My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Pass the Mustard Please!

Hi my friends, I wanted to share with you what I was working on this weekend.

In July of ‘2011’  I was able to have a picking adventure with a few of my friends.  We actually got to go to a small town in Southern Utah and scavenge through an old barn.  If you’d like to read about it go here:  My American Pickers Dream.

I discovered this old laundry table that I thought would make such a fun addition to a craft room.  Only one problem. . .I didn’t have a craft room. lol!  However, I did have an unfinished basement and knew that It was on the list of ‘someday’.

Well, I’m here to tell you that someday has arrived.  We will be starting on our basement within the next two weeks.

This weekend I decided to pull the table out of our garage and give it a work over.  (Yes, it’s been stored there for that long).  Thank goodness we have a large garage.

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Here she is with all her rustic charm.  After closer inspection I saw that she actually had 3 layers of paint.  grey, yellow, and cream.  If there had been a bit more color I would have just cleaned her up and left as is.  But I thought she needed a new look.

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Here there was a dirt spot.  When I washed it off you could see the yellow.  After it dried the color just disappeared.

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Here she is when I finished her.  Still rustic, but charming. Well, almost finished her.  I may sand the legs a little more.  My sand paper was ca-put.

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I painted the top Old White using A.S.Chalk paint.  Then using a Benjamin Moore paint I gave her mustard colored legs.  Finally, the title makes sense.  Hee-hee!  I hit the edges with a brown glaze just so the distressing would show up. I will finish her with a clear wax.

Notice the chips and dings along the edge?  Some people would have filled those in.  I love them just the way they are!

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I wanted the drawer to stand out so I glazed it slightly more.  This is the knob that was on it.  May decide to change it to a mustard colored one.

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Look at the fun rods with hooks.  They are on each end of the table.

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I am loving her new look.  Now, where to store her for the next two months until she can find her new home in my craft room.

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Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Savvy Southern Style for W.O.W.

Timewashed for Blissful Whites Wednesday

Junkin Joes

Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Feature Friday

31 comments:

Gayle said...

What a great find! I love what you've done to her and can't wait to see her displayed in your new craft room!

Art and Sand said...

How fun! I can see it in a work space with supplies hanging from the ends. I reminds me of the "Papa Bear" version of my enamel work table.

I don't have garage space to hold onto anything, but I think I would have tried to figure out something if I came across that.

Sounds like you will have a busy 2 months.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love it Jann. I wouldn't have room for it in the house, but I wouldn't mind using it outside. It's got character.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great table for a craft room. Looking forward to seeing the room as it progresses. I have been trying for a long time to create a separate work space in my home and so far it has not happened.
Have a great week.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

wow, what an unusual piece!! great choice of paint!

NanaDiana said...

That turned out great- she is a wonderful looking old piece. I wonder what it was used for originally with the hook things on the ends? I am so tickled you are getting a craft room. I am working on my own and have the area set up but I won't be able to paint until Spring...and we are thinking about moving so I don't know exactly what we will get done- xo Diana

Kelley Dibble said...

She's a real champion! You did her up right. See that smile on her face?!

Kelley|~

Pamela Gordon said...

What a great and unique old table. I love it!

Magazine Your Home said...

What a wonderful table my goodness, I've never seen one like it! You made it look so pretty!

Kris said...

What a fabulous find! You got her looking great, and I can't wait to see her in your new craft room!!!
xo Kris

Old Time Cindy said...

Love the look of that table! You did good with the pickin' and the paintin'! It will be fun to follow along with your project.
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Salmagundi said...

That's a fun find! I'm sure you will find the perfect place for it!! Sally

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Jann, you did a fabulous job!

What a neat neat piece, it's awesome.

Congrats on your basement remodel, that's a dream I have, too but it isn't going to happen anytime soon, that's for sure.

HUGS!!!

cynthia lee designs said...

What a great find!! I love the table...what a fun piece to use as a crafting table. Can't wait to see your basement remodel and your new craft room.
~Cindy

Marsha said...

How pretty! I wish I had a craft room. I'm glad your someday is on its way. Good luck!

Shelia said...

Hi Jann! Oh, this is a wonderful table! I love it and you're going to have a wonderful time with it. Yay, for your craft room.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Andrea said...

I should have taken photos also of the 2 chairs and round table i did last holidays. Your post made me feel sorry, haha! That was a first time for me, i bought spray paints and sandpaper. I mainly used my right thumb sanding. The experiment turned out fine, but my thumb was so sore for a lot of days, still not strong till now. I guess it is the start of repetitive stress injury, cause also for my left thumb to be operated years back from too much cross-stitching and then pipeting in the lab. Sigh!

Susan said...

I can't believe you kept that beautiful piece in your garage. It is so cute! I love what you did with it, the color white with the mustard colored legs.

Maureen said...

I definitely have table envy over that interesting beauty. Nice job on the makeover!

priscilla said...

Love your table finishing ! Can't wait to see your new craft room !

Shirley Hatfield said...

There are so many cool, colorful knobs at Hobby Lobby...I wouldn't settle for anything less than fun and quirky! I hope you will keep up updated on your craftroom construction...when you're starting from scratch you can do anything! Love that table!

Tammy Henderson said...

What a great piece...and you did a great job on it!

Sumaya Warwick said...

What an unusual table, so fun, quirky and rustic and I love the gal's mustard pins. A great way to show them off. Congrats on a great make over:)

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

Hey Girl, You can store that wonderful piece at my house for as long as you want :) Great find...Connie

Debra said...

oh she is a beauty........

Tina´s PicStory said...

it looks so beautiful now! good job :)

sew sweet vintage said...

oooh, i love it! Love the colors you chose! Never seen a table like this!
Pinned.
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Susan Thomas said...

This table is by far one of the coolest, original pieces of Americana as it relates to Women's household duties of the day......so simple and beautiful. You did a nice job spiffing her up!

chateau chic said...

LOVE your table! It has so much character. What a great find.
Mary Alice

Nancy said...

I know where you can store her, Jann. Uh, no, wait. . .I guess that's out of the question, huh? She is a beauty. You scored a major find with that table, and I like the way you freshened her up. I can't wait to see how your craft room looks when it's finished. I know it will be special. XX -- Nancy

Bernideen said...

I WAS WORKING MY WAY THROUGH SOME OF YOUR OLDER POSTS AND SAW THIS TABLE: this is darling - what a great piece!