Beauty and The Beast

Megan and I took on a huge makeover for the Blessed Nest the other month.  We scored a very cool table from someone on Craigslist – it was a fabulous find and we were doing the happy dance.  However, once the project began, we ran into several issues.  The project turned out to be a beast.  My vision for the table involved painting the bottom and refinishing the top.  Well, I put all my muscle into sanding down the top and it was not fun.  It was sheer hard work.  Finally I had it sanded down and I was then able to apply the stain.  The table didn’t properly take the stain and appeared mottled and splotchy.  I was so disappointed, but quickly shifted to plan B.  Sometimes with redoing furniture, that frequently happens.  Plan B involved paint and stain.  I love how it all came out.  The other issue revolved around the chairs.  Who knew chairs would be such a task to paint?  Well, they were.  All 4-5 coats per chair.  I needed a vacation from chairs after that.  I adore the fabric we chose for the
set – at least I got something right!  So…after some hard work and detours, we finally ended up with this lovely set:
So despite being beastly, she turned out quite lovely.
I suppose you just never know what you are going to get.
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  1. ALL YOUR HARD WORK PAID OFF! it beautiful, i’ve had things like that happen to me all the time. i try to look at them as a learning experience. even though at the time its frustrating. great job.

  2. She did turn out lovely!


  3. It looks like it was worth all the effort. It looks beautiful!

  4. Oh my goodness, it turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  5. She is gorgeous!! Loving the fabric choice!

  6. She turned out beautifully. Great fabric.

  7. Turned out beautiful!Great fabric too!

  8. Beautiful table! Love the fabric!

  9. It turned out great! It’s definitely a labor of love. The fabric is beautiful too.

  10. Gorgeous! I agree, chairs are a bit of a pain to paint. It’s funny, I did a table and chair set like this and sold it last year and I also named it “Beauty and the Beast” and photographed them out in the yard! Wonderful job!

  11. You have a beautiful blog with a lot of inspiring posts! Congrats on your work! Would you like t follow each other?:)

  12. Sooo beautiful Stacey –
    Great job!

  13. Girl, you tamed that beast! Way to go… she’s beautiful!

  14. Very nice!!

  15. It turned out lovely!

  16. a big job…that turned out beautifully!! well done!!

  17. Really beautiful! I just redid a table also, I had NO idea the chairs would be such hard work! I had a bit of trouble with my stain on top as well. I ended up taking sandpaper and hand sanding the top after the stain was on, making it kind of distressed and rustic, then topped with some dark wax. I thought it looked better than what I originally was going for!

  18. Wow, most definitely worth the effort! How beautiful!

  19. Wow, most definitely worth the effort! How beautiful!

  20. Beautiful and love the fabric, perfect.

  21. What a great table!! Stopping over from Not Just a Housewife – I shared my glass door cabinet makeover! I just love what a little paint can do to a piece of furniture!!

  22. SO pretty! i love love love that gorgeous fabric!

  23. SO pretty! i love love love that gorgeous fabric!

  24. What a great table! The fabric choice is perfect.

  25. Stunning! The chairs and fabric are just gorgeous. I’m so happy I found you over at The Shabby Creek Cottage.

  26. It looks WOW! incredible. I wolud have like to see the ‘before’ pics too.

  27. This looks so good! I love the fabric you chose to compliment the white. Great job!

  28. Looks awesome! anytime i am planning on paint cane. I use spray paint first as a primer. What is your trick?

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