Monday, April 11

SuPeR ShaBBy TwiNs

I found these little cuties at the thrift store and had to get them. I thought they would be so cute painted white.
Before

I was Right! They are so cute painted white.
After

They have these cute side handles

and they are cuter BLuE.

I thought the hardware was so cute so I just kept it all.

I painted the hardware blue, roughed them up with some sandpaper and then stained them.


Check out these cute legs,

and even cuter white legs.

All I did to these was give them a good sanding,

Stained them with my favorite stain,

Painted them with my favorite white paint,

And then roughed them up with my sander.
But it was way to much distressing for their dainty little bodies. So I added some water to my white paint and  whitewashed them to soften their shabby look. The next morning I took a damp cloth and wiped it all down (rubbing harder in some places then others). 

It's just a slight difference (whitewashed),

but enough to make all the difference (whitewashed & wiped down)

And then I finished them off with a couple coats of this....


I think they turned out pretty darn cute
if I do say so myself.


By the way, I am selling these little cuties. I am going to put a For Sale Page up by my header just in case any of you are interested in taking these home with you.

Are you sick of the words cute, cuties and cuter yet?  Cuz I am.

Thanks for stopping by &
                                   EnJoY!

I will be linked up to some great Parties this week and you don't want to be a PaRTy PooPer so come and see everyones great stuff!
ThaNkS for the LiNk uP LaDiES!




28 comments:

  1. very nice. Pretty little ladies they are.

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  2. Great job, they are beautiful! I noticed that you stained before painting. Do you usually do that?

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  3. I'm very new to all this and I was wondering about the staining before the painting too...what is the reasoning for that? I love them, they look really great!

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  4. Wow! Thanks for sharing your process! It is oh-so-helpful :o)

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  5. GAH!!!! I'm in love!! Fab-YOU-lous!!! Following you back! :)

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  6. Just darling! They look much better white. And I'm loving the blue handles.

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  7. Twin beauties are double adorable! Great job!

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  8. Well, they are cuties! Gorgeous, really!

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  9. Those are so cute!! They'd look so cute in a little girls room! Well done.

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  10. oh wow, love the result, so so cuteeeeee!! i absolutely love the handles too!

    I'm your newest follower from Creative Bloggers' and Hop :)

    Susan at http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

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  11. So cute, absolutely beautiful:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

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  12. Thanks for sharing these cute tables- you did a great job!

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  13. Very pretty makeover! I remember my grandparents having those bedside tables.

    Thanks for checking out my blog and becoming a follower. I'm here to explore yours and follow you back!

    Kristen
    Turning a House into a Home

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  14. They really are CUTE! I almost always overdo it on the distressing! Great idea to whitewash over it! :)

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  15. These look great! Excellent job!

    -Robby
    http://downonsanford.blogspot.com/

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  16. They are pretty darn cute! love the little details from the hardware to the legs...Just plain adorable!

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  17. aw these are so cute! much better than the original i'd say!

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-2-and-features.html

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  18. They're beautiful! Great job! Thanks for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  19. they look fabulous!! esp the blue, i never would have thought of doing that!

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  20. what a great transformation, I was wondering if the Varathane comes out crystal clear like it says...Also if you have time I'd really love it if you would pop on over to my blog and check it out and link these beauty's up at my party.
    Simply Creations Link Party

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  21. Great job! I am always in aww of people who can do this work with old furniture! I am SO not good at it.
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  22. Thank you so much for posting the step by step pictures. I've just taken up "re-purpusing" and don't really know what I'm doing. I will use all your tips and am your newest follower!
    Buffie
    http://scrappingwithbuffie.blogspot.com/

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  23. how fun is this! I love that you have a matching set!

    kisses
    heather

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  24. these are adorable! I love the white wash you added over the distressing. I hope they go to a good home! :) thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures- I'm glad you linked up!

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  25. Love it! I see these all the time, you gave them a completely new look!

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  26. Carrie you are inspiring me...I just got a hutch/buffet thing from my grandma that is a hideous brown...but it would look great in my kitchen. I can't decide between white or red...I might be calling you for advice!

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