The crazy looking hovercraft is no more.,,, Here she is just... hovering
Here is her transformation to a Cottage Beach House look.
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!
Some nickel knobs from target...
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 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.
The way we were
And the way we are now
I like it now.
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... :)