I met Melody last summer at the Haven Conference, which is like mecca for home/DIY bloggers. It was the first time either of us had attended, and we both came knowing very few people. It was, for me, an exciting but also nerve-wracking time. Being among such awesome creatives, but being alone much of the time was kind of stressful, even though it was so completely fantastic.
I went to a painting class led by Shaunna of Perfectly Imperfect, and Marian of Miss Mustard Seed (holy cow, by the way, they rocked)!
But for now, I'm very happy to be here with Melody's awesome readers!
I'm sharing today about a pair of vintage end tables I recently painted... I'll be honest. I was a little unsure when a woman I knew from high school said she wanted two vintage end tables/nightstands painted bright yellow. The success of the way they turned out, I think, lies in the specific shade of yellow we ended up using. Ironically, it's Sherwin Williams' "Overjoy." Coincidence? I think not!
RYOBI Corner Cat sander (LOVE that tool. And I'm not getting paid to say it. I asked for it for Christmas, and my husband obliged. I bought him clothes. #tablesturned) it was clear that a good primer was going to be needed. The table on the right is sanded below.
Zinsser Cover Stain. Man, I love that stuff. Again, not being paid to say that. It has proven itself over and over again. Zinsser better never stop making it or they'll have a revolt on their hands from furniture painters the world over.
For help, I'd say keep your eyes here on my friend Melody's blog for a stream of beautiful pieces, gorgeously staged, to inspire your own space. I know I do.
Thanks for having me, Melody!
Bring on Haven, roomie!!