Friday, January 11, 2013

Little Table Redo & Miss Mustard Seed Book Giveaway!

It's time for the Friday song and a happy dance! I hope your week went well.  I've been busy painting and fighting a cold, and I think I'd better take the weekend off before the cold wins the battle.
 
One of the projects I've been working on is this little table.  I forgot to get a true before photo, but here it is with a coat of Citrastrip on the top.




One of the things l love about this table is the detailing on the sides.  But with the ugly pecan brown finish, it just looked dated and fussy.



My initial plan was to refinish the top.  The Citrastrip didn't take the finish off so I started sanding.  But as I sanded I discovered I really liked the color variations that were showing up in the wood.


 
So I stopped.  I put some Howard Restore-a-Finish on it, and decided it was perfect just like that.  Now I know this isn't everyone's taste.  But I love the shabby, time-worn elegance of it.
 
I painted the base in Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White. 

After two coats, a light waxing and distressing, this is how it turned out.










The perfect table to set a book.



Or your cup of tea.



And it's no coincidence I photographed it next to my chair from Miss Mustard Seed!



Now, I am a big admirer of Marian, aka Miss Mustard Seed.  I think she has amazing talent, and she always graciously acts like she remembers me when I see her at Lucketts. :-)  So of course when I heard she was writing a book, I bought it as soon as it was available!



 
Then a friend bought me one for Christmas.
 
Miss Mustard Seed is great -- but I think one book is sufficient! 
 
So I'm giving away the new, extra book. (My friend said it was okay with her!) And trust me, you'll love it.  I saw today that it was number three on the Top 100 Best Sellers list on Homestyle Books!
 

All you have to do to enter to win is be a follower of this blog, and leave a comment.  For a second chance to win, like Mr. P's Emporium's Facebook page and leave me a comment letting me know.  Enter by January 18th, and I'll announce the winner on the 21st.
 
Good luck and have a great weekend!


Sharing at:

Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
Elizabeth & Co: Be Inspired
My Romantic Home: Show & Tell Friday
Redoux: Link Party
My Repurposed Life: Catch as Catch Can
Funky Junk Interiors: Saturday Nite Special

 

36 comments:

  1. love the legs on this beauty! i'm following, would love to win the book, and hope you're following be back!

    smiles.

    michele

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  2. Oh...I would love to win this book...so I can give it to my daughter. I am a happy follower:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. Liked your facebook page:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. Love what you did with the Craig's List table! So pretty! Thanks for a chance to win the book! Crossing my fingers! I'd love it!!!
    Karen

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  5. Love the table, perfection! I just got my Lucketts packet in the mail... Yay!

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  6. Interesting effect and wonderful lines on that table. Lovely that Marian's book is doing so well. She's a talented and hard-working lady.

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  7. Susan, can't respond to you directly because you're a "no reply," :( but glad to hear we'll be neighbors again at Lucketts!

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  8. I like that you left the top of this table unpainted. I do love the finish on the painted areas - looks great!

    How sweet of you to share your bounty of books with one of your readers! Nice giveaway!!

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  9. I follow your wonderful blog and drool a lot! Love what you do! Love Miss Mustard Seed too! Thanks for sharing in this giveaway! So awesome!

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  10. I love MMS! I've been wanting to own her book since it came out. We finally have a distributor of her milk paints
    here in Ontario, Canada. I've been trying to get to this particular shop for a while now but with Holidays, winter
    storms and illness has prevented me from doing so. Soon, I hope since I'm excited to try Marian's paint!!

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  11. I really like the way the table turned out. I've always liked the contrast of dark and light. The table looks so charming the way you've styled it and set it next to the chair.

    What a great giveaway! I'd love to have my very own copy of Miss Mustard Seeds book. ( I do follow your blog)

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  12. I follow your blog and love it. Always have great ideas. Great giveaway, too. Thank you.

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  13. I follow Mr. P's Emporium on fb.

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  14. following your blog and telling you know!

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  15. I'm a follower and would love to win!!

    sally.puckett@yahoo.com

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  16. Following Mr. P on Facebook :)

    sally.puckett@yahoo.com

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  17. I'm a follower and a big fan of Miss Mustard Seed! I would LOVE to win her book!

    Ana Maria
    Amonteflores@yahoo.com

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  18. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a follower via email.

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  19. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a follower via email.

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  20. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a follower via email.

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  21. Beautiful transformation!
    xx
    Anne

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  22. Love the table and chair. Maybe this book would give me the confidence to try one of my own.

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  23. I love all the curvy details on that table - nicely done!

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  24. It's a gorgeous table! And I meant to reply to your previous posting - I know it's scary, but I think you should go for it! How will you ever know if you don't throw yourself into it??? :) Easier said than done, I realize!

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  25. I love the table...not everything needs to be painted white.
    I would love to win the book, Corinne

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  26. I would love to win this book!

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  27. I follow Mr. P's on Facebook.

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  28. Hi Deborah. I follow your blog and Facebook and hope to get to your shop in Leesburg soon! And just think, if I win the book, I can just drive over to your house to pick it up - you won't have to mail it :)

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  29. I picked this book up recently at the bookstore to just take a peek since I knew I couldn't buy it. I'd love to win it!

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  30. I SO WANT TO WIN THIS LOVELY BOOK!! :):)

    I am a new follower!

    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter
    rkrobinson9@yahoo.com

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  31. Love the table, would love the book!

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  32. I'm a follower and would love to win her book!

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  33. I'm related, so I don't know if you can include me for your giveaway, but I love that table!! Looks great aunt Deb!

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