Good Morning everyone – First off I want to thank Kaysi for allowing me to be a guest host – ( Kaysi, you’re simply the best! ) My name is Suzan and I blog over at Simply Vintageous – welcome to my wacky world!
This is my first time guest hosting and I’m in a bit of a panic here – because as usual with everything I do I wasn’t quite finished my project – and I’ve been flying around like a chicken with its head cut off literally to get this post completed in time – BUT I did it!!! In the knick of time – by the sweat of my brow – but I did it none the less, lol
My makeover is a simple one really – I knew I wanted to create a nautical themed something or other – so
when I found this table I decided this would be the perfect item to try it on.
I know, I know the top does not look like it matches the bottom, right? It looks like it should have a round top on it – when I turned it around to see if it had been added throughout the years, I discovered this
it’s on a pivot –
if you are of a “certain ” ahem, AGE – you’ll remember these were fancy schmancy t.v. stands – all the rage in the 70’s – ( and you thought it was just Farrah Fawcett hair and bell bottoms, right? ) I actually had one of these – and I think mine was plastic……………..do they make plastic furniture anymore?
Ok – on with the post –
I painted the top Graphite – and the bottom pure white – I was going for a crisp look here – nothing distressed at all so this was really easy peasy.
Once the 2nd coat was dry I started taping – a little hint for straight lines when taping is to put them side by side
and then remove every 2nd one as you go along – reusing the tape you’ve just removed to make another
row ( less waste that way – and frog tape is expensive – so worth it – but expensive )
I then painted the gaps in pure white……………..
Until I had my nautical end table
hmm – the legs don’t look right – this is where the pivot comes in handy – lol
Ok – so time to decorate the table – for the 99.9999 percent of you who have no idea who I am – a couple of times a week I include conversations that go on in this house over blogging issues – and true to form this post caused another bizarre conversaton – here goes
Suzan says – John do you have anything nautical themed that I can put on the table I just painted
John says – Nope
Suzan says – A book? A magazine? It can be anything really
John says – Nope
Suzan says – Well you’re just laying in bed ( it’s 12.30 at night mind you ) can you just check for me please,
I really need something to stage the table with and it has to be nautical and I need to send this post out tonight
John says – I don’t have anything nautical Suzan – just put a candle on it for crying out loud……………
Sigh – wait a minute what’s this
Suzan says – John would you mind if I painted this and added a temporary mast to it
John says – GIVE THAT BACK – ARE YOU NUTS? THAT’S AN ANTIQUE SHUTTLE
Suzan says – Shhh – the windows are open – it’s the middle of the night
John says – I’M SERIOUS – GIVE THAT BACK TO ME – don’t even think of touching it
Suzan says – I think it looks a bit like a boat – I need something nautical
John says – IT’S A SHUTTLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND IT DOESN’T NEED A MAKE OVER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Suzan says – Ok – just let me add a mast to it – I won’t paint it –
John says – Good night Suzan –
AND HE ACTUALLY TAKES IT INTO THE BEDROOM WITH HIM, lol
Ok – now I start roaming around the house looking for something to stage the table with ( does anyone else do this? )
Look up – look way up……………..
I live in a Victoria Flat with very high ceilings – perched at the very top of this bookshelf was a horse ornament and I decided that is what I would have to use ( since HE wouldn’t let me use the
So I gingerly climbed up on a stool – and jumped on to the back of the chair and stood on my tip toes and grabbed the horse and promptly started to fall – taking down a ton of books as I landed on the chair –
picture frames crashed to the ground – the stool went flying – chaos – in the middle of the night,
JOHN YELLS – WHAT THE?????????????????????…………………………….
Suzan says – I’m ok – don’t worry about me
John says – This blog is going to kill you, you know that right? And if it doesn’t kill you it’sdefinitely going to kill me
Suzan says – Goodnight John – sleep tight – I have to get this post out to Kaysi
Phew – but I got it done ( that’s my post and I’m sticking to it!!! )
I had to creep into the bedroom for one last question
Suzan whispers – John are you asleep yet?
John says – WHY?
Suzan says – I need to know what a shuttle is – so I can explain that on the post
John says – it’s for weaving fabric – GOOD GOD – pls leave me alone…………………
Thanks so much Kaysi – I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday –
With much love and appreciation