 6 months and not sold, so I brought it home and made it over YET again!!
But WHAT color do I try next??? I primed the whole thing black and it sat in my garage for quite a while as I pondered my options. Ah-HA!! Everything I’ve painted my ‘new lighter blue’ has sold quickly! There’s my sign!
And here she is, in her fourth (and hopefully FINAL, incarnation!). Plain and simple, light Robin’s egg blue over a black base-coat and distressed.
I love that, even after so many times being painted and sanded and repainted and sanded again, some of the grain pattern still shows in the distressing!
Painted and distressed the legs to match the top this time.
Will wait until after Christmas, and possible even until Spring, to take it to my booth at Stars. Just depends upon when I NEED to add more furniture.
I also painted this chunky wood footstool the same color; but without the black base-coat.
And this cute little stool that already had a coat of white on it.
I almost always end up using the little stools that I take to Stars to ‘prop stuff up on’. But they still always sell really well.
Ready to go and just ‘waiting for spring’!
Up next on my ‘paint blue list’ is these two bar stools. . . . IF my son and new daughter-in-law decide they don’t want them.