Thursday, June 25, 2015

Rustic Coastal Black end tables and piping extravaganza

Good morning all.

Another busy week halfway gone. I am happy to share this custom piece with you today. This pair of end tables has been hibernating in our attic for about 8 months and they have found an adoptive home.

I keep some pieces in unfinished state for when people ask me for something specific for their home. I love refinishing as my vision sees fit but sometimes that vision doesn't jive with someone else's home.
As we get out of bringing loads of painted furniture to the store because of the amount of work involved in the transporting and moving and then moving displays, I am finishing a few more pieces at home and via my Facebook page. (Check out the the photo albums for large pieces not yet finished and large items not in the shop)

The table today is actually a pair but I thought I would set it up more like a room so only one table got the chance at the spotlight.



my go to black. as ever general finishes lamp black with mild distressing and general finishes liquid wax plus some annie sloan dark wax for depth buffed to a sheen.

(the chair is out of our front hall, and the alabaster lamp is non-functioning as it was apart of my rewiring pile but it suited the look i was going for)



i wanted more of a contemporary rustic look for this photo and the wicker chair brings in the beach vibe continued with the large coral piece.



these great seeded pinecone-y pillows are so versatile and right now this one actually lives in our living room for summer but i have a few left in the store too.



i added ivory coloured bone knobs to these tables for some contrast


BEFORE




AND......
for locals a few of this weeks new pillow selections.
 the black outdoor is back in stock as well. (not pictured)



vintage washed out denim with white contrast piping and zipper closure.

(let me tell you, piping with zippers is not an easy feat for a beginner. i am not a beginner by any means anymore but piping took me awhile to master. after a lot of bad how-to videos that didn't make sense to me over the last year when i thought it time to add it back into my sewing repertoire as the store became a reality i am super duper proud to say i am able to offer piping on some of my pillows when i think it adds to the look. so for all of you frustrated sewing buddies out there, keep trying it will eventually work)



tommy bahama swaying palms outdoor and outdoor denim look alike. it looks pretty close to the other pillow no? i really love the neutral outdoor fabrics i found for this year.



Have a good one,


Meg

4 comments :

  1. Fantastic Meg. Is it a charcoal black as each monitor gives a different shade to the colour?
    I've got a lift top writing desk with pigeon holes and moustache handles, do you do custom work on a piece that is provided by the customer? Its a sweet little antique number and deserves a fantastic finish which I know you could deliver...
    Susan

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    1. hi susan, it is a black black which never quite comes out in the photos without the whole photo being dark. i do do custom work and have a more charcoal black i think you may like that suits antique pieces, if the black is too intense for you. either shoot me an email oliverandrust@live.com or bring a photo of your piece into the shop when you have a minute. talk soon, meg.

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  2. That is a great makeover on those tables, Meg. I agree that GF Lamp Black is a really awesome black. Love the neutral fabrics you have for your pillows too.

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  3. Hi! What size are your pillows?

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