Friday, April 12, 2013

" Rescue Me " styled for Spring

This week I wanted to share my latest

Spring style rescue.

You know the stuff that makes my heart skip a beat...

My sweet friend Carrie

found a lovely worn and unloved vintage table by a dumpster

and her hubby brought it to me.

There is great joy when your girlfriends

find you trash that they know you will love.

Carrie is a precious blessing to my heart!

The legs had such beautiful lines

and great character.

We stripped the pieces of the table top

to remove all of the old wood stain.

Mr. Dior built the base and then we salvaged

a few planks to form the top of the table.

I first used a clear wax to seal the wood

then white washed paint over the wax.

The last step I sanded a smooth finish

with 120 grit sand paper and sealed again

with clear wax for protection.

I wanted the table top

to have a farm style look to it.

And now the perfect finish...

I used the same gray white wash technique

on the rescued shutters against the wall.

I added a sea lavendar plant to add a splash of color

during the spring season. I love that it will last

much longer than fresh flowers.

I fell head over heels for this large old urn

that I rescued with a broken base.

It has such a gorgeous patina

that evolved from years of weather damage.

I gathered branches from our backyard

to bring a touch of nature inside.

The small table top urn

I grabbed at my local Goodwill store

for a few dollars. It made the perfect

container for my sea lavendar...

I'm delighted to share

that I am a monthly contributor

 to the fabulous Houzz.

You can view my April idea book

and follow along. You can view

my idea books also at the top

right hand corner of my blog.

I will be linking up this week

with my favorite gals in blogland

Wishing each of you

a week full of love and blessings



Debra@CommonGround said...

such a great save. love it!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Kate, dont you just lové surprises like this, when a friend gives and thinks of you in such a dear way knowing that you are the girlfriend who loves junk! :)
It's now a piece of beauty in its best euro-flea market chic ness !!
Love the drama of the urns and that pop of green is awwwwww! Breathtaking.

Love you calm over here, it's all so inviting.
Now give my address to your friend and if she needs another new good friend send her my way :))

I am going on a hunt this weekend looking for salvage and what ever else finds me.
Keep inspiring your grace and beauty my sweet friend.


Anne said...

Congratulations Kate!!!! That is wonderful news!
Love that beautiful gorgeous table and those dreamy shutters too <3 .Beautiful photos as always!

Tattered Tiques said...

What a lovely serene setting you have created! The simple elements are perfect. Love the table.

Amy Kinser said...

Such beauty you create, my friend. I hope you are feeling well. I think about you often.

God bless, Amy

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Whoa much prettiness! I can't take it! The table transformation is amazing and to think it was free! Love the sea lavender in an urn. Such a cool looking plant! I still have not found the perfect branches yet. Yours look great! Your decorating always looks stunning and effortless. Seeing your beautiful shutters inspire me to re-do one that I have. That project is going to move up on my list of things to do.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Another awesome rescue, love it!

Well done - whoo hoo!

Have a GREAT weekend!!

PCovi said...

Paint over wax? I did not know that...I love the look!
Where do I buy sea lavender?
I got an urn very similar today at Goodwill.
I love how you guys mounted the legs b/c I probably would have the top turned the other way but I like it your way best.

Art and Sand said...

Your rescue table is wonderful.

I love the idea of the twigs. i must go out to the garden tomorrow and gather some.

It's me said...

Wowww is all so lovely....i never herd from a sea lavender....!!it is so beautiful plsnt !! it......have a nice

Deserae said...

Your table turned out the top! Your living room is so beautiful :o) Have a great weekend!

Ido said...

Hi Kate, what a lovely table! Your home looks so peaceful and inviting. Sending you lots of hugs.

Unknown said...

The whole room looks so cozy and full of hope. I think that's what spring is to me-hope.
Have a good weekend.

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Hi Kate, Your friend Carrie sure knows your style ~ I love the table & really love how you put your sweet touches to it..... now I am off to check out Houzz & your idea list ~
Have a Blessed & Beautiful weekend & hope you ordered your copy of the Home Decorator Catalog.

must love junk said...

Once again you've turned 'trash' into treasure! Everything looks gorgeous :)

Ann said...

Kate, congrats on Houzz and you have done a fabulous job with that table and I just love the splash of green from the sea lavender. Happy Spring and I hope your doing well. Hugs

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Kate, you bring light, joy and beauty to everything you touch!

Thank you for your kind comments and for visiting. I hope you are feeling better.


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Kate, first congrats on being a contributor to Houzz. That's wonderful! Well-deserved. They are lucky to have you.

Second, the makeovers on the table and the shutters are great! Never heard of sea lavender but that pop of green in a white environment truly does speak of Spring.

I guess I have to get used to worrying about my boy. He will being to Colorado for college and will be so very far away.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Kalyan Panja said...

simply beautiful!

Julie Marie said...

How stunning Kate!... I love it when friends find tresors for us!... and how fun your friend will even stop at the side of the road and pick something up... now that is a true friend!... Happy Spring to you!... xoxo... Julie Marie

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Can we say PERFECT ..why yes we can sister.. that is what I thought when I saw it all !!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Your finds are truly trash to treasures!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So lovely, Kate! Thanks for sharing the finish technique! The sea lavender looks like sculpture! Congratulations on becoming a contributor to Houzz!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Love the table and the farmhouse style you gave it Kate! Both urns are fabulous and the Lavender is beautiful. I am not familiar with that type of Lavender. Really like it! Congrats on Houzz. Going to check it out. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So pretty~ love your style! Sharing at the party tomorrow~ thank you for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Art and Sand said...

Your rescue table is just lovely. None of my friends ever find me discards. I must go out looking on my own.

Bilancia Designs said...

Whatever you do....I LOVE.
Beautiful job!
How are you???
Barely coming up for air lately (I'm sure you can relate). Overwhelmed with weddings and, but extremely exhausting.
My latest creation was a monster...beyond time consuming. I just posted the outcome. :)
Hope you are doing well....
Think of you oh soooo often...
Big hugs from Jersey. xoxoxo

Cortney said...

Love it - and such vision you had for this table!

I wanted to let you know that because I loved it so much, I featured it on my blog: (so feel free to grab my button if you wish). It's a beauty - and so is the rest of the room.

Love it, love it! I have something like it in my shed. YOu've inspired me to drag it out and make it a beauty like this!

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