August 29, 2012

The Table


I've got this friend, Sarah. We actually met through this blog. She has become more than a friend to me over the last couple of years, she's more like an adorable little sister.

 (I love fuzzy focus and that in this shot you can't tell there is a heap of slipcovers on my ottoman that I bought on Craigslist without checking to see if they'd fit t-shaped cushions. Brilliant, right?)

Recently she started a business, Elizabeth Gray, selling refinished furniture and other great finds. I was happy to let her experiment on my beat-to-a-scratchy-mess coffee table. She took what had become an eyesore and made it prettier than it's ever been. Since we are a feet up kind of family she knew distressing was the way to go.


I love it so much. Now I'm looking around my house at all of the other furniture that needs a coat of paint and I'm wondering what I can drag to her house next, because I'm pretty sure I've mentioned over and over again that I HATE to paint furniture.

You can go to her Facebook page and see the amazing things she's creating and if you're anywhere close to the Indianapolis area it would be worth your time to come see her at the Indie Arts and Vintage Marketplace this Monday, Sept 3rd (changed from Saturday Sept 1st due to hurricane weather headed our way). I can't wait to go!

I'm so proud of you Sis! Keep following your dreams!

19 comments:

  1. It looks fantastic!!! but..how about a BEFORE shot for the big impact...
    Didn't even notice your stack of slipcovers...your secret is safe with me!!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  2. So nice to have such a talented friend! I love the colors she chose for it's renewal. Beautiful xx

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  3. i am in love and sooo jealous!!!

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  4. I love the color and love the rug it's sitting on - a nice combination!

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  5. The table looks great! It worked out well that you hate to paint and she loves to!

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  6. Cute table! It's the in look right now and I'm so glad it is!

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  7. she does great work! i love that table.

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  8. Not fair you made me cry! Your words are the kindest and your friendship is the absolute best. I love you sis to the moon and back! Thank you.

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  9. GORGEOUS table! Seriously, a perfect color and love the distressing. The aqua tray is totally fab too. :)

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  10. I don't like to paint furniture either - I wish she were closer to me! Love your table.

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  11. aren't slipcovers tricky little things?!?! i LOVE how the coffee table looks! and the color is perfect. and wish i was closer to IN!

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  12. I think the color and the shape of the table work well in your house.
    She did a great job with it. Do you do anything in the Fall/winter months for your porch that has the day bed?

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  13. My mom lives in Carmel. I thinnk next time I am up there I will check out Elizabeth Gray!! Looks like a shop I will visiting regularly!! :)

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  14. Great table make over. I am loving the blue tray on top of the table. Where did that beauty come from?

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  15. Kallee,
    The tray came from Homegoods a few months ago.

    Jen

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  16. Love all your colors and vintage fabrics. So pretty!

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