Thursday, March 7, 2013

Petite Makeovers...Sweet, Springy and Pink!

Spring is definitely in the air!  I just love this time of year!  We have sunshine today after several dark, rainy days, my lilacs are budding and one beautiful bloom has opened on my pink Camellia bush!  Time to start decorating for Easter!

This vintage telephone table and chair set ended up being much more petite in person than it looked in the Craigslist ad when I first spotted it.  Pictures can be deceiving!  I should know that by now!  Still, it was old and fairly sturdy and had such a sweet look to it that I decided to take it home with me, in spite of it being much smaller than I had imagined.
A little glue here and a few nails there and this sweet set was ready for paint
At first I tried to talk myself out of pink and started with a coat of Old White, but it just didn't cut it.  This little darling was just begging for pink! 

I went with a mix of Old White and Antoinette for a soft, subtle shade of pink and distressed it with a sanding sponge on the edges to show a bit of the first coat of Old White and the wood grain as well.

  The size of this table and chair seems just right for an 8 or 9 year old girl and I pictured it beside her bed, with an arrangement  of favorite books and pretty things.
I like to display some of my own favorite books during this time of year, alongside my Easter decor.
 These very old, well-loved Beatrix Potter books are such little treasures to me.
I love that the bindings are worn and frayed and the covers are a bit tattered.  I have a newer set that the kiddos and I enjoy reading, but sometimes we very carefully look through the old ones as well.
 I look forward to taking my sweet little pink table and chair to the shop this week along with some other pretty pastel things, a couple of baskets and even a few bunnies! 
This rather simple vintage stool needed a little something extra to make it special.  Since I've been in the mood for bunnies this week, I decided that a primitive looking rabbit silhouette in Duck Egg blue was just the ticket!  Before I painted it in Antoinette, I brushed on a bit of Duck Egg here and there that now shows through where it was distressed.  Waxed with both clear and dark wax, this piece has a new "old" look and will be a fun accessory for spring decor or a super sweet seat for a little girl's room.
Thank you for your kind visit today!  I hope that wherever you are today, you are enjoying some cheerful spring sunshine!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Sharing this post with these fun link parties:

Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Home
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound


Tazas y Cuentos said...

Oh! Such a lovely post!
That set in pink is so sweet...and, as a fan of vintage children's books (and vintage children's ware collector) I really enjoy watching your old books.
Besos from Argentina, Silvina

NanaDiana said...

That is just darling and you did a wonderful job on it. I love your vintage books, too- xo Diana

Sharon said...

That is adorable ! I love the pale pink color .

Jamie said...

Amanda, I love that little desk! The stool is super cute too. I've just been cutting up some old Beatrix Potter library books to frame for the nursery. I have so many sets to make craft projects with and two brand new complete sets for reading it's ridiculous. Nothing says spring like a little Beatrix Potter! Have a great evening.
P.S. Thanks again for all your wonderful help with my ASCP questions!!
~ Jamie

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Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love the remake on this. Looks so fresh now--good job!

Amy Jo @ Sunny Skies and Sweet Tea said...

I love them both. I am glad that you still love pink! So do I.

Amy Jo

~ Liz ~ said...

So sweet. Your little desk is much like a little one I recently purchased. Enjoy your Spring!

Donna said...

What a difference and transformation some pink paint can make. Really nice.

Kathy Moreland said...

Love your desk and chair! The bunny stencil is so cute! Come over for a visit! Happy weekend!

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Your Spring furniture is great. I love to rescue and revive pieces too. Have a great week. Joyous Wishes, Linda

pink*cherub*moon said...

So cute! I love the little desk and chair set and that bunny stool is adorable! Happy Spring! Hugs, Leena

Sherry said...

So sweet! Love it!