Furniture Debut: The Doublets

Sometimes, one is indeed the loneliest number and to get a match made in heaven, it takes two to tango.

Well, something like that anyway. 

In other words, I painted two tables.

And  I called them The Doublets.

Definition of Doublet

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I wanted them to look timeless.

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…and since the tables themselves are pretty basic, I had to rely on the hardware to create a classic look.

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Here is what they looked like before:

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I used American Paint Company in Rushmore, clear wax and a little dark,  along with some American Grit to create the “over-time build-up.” 

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If you aren’t familiar with American Grit, is a product by APC – a light powder – that you apply just after you wax while it is still wet.  As it dries, it will create a textured finish that mimics the layers of aging build-up that true timepieces acquire.  

It is a fun product to use once in a while to make a piece stand out.   I’ll try to do a demonstration post for you soon, but for now, you’ll just have to take my word for it.

 The Doublets - Side Table Makeover With American Paint Company in Rushmore - www.turnstylevogue

These will be in the store next week.   My fall inventory is slowly arriving and I’ll be making some changes at the store for the upcoming season.  I can’t believe we are only a few weeks away from September and that the retail season has already started.  Crazy!

Today I am taking the day off from work and heading over the mountain with a couple of the kids for lunch and ice cream at Sno Cap.  Perfect day to end the week. 

Have a great Friday and an even better weekend!

Be inspired,

Linking to:

Sand & Sisal

Tip Junkie

 

 

Thrifty Decor Chick

 Metamorphosis Monday

 Savvy Southern Style

Miss Mustard Seed

 Funky Junk Interiors

 Under The Table And Dreaming

 
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  1. The hardware makes these special. I didn’t know about the American Grit can’t wait to hear more. Have a great weekend!

  2. Great job, love the hardware. The grit sounds like a great product. Would love to try it out. Getting ready to repaint a few pieces for the new house. We are getting things settled and painting will be happening on some furniture pieces for a color change.

    Cindy

  3. Just found a store about a 1/2 hour away from me, YAY!!! I am going to order some of this for sure.

    Cindy

  4. chris aka monkey says:

    nice job such attention to detail love the colors xx

  5. JaneEllen says:

    Beautiful job, you certainly attained your goal in how you wanted them to look. Hardware really adds to them. Lucky person who buys them
    good for you taking off to have some fun and relax a bit for once. You work so hard. Happy weekend

  6. Andrea Maurer says:

    They look fabulous! Thank you for sharing! I also love that wall clock. Where is that from?

  7. I’m having fun looking around on your blog. These are so cute. The color and that fabulous hardware really turned two boring night stands into super cute side tables!