Tuesday, May 1, 2012

To pack or to paint? That is...

Well, it was the question a couple of days ago.  Today my question is what happened to this post?  It disappeared... into thin virtual air.  I am genuinely perplexed.  I'm hoping that I can find a way to recapture the original content, but I'm supposed to be packing.  Remember?  I'm glad you do because it is something I'd rather forget.

I'll do my Detective Doolittle work later to figure out where my content went.  In the meantime, on to the pictures with very little creative content this morning.

Introducing Stephanie... she is a lovely reinvented side table made of sturdy wood, with Anthropologie pulls (I couldn't resist them), and harlequin design.  Stephanie's favorite activity is sitting in the living room near the couch.  When she's not by the couch, she likes to sit near the bed.

Isn't she lovely?

Stephanie with some fun pillows in the background.

Up close of the pulls.


Up close of the harlequin.  I was very happy with the way it turned out.


That's right, another up close.
Work in progress mirror.  Can you tell the dog had just jumped off the couch?


See what I just did?  I introduced the side table like she is a tot on a beauty pageant.  Lucky her, I didn't throw her into a tanning bed.

Thanks for coming along for the ride.  We'll be playing detective later today so bring along your magnifying glass!

Linking with:
http://www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2012/05/short-or-tallplease-help-me-choose.html
http://todayscreativeblog.net/ideas-for-crafting/

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21 comments:

  1. What a cute idea for the top! Sometimes, you've just gotta experiment. ;)

    Would love to see you at Time Travel Thursday this week.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  2. This furniture piece goes so well with those accent pillows..beautiful!

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  3. Hi Mimi. My name is Diana :) Today I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. It is an award given to "up and coming" blogs that have fewer than 200 followers. You can view the nomination at my blog: http://www.anyonecandecorate.blogspot.com/2012/05/liebster-blog-award-my-blogs-first.html

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  4. Your table turned out great! Love the harlequin ;) Best of luck on your move. After living in this house 21 years, I can't even imagine the amount of work it would take to move!

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Deborah

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  5. Mimi B,

    How fun! I have several pieces of furniture that could use a new outfit.

    I'm visiting from the Sundae Scoop linky party. I would love if you stopped by my blog.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Laura

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  6. I'm in love with Stephanie! :) I may have to try to make a Stephanie "double" for my house! Thanks so much for sharing at my linky party! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    hugs!
    -heather
    stringtownhome

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  7. Absolutely love your take on this! It is so pretty and I love the colors! So fun, things like this fun post keep me so motivated to get things done or redo some old! Thanks so much! Julie(the letter 4's mom)

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  8. I just love the harlequin pattern (did you do it free hand?) Great color combo, too!

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    1. Hi Patti, I used painters tape. I measured the width and the length of the top of the table. Then I decided how many rows of diamonds that I wanted and started drawing the rows with a straight edge followed by the columns. Once I had that done, I went back and created the diamonds and erased the square lines that I didn't need anymore.

      I then taped off full lines with specific focus on the diamonds I would paint first. The end to end taping is key to ensuring you get straight lines through and through.

      Once I finished a full "set" of diamonds, I waited for the paint to dry and did another set, repeated until it was done.

      I'm happy to give more detail if you'd like more of a step by step view. Or... you may be thinking I've already given too much detail.

      I saw that you used a stencil on your site recently for a harlequin design.

      Best,
      ~Mimi B~

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  9. so cute! and that hardware is TO DIE FOR!

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  10. haha, tanning bed!

    Love your table, the colors and pattern look stunning together.
    Thanks for linking up to our Sunday Round Up link party. Hope to see you again this weekend :)
    xoxo
    Heather

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    1. Hi Heather, you've got a great Sunday Round Up, and I'll see you again this weekend!

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  11. Pretty! I'd love for you to add it on my link party at: http://printabelle.com/?p=3188 Thanks!

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    1. Thanks so much for letting me know about your link party. You have a great site, and I had fun looking around after linking up.

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  12. Adorable-I'm your newest follower-stop on by for a visit!!

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  13. Hi there! I am a new reader, creating over at http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/ - this table redo is lovely!!!! Tanya :)

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  14. Hello! Found your link at MMS. I have a coffee table that has a harlequin design engraved in it. I've had it sanded for months now. I debated about whether to paint it the same exact colors you've done to yours or just stain the top and paint the bottom. I really like how your table turned out and now I'm leaning towards painting. I will say the Anthro handles are amazing with this! Good choice! Sorry to blab on so...

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    1. Hi Beth,
      I'd love to hear what you decide to do. I'm really thrilled with how she turned out, and it took me months to decide what to do as well. Sometimes we just have to noodle on these things, right?

      And... I really appreciate the thorough post :)

      Best,
      ~Mimi B~

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  15. What a great design! And I love the way it all works together!

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  16. Those pulls are just gorgeous! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

    --Trish

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