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 cloth...it 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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8 comments:

  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...

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.com/

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  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

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  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!

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  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!

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

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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

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

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  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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