Sunday, April 4, 2010

~Color Me Happy~



I really do love color.  It just makes me happy.




This was my foyer before.  I liked it, but it did not feel fresh or Spring-y.



I've had a love/hate thing with this table for a while.  I love its curves and the price was right, but the paint treatment was just not doing it for me.  I had it next to my bed and the shape was just too awkward for the space.


And then an idea come to me.  It was as clear as if I had seen it on the cover of a magazine!  The table needed color.



So I painted it Emerald green by Valspar.




Lots of sanding for age.




And Ralph Lauren Tobacco glaze to show off all the details.



And I finally brought some Spring into the house with this simple arrangement. A cute springtime bunny (I'm not calling it an Easter bunny because I just put it out and I want to leave it for a while).




A bird's nest ...




And a cloche with a little creamer.



Now the hate part of the relationship is gone.

Janet

I will be sharing this at:





23 comments:

  1. Love the color, Janet! Love your bunny, too. I would definitely leave it out. I collect bunnies and I have most of mine out all year long.

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  2. Looks much better and springy in the green. I love color, but only in small doses like the table.

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  3. Love the color. I am a chairaholic. LOVE the child's chair! Be sure to stop by AtticMag this week for a Giveaway!

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  4. This turned out wonderful- just love it!

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  5. Your vignettes are all just wonderful. I love that green table. So wonderful and what a great color. The vignette with the bunny and the little chair is just perfect. So creative and so pretty. The suitcases and the old shoes is so much fun too. Great inspiration. Thanks so much for joining the party. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

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  6. What a marvelous table and the color is just perfect!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  7. lovely display and sweet.. love the china especially..

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  8. I love color too, and I love the color and glaze you applied to this charming table. You've got an eye for arranging as well.

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  9. Wow! That table looks fantastic. Good choice! Your vignette is sweet without being too Eastery. Great! I haven't been by in a while and I have missed a lot. I'll try to do better. :)

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  10. I LOVE your table!! The green is perfect and your accessories are the icing on the cake! :)
    Kristi

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  11. Awesome!! I had that very magazine in my hand today! {I love all those pillows on the sofa on the cover} Your table is identical and the paint job is fantastic!! Great job!

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  12. That is just a perfect shade of green. The table and vignette looks beautiful!

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  13. Oh, how pretty! That table really does look like the table on that magazine.

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  14. I am completely WoWed by the transformation of your little table. The power of paint never ceases to amaze me. I love it! The tabletop vignette is wonderful too.

    Love your blog. I'll be back. :)

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  15. This is one of the prettiest displays I've seen! I love the way you've used the small chair, and the color of the table is fabulous!

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  16. I just love your tables, and painting the one green is such a great idea. The vignette with the little chair and bunny is adorable. I just love it all. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Oh so perfect for this space! It really looks so darling!

    ~Liz

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  18. I love the table, Janet. I think a new paint color was just what it needed! I am not good with glazes although I paint a good amount of furniture. How did you know which glaze to use? It looks fabulous!

    I am so wanting to leave some of my bunnies out...I think I just will!

    Love your tabletop vignette. So happy I stopped by!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  19. I love it!!! And I love the vignette you put together too.

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  20. Super job on the table. The color suits it perfectly. -- Jane F.

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  21. I just love little side tables and yours are beautiful. I saw your heart for Jack at Daisy Cottage...so pretty.

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  22. This is beautiful! The color just pops! Love the bunny, leave it out! I leave mine out all year as I am a lover of the bunny!

    Gorgeous vignette!

    Lou Cinda :)

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