Monday, November 8, 2010

Icy Blue Grouping

I’ve had this pair of chairs sitting in my workshop for quite a while.  They were a gift from Diane, my friend with the proclivity to my metallic work.  :)  (She is the owner of the Metallic Secretary, the Antiqued Champagne Gold Nightstands, and the Palette of Metallics Set.)  I loved the leg detail, but they sat waiting for just the right inspiration.


Then, at dollar day at Goodwill the week before last, I picked up this great side table (yes, for $1!!)


I thought the shape of the legs complemented the chairs perfectly and would make a great little grouping! 

I believe it was the same day of thrift shopping that I picked up the side table, I also snagged some fantastic vintage fabric in the form of a table cloth that I immediately fell in love with.  It looks so fresh and modern, something that looks like it could have been plucked out one of Amy Butler’s lines!  It went on the seat cushions, and I have plenty left over.  I think I might do up some throw pillows to match.

I painted the chairs and the base of the table an icy blue color called Glacial Pool (cool name!) and did some heavy shabby distressing revealing the dark wood tones underneath.  I also stripped the finish on the table top and stained it dark.  (I used Minwax Hickory Gel Stain, but it ended up too brown for what I wanted, so I did a black glaze over the stain.  Much better!)









I have a pair of long, tall mirrors that I’m thinking of experimenting with a layered paint application to coordinate with this set as well.  I picked up a green paint that is almost a perfect match for the leaves in the fabric in the Home Depot mistint section.  It’s a 5 gallon bucket and it was FREE!!!!  I didn’t even know they did that?!?!?!  I don’t know if I’ll ever see the end of a 5 gallon bucket of leafy green paint, but it was free!!  Come on!!  (BTW, if anyone wants to paint anything green… ever… come on over!)   :)

Still busy, busy, busy getting things ready to bring to the Vintage Market in Camp Verde the weekend after next.  If you are anywhere in AZ, the trip will be well worth making to see awesome stuff for sale there.  Bring a truck and a man, because there’s going to be lots of furniture.  :)  Christa from Stories of a House is coming, as well as Cassie from reUse * reInvent * reDesign, and Tara from junkrestore.  It’s going to be a lot of fun!!  Please come see us!


Linking to:

House of Grace, Domestically Speaking, Primitive and Proper, My Backyard Eden, Coastal Charm, Somewhat Simple, The Shabby Chic Cottage, The Shabby Nest, Miss Mustard Seed, Finding Fabulous, Freckled Laundry


  1. That is perfection right there. GREAT fabric, and really sets off the pale blue and distressing.


  2. How incredible. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  3. Do you prime first? if so, what do you use to get such a great finish? I LOVE the icy blue color. Very cool! (Pun intended)

  4. wow these are beautiful! I love the color :)

  5. I love this set! You did a fantastic job grouping and refinishing it.

  6. What a great set, and to think you only paid $1! I love the fun colors you used!

  7. I love that set!! Fits perfectly together! I need a project...might have to browse through the Goodwill later this week! :)

  8. I love this set!!! Beautiful job! -shaunna :)

  9. Ooooh! You're right, I like these A LOT!

  10. Oh my, that color is gorgeous! And the fabric is, too! I love how you finished the pieces, too. I have the same problem with lots of browns ~ they are too brown. Which sounds silly, but obviously you get it :)

  11. Oh Gosh, Ann Marie! I'm LOVING that color combination with the two toned table. Absolutely gorgeous! Do you think you can move your business to MN so I can snatch these redo's from you!?! :)

  12. What a beautiful set! I love the icy blue with that fun green fabric. It sure does look like an Amy Butler fabric. You did a gorgeous job!

  13. really nice!! Someday I want a Florida room filled with your stuff!

  14. I love the chippy blue paint! And I CANNOT believe you scored that little table for a buck. What. A. Steal! This little set turned out sooo cute!

  15. Those three pieces are just beautiful....the power of paint and distressing! Great job!

  16. Awesome job they turned out just beautiful!

  17. This set turned out so beautiful. I love the chippy distressing and the clean fabric, perfect contrast!!

  18. I'm DROOLING. Such a cute set...great color combo, great distressing, great all around!

  19. That paint choice was perfect for this project! And the fabric is really pretty. Really transformed these pieces.

  20. This gorgeous. Lovin' that ice blue & fabric. Happy to see you at air your Laundry Friday this week!



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