LIFE AT THE COTTAGE

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Time Travel Thursday #4 - Coastal Cottage Charm


"We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories.
Some take us forward, they're called dreams."
~Jeremy Irons~


Welcome to the fourth Time Travel Thursday linky party at The Brambleberry Cottage.
Are you ready to share your fondest memories, grandest dreams,
and most creative projects? Great!

Then, let's go for it!



I've shared with you before that the Yankee and I are big time
 junk connoisseurs.  He and I take in others' unwanted castoffs,
the way some people take in strays!  We just can't seem to turn something down,
if we see potential in it.


Can you spot a hidden pearl waiting to be
discovered here?


The curvaceous legs and charming cutouts on the skirt of
this table were enough to entice me to rescue her.


But it was pretty apparent that the four panel inserts of this unwanted treasure 
were damaged beyond repair.  So it was time to take out the handy-dandy
circular saw and make way for something much better.


Lots of sanding brought out some of the beauty that had been hidden beneath
all that time-applied grime and aging.


The results to this point were not too bad.  But this was only the beginning of the
transformation we had planned.


Strips of wood were cut, sanded, and glued in as supports for the new top. 
And while the Yankee was attending to all that...

 

I was back in the barn looking through our stash of beaded boards.  Once I
found what I was looking for, the boards were cleaned,
brushed, and cut to size.


As I was busying myself with those details, the Yankee was mixing paint to
brighten up our little beauty.  He mixed a cottage white with a hint of
 nutmeg brown, and I threw in a few tablespoons of pale yellow,
for good measure.


The final color was the perfect complement to the beadboard
that had been prepared early. 

Like pieces to a puzzle the vintage boards were put into place...


and an ocean of coastal charm emerged.


So what do you think of our little castoff now?


Goes to show...
you just never know when a beautiful pearl 
might be hidden among the trash!   ; )

Linking to:

IF YOU LINK TO THE PARTY, PLEASE BE SURE TO LINK BACK TO
THE BRAMBLEBERRY COTTAGE ON YOUR BLOG.



40 comments:

  1. I too rescue all kinds of castoffs. Sometimes they linger in the shed, other times I fix them right away!

    you did a great job! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Oh my gosh, that table is just darling! Coastal ANYTHING is right up my alley- what a fabulous job!

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  3. It turned out picture perfectly!! Really fabulous, and even better that it was a freebie!

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  4. Wow, What a transformation. The table looks amazing.

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  5. Very creative. Use of the bead board is unexpected and looks great.
    Kathy

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  6. I love the weathered wood you inserted in the top. Awesome idea! It turned out beautiful!

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  7. You and your husband did a wonderful job on this table! Who'd have thought that old thing could come out looking that good but then again it did have good 'bones'. Thanks for showing us that we should look beyond the obvious. Have a wonderful Thursday...Maura :)

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  8. What a wonderful transformation! You and your husband did a beautiful job on this table and you've showed us to look beyond the chips and scratches and water marks and look at the 'bones' of an object. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful Thursday...Maura:)

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  9. Beautiful pearl, indeed! You certainly have vision. Love this new look for this rescued table. ~ sarah

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  10. What a cute table! I love it and anything with beadboard is wonderful to me!

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  11. Oh my gosh - it's fabulous now! What a makeover!

    Jeanine

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  12. Great makeover!! I love that table!!! I stopped today and grabbed a wooden drawer out of someones trash....had to sneak it in so no one saw me...hubby!! I have an idea for that too, but it will have to wait! Such an inspirational post...makes me want to find the time to complete a few projects around here!

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  13. That is an amazing transformation - you two are very talented!

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  14. Now that is an awesome table ~ beautiful transformation!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  15. I just love how that coffee table turned out, what a great job you all did. Blessings, Vicky

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  16. Wowza! That was one unlovely oyster that you turned into a glorious pearl! Love what you did and wish I could scoop it up for myself.

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  17. What a great makeover. I love the transformation!

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  18. What an amazing transformation!

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  19. Wow! I would never have thought of doing that, but it looks fantastic! What a team you are! A great post to read!

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  20. Fabulously executed. Loveeeeeeee it.

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  21. That is such a pretty table now. Nice job.

    -Rene

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  22. Wow, what an incredible transformation!

    Mary Ellen

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  23. You're absolutely right, Liz! Sometimes you have to try to look beyond the ugly! I loved the lines of this table and I think that helped it. It looks wonderful with the paint you applied and the beadboard. Coastal and beachy, cottagey and shabby chic ~ I think this would fit in to many schemes.

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  24. The table looks amazing, I love the weathered beadboard inserts! What a fantastic transformation!

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  25. way to go. looks like a shabby chic cottage designer piece now.

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  26. This table transformation is quite impressive!!!

    I'm lovin' the after.

    Rhond

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  27. that is amazing! i love anything with a costal feel. something just soothing out it. nice job!!

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  28. I absolutely ADORE this table! I JUST LOVE the rustic wood you placed in the inserts. Wonderful job. Great Redo!
    Lisa

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  29. Such a wonderful transformation...the table has been restored to beauty. Happy VTT..and happy Timr Travel..

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  30. Your table turned out yummy! What a complete, wonderful transformation. Now I'm wishing I had a stash of beaded boards in my shop! I just love your stuff.

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  31. I love what you did with this table.. I'm a dumpster diver from way back and your one too.. love it! Your lucky to have a 'him' that is with you on this.. mine gets really ugly when I bring home 'junk'..lol
    Joined your Thursday party!!
    Sandy
    thewondersofdoing@blogspot.com

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  32. That is simply beautiful--love it, thanks for sharing!

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  33. Wow can I borrow the Yankee? He is Mr.Wonderful too bad he and I didn't find reach other first:)! Dear girl, this is adorable!

    Terry

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  34. Can I have it?!! ;-) That is one of the best furniture redo's I've ever seen, I am in love! Awesome job! Thanks so much for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper!!

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  35. Looks like a completely different table... love it!

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  36. Your table turned out beautiful! I love the new beachy cottage feel it's taken on! ~Stacey

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  37. wow! great job...sure wish I had a stash of beadboard like that. :)

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  38. wow! great job! sure wish I had a stash of beadboard like that...nice.

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