Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mom's end table redone...again....

I don't have a before photo, but this end table was a gift from my mom....she picked it up at a tag sale.  She painted it green and yellow...when we added our family room on about 10 years ago, she passed it on to me...this was one of my first projects painting and distressing has remained one of my favorites, even after all of these years....I added a Rachell Ashwell basket for storage this table....painted it cream, sanded it up a bit and rubbed it with some glaze.....ahhh.....

The table has this beautiful brown looks so pretty with the cream paint and brown glaze..

The table has great lines and detail....those elements always look so great distressed.....

Once I have a piece I love, I usually don't change it or move it around...I do however change out the accessories on the top with the seasons....

I hope you like my table as much as I do....Since my mom passed away a few years ago,  it holds an extra special place in my heart....she was painting furniture before it was "the" thing to do!

I will be getting ready for my oldest daughter's senior prom on Friday...I'm hoping she will let me post some pics on here....we'll see....

Happy Wednesday!!!.........xoxo, Mariaelena

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  1. Hi Mariaelena -

    It looks great! My parents bought 2 very similar tables in the early 70's - my dad still has them in their original form. His have antiqued brass trim & a slate top!

    Mary Heller

  2. Your table looks fantastic! I love the color and the distressed look...really accentuates the decorative details. Have a great weekend! Lesa

  3. Great looking table indeed. Thanks so much for sharing it with my newbie party.

  4. How lovely!!
    Coming from the Eisy Morgan linky.

  5. That is very cute! I love the color and the glazing. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

  6. Hello.

    The table looks beautiful. I love the basket too.
    Take care,

  7. I think it's a great table! I love the color and love the floral basket underneath.

    I lost my Mom a few years ago too and treasure the things that are in my home now that were hers. I understand why you love the table!

    Have a great night.

  8. What a fantastic table, just the right amount of creaminess and distress. Love the RA fabric basket below, too! Funny, but you and I sound sooo much alike. The last line of my profile reads something like...If I like something I love it forever!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  9. The table is lovely Mariaelena and I love the Rachel Ashwell basket below!

  10. Love your blog! Great job on the table and I especially adore your daughter's room!

    I am visiting from debbiedoo's and am your next newest follower!


  11. What a gorgeous table, Mariaelena! I love the paint job and the pretty basket underneath! I hope your daughter has a fun time at prom!

  12. Love your style! The table and vignette looks just wonderful.

    Happy Show & Tell Friday :O)

  13. It sure is lovely~ and I love pieces that have special meaning :)

  14. You did an amazing job on that table!

  15. Nice end table. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  16. What an amazing transformation! Love it!!!

  17. Heirlooms like this add such character to a room. I love the way you took your mom's piece and made it your own. Now there is a little bit of both of you right there in your living room. Have a great weekend...thanks for your visit to my blog. ~Ann

  18. these are so gorgeous!...... I love them! ..... thanks for sharing!...

  19. Hello!
    Wow, so much liked to know your blog!
    Much success!
    I'm from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro.
    Kisses and good week!