Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Inspiring Ideas at a Spring Luncheon

Color and Design were everywhere.

It was a Spring Luncheon at the Lied Center in Lincoln.

The guest speaker was Julia Knight, tabletop designer.

Her beautiful product and the atmosphere itself

were a great dose of inspiration

so I just had to share.

Ideas galore!

Primitique - York, NE

Hillis & Co. - Lincoln, NE

Voila's  Omaha, NE

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So many more charming displays...

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Loved this idea for a paper peacock feather tag.

Then for the lovely lunch itself...

Julia Knight's beautiful wares...

Thanks to the Lied for providing such a fun

Spring Tabletop Show!

Special thanks to Barb Brandt 

for letting me be a guest at her table!


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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Furniture Before and Afters- Round Table and Desk

Just posting today to share some more

painted furniture ideas!

So here are some before and afters.

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You might remember the other striped table top

that I painted:

You can find all of the details here.

So, this little round table had much the same treatment.

Paint stripper for the top.

Paint and Stain together for stripes.

Soften and blend the whole look with stain and paint mix.

Then put semi-gloss polyurethane to make the colors

deep and rich.

Then Tyler brought an awesome desk that his friend built.

Tyler found the look he wanted at Pottery Barn.

He liked both the stained and painted options,

so he decided to combine them.

I applied a wood conditioner to the bare wood.

Then I stained the entire piece in English Chestnut

and painted the base in semi-gloss black.

After sanding the base edges, I reapplied the stain to the those areas.

If you're like me,

you have a pinterest file full of painted furniture ideas.

So these are just some more to add to that : )


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