Friday, March 25, 2011

It's been Beachified

I got it done.
The crazy looking  hovercraft is no more.,,, Here she is just... hovering

Here is her transformation to a Cottage Beach House look.

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Below in her Darkest moment....even accessories did no good.

And her now, below, in all the beachiness she could muster.






Here is how I did it...
She got some fresh paint. Yes i have discovered you can paint over laminated surfaces or black lacquer, ...whatever she was!
Details on painting lacqeur are below

I gave her some much needed legs. purchased at Home Depot, which I painted Behr "table linen"



And kept the black granite top because it has some gorgeous pieces that look like abalone in it. Perfect.

I also was inspired by the little rosettes on this piece below, that I got at Home Goods.


So off I went to Lowes ... (again) and bought a few little rosettes that looked similar.

 I painted them up and Gorilla Glued them on. Clamped for 2 hours and viola!

The rosettes on the drawers..
Some nickel knobs from target...

Her pretty feet


It took some work to get this from black laminate to something I could live with.
 The primer I used is called the gripper.  Home Depot carries it and I have to say it worked great.

 I only needed 2 coats of paint after the gripper.
I used Behr premium plus with a primer in it also. The color is Table Linen. It took 2 coats.

Not too bad for a high gloss black lacquer laminate!!
Below is a pic of the top part taped off and primed and painted with the first coat:

And  her whole self, during her transformation.



Here she is in all her glory.. top to bottom

I really enjoyed decorating her, with things I already had around the house, except one thing I had to add, 2 new mason jars from 1908 that I just picked up. A Ball and an Atlas.
I filled them with shells... we have soooo many around, every one gathered from the beaches near us.
Not a purchased shell in the house.
And shark teeth because this is shark teeth central around these parts.

I love the way the light makes the milk glass jug appear translucent, even a little aqua.



Yep.. she sure is fun to set up now.

so
The way we were

And the way we are now


I like it now.


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I still have to finish the slipcovers for the chairs and I am still working on the table.
For an entire room transformation.
I wrote in a previous post about my ideas for the table, you can read about that here.
 I will be carrying out that project next week. I will also outline the steps I will be taking to achieve the look inspired by the map collage table I saw at Home Goods.

Going to try to join these parties... :)















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12 comments:

  1. What a transformation!..Thanks for the heads up on Gripper!

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  2. It turned out just wonderful, love how you decorated it especially the cake plate full of seashells:)

    Rondell

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  3. Turned out just great--perfect for the beach!!

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  4. Great reno! Those floating cabinets were odd! Much better now!

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  5. Wow- looks totally different! Great idea!

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  6. Oh my goodness, what a transformation!

    How funny, I've never seen a counter "hover" like that!!

    Great job!

    http://www.iheartmygluegun.com

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  7. I just love, love what you have done with this and how you changed the whole feel! It is very cottage-y! I'm also inspired to paint some laminate I've been dealing with that I hate but am stuck with. You are very creative and that hard work paid off in spades! JenT

    ps. thanks for coming by my place!

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  8. Thank you for sharing your Key West trip..I also live on the Gulf Coast and love the Keys...the best little houses...sunsets..and the natives are so much fun...Lynn

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  9. Wow this came out darling! I love all the details you added- it really looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  10. Fabulous! What a remarkable transformation -- I love it!
    ~Amanda

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  11. Those legs made all the difference to that piece. Really grounded it, so to speak! Looks so much brighter. You did a great job!

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  12. Your "hover" comment truly made me laugh, that was kinda weird. It looks amazing painted and accessorized.

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