Wednesday, May 18, 2011

From Retro to Beachy

My husband picked up this little gem at the Goodwill several weeks ago.  I finally had a chance to get to work on "R2D2".  Before his make-over, it almost looked like it was going to take off walking.  Mr. T (my husband), affectionately named it R2D2.  Missing some of the roundedness, but I would have to agree!
 Mr. T was kind enough to sand R2 so I could get to painting him.  The wood on this piece was very different.  It had a LOT of texture...almost like grass wasn't smooth.  All the sanding in the world would not have smoothed this piece out. So I decided to run with this.  It reminded me of drift wood at the beach.  So I painted the entire piece white with the exception of the drawer front.  I had a pretty ocean blue paint on hand (miss tint from Lowes) that I used for that.  Then I sanded the entire piece to show the texture of the wood.  I replaced the retro handle with something a little more "beachy" and worn looking. In the open space above the drawer, I found a basket at Wal-Mart, of all places, for $5.00 that fit great and the color was PERFECT! I like it now....Sorry R2, but you had to go!  Mr. T knows potential (I really think he liked it because it looked like R2, but whatever)! Thanks honey!

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  1. Oh, that`s a cute one;)
    Thank you for your lovely comment;)
    Yes it took for like ever;)
    But it was totally worthy!

    Lovely greetings...

  2. Wow, what a great find and a gorgeous transformation! I love the finish on it and the ocean blue color is so perfect. I love how you accessorized it with the beach picture and all the sands and shell and the cute basket.Visiting from Creative blogger's party hop. Great post!~Poppy

  3. Great job!!! love the colors! :) Hi, Im Meme from Screaming Meme...I want to personally invite you to my blog..I am having a Chalk Paint giveaway...I hope you can stop by and sign up!

  4. Very beachy indeed! So pretty :) Linking up this awesome post with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

  5. Completely beachy! Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime =)

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  6. It's adorable - I love what you've done with it.

  7. Visiting from Pink Postcard! love that cute! xoxo, tracie

  8. this is so cute!!! love the two tone paint. The staging is perfect too. Thanks for linking up to the party :)


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