Sunday, November 20, 2011

Introducing"Marsha"





Hi Sunshines, meet Marsha! (John is standing beside her, he is finished, more pictures of that handsome dude later!) :) PS Please pardon my messy work areas in the pictures! :)

I have been busy today, finishing up some loose ends so to speak, this little ugly duckling being one of them, I finally have all of my before and after pictures together!

I found "Marsha" in a thrift (naturally :) ! She just spoke to me, scratches, dry skin, spider webs and all, especially her shape!

She was a dreary brown, very dry piece of real wood, SCORE! And I just fell in love with her and her sleek lines.  I've never seen an end table quite like this one, slightly triangle and all, but she is very interesting and I think really really old, as she has brass looking type metal caster roller feet! Roll Marsha,  roll! LOL She also has a really long drawer and the old drawer pull is original too!

She is a very sturdy piece for being so old, and really heavy as well, with tons of room on top and bottom shelf. I decoupaged the inside of the drawer (forgot to take pics !) with muted type "travel" scrap booking papers with the same beige color tones.

Anyway, I am so happy how she turned out, she is a solid creamy taupe yellow beige color with some distressing here and there and a new shiny waxed coat!

I know she feels better and so do I! :) Needless to say she was a labour of love! Painting, sanding, more painting, sanding, but now she has that softer wood feel, very smooth texture and I love how the wax feels and also protects her new coat! :) No more rough edges or scratches for her!





































I hope you have a wonderful healthy, happy and loving week planned with tons of fun in there too Sunshines! Oh and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Hugs  Kat =^.^=

I am linking up to the Newbie Party with Debbie over at Debbiedoos Blogging and Blabbing! Check it out! :)


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14 comments:

  1. Marsha is looking so good that John is probably giving her the eye!

    Thanks for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

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  2. Hi Honey! Oh yeah! He sure is! I am sure he is jealous, but his digs make him pretty handsome too! LOL You are too funny!
    Thanks, I love your blog! and looking at all the creative folks there! :) I'll be back! :) Hugs Kat =^.^=

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  3. Marcia Marcia Marcia had a great makeover. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  4. Oh thank you! Gonna age myself now, there was either a commercial or a tv show, we all used to die laughing, I just can't remember where it came from and what YEAR!!! BUT a long long time ago! Ha!! HAHA "Marshaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Johnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn, Marshaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Johnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! LOL thanks for the kind words AND the fun Newbie party! I love it! BTW Your BLOG is AWESOME AND I saw your video, what fun! Hugs Kat -^.^=

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  5. Wow! What a gorgeous piece!!! Love the wheels! Perfect color you chose for her. :)

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  6. She is beautiful! Her transformation is just amazing :)

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  7. Marsha turned out beautiful! I love the pic where she's laying out by the pool! lol! So cute! I'm a new follower. Please check out my blog at bellanest.blogspot.com if you get a chance! Thanks and have an awesome week!

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  8. So delighted to meet you, Kat! You photography is fabulous! Love it!!

    I have just become a friend and follower and and delighted that you will join in on Potpourri Friday!

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  9. Hi Honey and a big thank you for those kind words! I try! Me and my little camera! I never leave home without it! :) One of those new Canon's is on my wish list for myself someday too!! And YES YES I am loving Potpourri Fridays! I love it and your blog! Thanks again! Hugs Kat =^.^=

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  10. Hi Honey, thank you for all of your kind words again and following! I just popped over to see your blog again, B E A U T I F U L !!! I need to get my Christmas things out! This has really sneaked up on me this year! Nothing on the front lawn not even on my door! I gotta get B U S Y ! HUH! :) Thank you again, Kat :)

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  11. What a charming little treasure!! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  12. Hi Courtney, oh thank you! I SO enjoy your blog, it is just beautiful and so inspiring! Now I wish I could sew those ruffles! LOL I follow you and now I will have to put a button on the sidebar along with the others I party with! :) If I could get it to make a button I would too! LOL Maybe someday! Hugs Kat =^.^=

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  13. Hi Kat, what a darling piece of furniture. You did an awesome job with it. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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  14. Hi Chris, thank you for the lovely comments! And HAPPY RETIREMENT! WO HOO! I can so relate too! I stopped by and yes I am following you as well! Hugs Kat =^.^=

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