Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Pedestals....They're done!



This is just a recap for those who are just joining in, my husband, mister man, copied these pedestals from Atlanta Homes Magazine…..I know he’s a gem ;)


Then it was my turn to start staining and it wasn’t a good thing! The dark gray turned out to be very blue and I was trying to match the pedestals in the magazine, dark charcoal gray. I liked them for a reason!


Since the gray didn't work out I thought black would since you paint it on and leave for three minutes before wiping off...it worked and I'm loving my pedestals! One coat of black stain was all that was required.


Then the pedestals needed to be waxed with a couple of coats and buffed and I did it all by hand since I was enjoying the waxing process. I liked the smell of the wax and it was very relaxing. The wax was allowed to harden/dry and my antique urns placed and I haven’t stopped dancing in my dining room since…..I LOVE MY PEDESTALS!


I know the urns need some greenery and a picture placed on the walls behind them but before I do that I noticed my dining room needs painting something a little lighter perhaps. There’s a mirror on another wall that needs to go, chairs could use some slipcovers……ok, my dining room is about to get a face lift! Isn’t this always the case you bring one item in that sings and the whole room needs to be redone. I wonder what mister man would think about fuchsia....        (kidding honey!)



18 comments:

Divine Theatre said...

It is sheer perfection, my friend!

cityfarmer said...

I'll take one of everything!

smart genius man you have there ...

lvroftiques said...

They look great Debra! Awww that's so cute that you're soo happy about them! *winks* I just love when a good plan comes together! And yes I know exactly what you mean....suddenly everything needs to be changed to work with the beloved new pieces! *winks* Vanna

A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful. and the color turned out terrific! donna

under spanish moss said...

We love how the pedestals turned out! You must be thrilled. We have the same problem...we call the domino effect. If we add something new and fabulous to one our rooms then everything else in the room doesn't quite match up and needs some work.

The enchanted home said...

Just great looking! Just like the magazine, I like the black even better...fabulous!

Greet said...

Wonderful!! I love that color!!
xx
Greet

SHERRY HART said...

Awesome!!! They look great and I hate when I bring something new in and then I have to star all over.....Geez.

designchic said...

Oh yes, definitely worth all the hard work...they look beautiful!! Have a great weekend ~

5th and State said...

yours are exquisite deb, what a great team!
i now have learned to embrace what i refer to as 'happy accidents'.......an unintended result that leads to a far better ending

have to get back to mistah to show him what he too can do!
x
debra

Karen T. said...

I think the pedestals turned out great!

quintessence said...

You did a great job Deb - they look absolutely fabulous!! Can't wait to see what you do with your dining room!!

Karena said...

Deborah the exquisite pillow arrived! Thank you so so much!!

Now can you send your man on by to build a trunk for me!?? Adore your columns!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Be sure to Come and enter my Giveaway of a very Special Painting by Mary Maxam!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Wow, your pedestals look fantastic! Mister Man did a fabulous job making them and you did a fabulous job staining and waxing them...great team work! Truly, they look absolutely wonderful.
Hope your weather is cooling off a bit and you are enjoying a beautiful New England summer. I so miss the lush green of an east coast summer.

LaPouyette said...

Well done, Debra! They look just right for your stone urns.

Best wishes for a 'cool' Sunday,
xxxkarin

French-Kissed said...

don't they look mahhhvelous...you made all the right choices here!

Jermaine

Lost in Provence said...

They turned out perfectly! I love it!

michele said...

debra, i love them! they're perfect. and great idea working with black stain. EVERYTHING looks better and important on a pedestal, doesn't it?

thanks for laughing with me!

michele

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