Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Progress

With my iron in hand, I attacked the table. You ladies sure know what you're talking about. I laid a thin hand towel over it because...well, I don't know why...it just seemed like a good idea. I let the iron sit on there for a bit, then slid a spackling blade under there.
Voila! Ugly laminate be gone!It's a little shabby on top. The wood is split, but that's ok. It's exactly how I want it. If I need it for a more formal project in the future, I'll just cover it. For now, I'm in love.
Meanwhile...I bought this (heavy) plaque last month for $1.99. Price is right, eh? Color? Not so much.

Sing, birdies, sing! They're basking in the sun here. Either that or they're screaming for someone to get them out of that plaque.
Nothing like a black china cabinet and the sun setting to make you realize how badly you need to dust. Don't look too close!

The one above looks a little yellow. I had to use the flash, but this gives you a better idea for the color.

Maybe if I'm lucky, this springy plaque will bring some springy weather!

52 comments:

Jennie said...

I am glad that the table turned out.... isn't great all the help we can give you :) .... love the plaque....

Karli said...

Love the table, love the plaque! I can't wait for garage sale season to start!!!

Nancy said...

I am glad that the iron worked so well for you. T

he table will be wonderful when you are finished with it.

Sara F. said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

I'm wondering where you live to get these fabulous prices! I'm in N. California and the thrift stores are so overpriced. That table of yours would have been at least $40 here...probably more.

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you I have that exact bird plaque and have never hung it because I didn't care for the terracotta. I didn't know you could paint it. I might try that.

The Un-Organized Mom said...

Love these!!

We are re-doing the kids bathroom in western/cowboy stuff and I have a heavy metal thingy to hang on the wall. But, we did a treatment on the walls to make it look like leather...and the metal thingy now blends in and you can't even see it! So, I was thinking of painting it but didn't know if it would work....now I know it will!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Tennille said...

Love the table and plaque!! Gotta love great finds:)

Half of the Style Sisters said...

The table looks great! You did a great job. BTW I could not see a speck of dust! You need to come to my house...I'll show you some dust on my black furniture. That is the only thing that bothers me about my black furniture...it does show the dust...but not enough to make me get rid of my black furniture. I do love it so!

Sweet Nothings said...

Love that plaque! So cute! And for only $1.99! Great job!

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad the table turned out how you wanted. That plaque was a great find!

Suzanne said...

Love the table and te birdies. Why does everyone else find amazing cheap finds and I don't?

the undomesticated wife said...

I'm glad the table top came off easily!

Sandy Toes said...

So cute....I love it all.
sandy toe

Hillcrest Acres said...

Love the birdie plaque. It's perfect for spring. Can't wait to see the finished table. You are quite the talented girl.

Barb said...

Great job Chris! Knew you could tackle that one. Looks soooo much nicer without the lamanete. Where did you find the $1.99 birdie plaque????? Why can't I find those things. How cute it turned out. Guess I need to get my shopping shoes on and get out there huh?

Mom

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

The birds are perfectly 'rubbed'. Once you spray painted, how did you distress it?? Looks great! :)

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

That plaque is adorable! But now I'm kind of freaked out by it since you mentioned the screaming...

Sarah said...

Adorable plaque! I can't wait to see the table finished! Totally run to rip up old stuff isn't it? :)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

KKKEEEEEUTE! Hey how did the dust from my house get over to yours? I can't figure that out! What I do know is that dust looks better at other people's houses...big smile...it follows me. Hey your project looks marvelous. I love that plaque...and I love that black cabinet. Very, very nice!
Blessings,
Debbie

Kaitlyn said...

Now I know how to remove laminate! Love the birds :)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

ummm. I'm thinking don't hold your breath on the weather.
Cute birds...But just sayin'.

Now you have a rustic laminateless table. It'll look lovely. For sure!

DomesticDivasFancy said...

