Friday, October 21, 2011

Red Sofa Table

my husband and i are complete opposites...which is good i guess because i always heard that opposites attract...when we met, i had a living room full of rooms to go furniture....you know, the kind that comes in a package...you buy a sofa, chairs, end tables, and sofa table...no payments due for 2 years..LOL...i bought the furniture not really thinking about the future or if my taste might change...the sofa is navy blue, the chairs are khaki, and the tables are light wood....or were light wood...about 2 days before our wedding, he decided that he couldn't live with the light wood...i had enough knowledge to know that the wood needed to be sanded...we used pieces of sandpaper by hand...not quite enough sanding to get the glossy finish off...we slapped some dark cherry stain on and 3 years later its finally scratching off....now that i'm a little smarter, i know that the process was all wrong...

one day i will learn to make sure i have my camera ready...i get too excited!! see the light wood? thats the original color...very, light oak...the dark is the cherry stain...i never liked it....sometimes you do things for the person you love...if you look really close, in the background is my "new" sewing machine!!! so excited about it...be on the look out for that post...

here is the back...some kilz on top


here is the RED...that's pretty bright huh? my girls were kinda unsure of the color...i thought jeff would hate it...he loves it!!

 here is the finished table...i used a dark stain to glaze it with...let that dry a bit and then put a coat of wax on it...i left the handles the same color...i thought they looked ok...this table will be used on my gallery wall...i'm trying a new look in my living room...i'll be mixing and matching our GA stuff with some of our personal things...should have that done in the next few days....

here is the table with the georgia print above it...my husband went to university of georgia so that is the reason the red came into the room...this wouldn't be my first choice of decorating but he deserves a room with his stuff, right?





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19 comments:

Megan said...

I like the red too, such a statement! The dark stain looks great over it!

Shannon at madiganmade said...

What a fun, bold statement! I'm partial to red myself. Great job!

Kahli said...

I love the red it's so bold! Will make a statement in the house. Great job!

Ann Porteous said...

Love the RED!!

Kristen said...

I love the red! It's so fun!
Kristen
http://mycoveredbridge.blogspot.com

Katie said...

I love it in red!! And I adore those little handles! They look perfect with the new look!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Oh I love it! Looks fabulous with the picture above too. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

Patti said...

My favorite color!! The table looks fabulous!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

The red looks great! My son graduated from UGA last year and he would love it! I live in GA too! visit me at @refreshrestyle.com
Debbie

Elaine said...

Very chic! You did a fabulous job!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Ashley, what a great transformation!! LOVE the red!! I am a newbie and your newest follower. I hope you will follow me, too! Many blessings to you!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

It looks beautiful! Great job!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

WhyCuzICan said...

Ooh, I like the red! What a statement piece!

Visiting from DebbieDoos Linky party,
Smiles,
Suzanne in NW Illinois

Susan said...

Oh I would so love to have this table in our home! It is beautiful!

The 2 Seasons said...

I like how the red turned out. I really like the UGA picture and lamp. I am a 2002 grad from UGA. So goooooo dawgs!!!

patti west said...

This table turned out fabulous! Love the red w/dark glaze and the original hardware looks great!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love thered! it's awesome- warm and rustic and makes me want apple pie!

Courtney said...

Red adds a real punch, love it!! And the print too! It's nice you're having a change up at home, makes you feel refreshed doesn't it?!!

Jamie said...

Love the red, and love the Georgia print. Just discovered your blog and I love it. I'm a new follower. Hope you stop by and check out my blog. I also have a link party every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.
Jamie
http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/