Sunday, April 10, 2011

Meet Lily: The Side Table of my Dreams!

I had a dream about Lily.  Seriously. I went to bed and dreamt about her. Here's the story: after seeing an awful picture of this little maple side table on Craigslist, I knew that I had to have her!  I had e-mailed the owner, but I didn't hear back from him that evening.  So, while sleeping that night, I literally had a dream that I picked up the table and painted it a soft gray.  In one of those rare occasions that dreams come true, he e-mailed me the next morning and I picked her up. I gave her a coat of the same soft gray that I had used for Georgie, but I didn't use any glaze this time around.  I also avoided the sanding block because I wanted Lily to stay simple, sweet, and solid! Lily was the first piece that I tried Minwax Finishing Paste/Wax on, and I have to say that I really like the results--such a soft luster! And who says dreams can't come true?!

Here's before:


Here's Lily now:







I couldn't resist!

As you can see, I had fun playing around with different staging and showing off Lily!

What do you think?

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10 comments:

  1. that is adorable!!! have you sen the little dresser i use as a nightstand? it is the exact same gray and i have those exact knobs on it! :) great minds!

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  2. So beautiful and I REALLY like the hardware you added to the drawer!

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  3. So cute! I love it! I have never been a fan of grey, but I am changing my mind more and more every day. I just love your little Lily!! :o)
    ~Terry
    www.mossandclover.blogspot.com

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  4. Soo cute. How I wish I had a set of two of those for my room!

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  5. Gorgeous! I absolutely love the drawer pull!

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  6. It turned out really beautiful! looks so pottery barn esque!!!

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  7. I think it looks fabulous!!!

    Much love,
    Future Mama
    http://expectingablessing.blogspot.com/

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  8. Lily is precious! I have those same knobs just waiting to be used!

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  9. Visiting and now following from Filled With Praise. Great ideas on your blog!
    Amanda

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  10. Love your little lily Nicole. Grey is a good color. What I like about grey is that it lets the items on it stand out. That's why I leave my hair grey so that others will stand out next to me.

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