Woohoo! It worked. I was nervous for ya! Cant wait to see the finished product. I love the plaque!

Our Complete Family said...

Wow! That is a neat trick with the iron. How handy dandy and super that it worked for you dear!
The birdy plaque turned out super cute. I'm with you...beyond ready for springtime to show up here!!!

Amber said...

Yay!! It worked!

That plaque is so cute!!

Kristen said...

Wow - who knew an iron could take care of that?! Smart girl whoever suggested that brilliant idea! And your plaque is so cute - love the birdies. Now onto Spring!

Lisa said...

LOVELY!!!

HUGS FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

Taryn said...

I am so glad I found your blog, and just in time too! I have a table that I would like to do the same with. Yay!
And the plaque is precious too! Good job! Your work is very inspirational to me!
Love,
Taryn

Amanda said...

That table...I can't wait to see it all put together! And the birdie plaque is darling--a little coat of paint is always just the ticket!

Sheila said...

Anything with birds is such a welcome sight this time of year! And I didn't notice your dust; maybe that's because I am used to it around my house.

Shannon said...

The table turned out great! I love that shabby top.

The plaque is adorable too!

Biteofpunkinpie said...

Sigh. I never find cute gorgeous little side table things at my goodwill (or a long bench for my kitchen table which is what I'm currently hunting for). I did find a cute grey suit (4.95), a white candle holder ($1), and a grey-ish plate ($1)... maybe I need a post about my finds.

Nikki said...

That table is going to be great! I'm glad to know that the iron worked so well. I also love the birdie transformation.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, I'm glad you got that laminate piece off. Great idea on the iron. And your newly painted birdie plaque is adorable.

sandra/tx said...

Great job on both the table and plaque, Chris. As always, you're such an inspiration. :-)

Sadie Olive said...

The table came out awesome! :)

SoBella Creations said...

Great job on the table! And love your birdie plaque. Cute Cute!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

What a cute little birdy plaque. Love it!

Pajama Mama said...

wow! i hadn't heard about ironing a table before all the comments from the previous post...but it turned out great! good job...and now we know, if we ever spot a vinylized table at a thrift store...
-kristen

Inspired Kara said...

I am a-lovin the shabby top!

Jenn said...

Great Blog happy to have found you!

Nora said...

Wow! The table is perfect just the way it is. Glad it was so easy for you :)

Melanie said...

Yay! I'm glad the table turned out so good. Love the plaque too!

Neisey said...

Everything looks nice. Good job!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hope you get some spring soon! Love the lil birdies too~

Laura said...

I found your blog a little while ago and I am really enjoying it.

What is the name of the color in your bathroom w/the little table? I am using a similar color but I think I like your shade better.

Thanks for all of the inspiration!

mattandvicky said...

The bird plaque is beautiful. Such a great eye you have!

Judy said...

Good morning Chris! Thanks for stopping by my blog which in turn, lead me to yours!

The wall color in my dining room is called Antique White (by BM or SW - can't remember which one). When it first goes on it looks VERY WHITE but never fear, it does darken up to a soft white with a little yellowish hue. The paint I used on my picture molding, trim and under the chair railing is Pearl White, a custom mix (I think). If you want, I can give you the formula for it if you'll let me know.

We put up the roman shade last night but no window treatments yet, probably going to go with faux-silk panels in a cream as suggested by several folks. Also, Joni at Cote de Texas has given me some good ideas.

Hoping to get my shelves up tonight so I can finish putting all my cremeware on them.

Hugs!
Judy

Jayna said...

I love your blog and am anxiously waiting for some cute Easter gift ideas!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Cute birdy plaque. The table is coming along nicely. Can't wait to see it in all it's glory!

Kimba said...

Love your table! And I love that the iron trick worked! Fantastic!

Linda Crispell said...

The trio of white vases are so pretty!!!

UPrinting said...

Wow, you used an iron? Cool!
I love that plaque... there are little chickies on it! :D

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