Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bye-Bye Tangerine Tango...

With the boys getting out of school for the summer, a trip to the beach, a trip to Ga, the hot weather, and an awful onset of what I believe to be carpal tunnel in my left hand or just the something I did to the nerves in my hand it has taken me a little while to finish up my next transformation.
I had shared with y'all these "lovely" Tangerine Tango colored side tables last month.
I also shared with y'all the process it took to strip their tops clean.
It wasn't a fun one but very well worth it. I think you will agree!
Say Hello to frenchy goodness! This is just one of the twins. I figured you could get the gist with just the one. I didn't feel like hauling the other twin in from the garage at that moment!;) They are very heavy.
Yep, definitely worth the effort to strip the tops clean don't ya think!?
I replaced the awful knobs that were on the set. They weren't original to them and I tried to find original but  it was a lost cause. I was thrilled when I found these last week though. The twins needed some bling.
I do not normally paint inside the drawers but they were very orange as well so I decide to go two tone and used La Bonne Terre on the bottom of the drawers and Old White on the sides.
And for some reason I am on a gilding craze! I just could not resist adding some gold gilding.
Some sexy leg action going on! Shield your eyes if you must. I know it could be too much for some people!;)
I did the two tone paint on the inside of the table as well. You can see the contrast a bit better in this picture I think.
I am in love with them! I love all of my pieces but these for some reason tug at my heart a bit more. I take my time with the pieces I do paying close attention to every detail. I hope it shows how much love and passion goes into each and every piece. With my hand issue I am kinda bummed because I cant work on as many at a time as I would like. I am making myself finish up a piece at a time now. Normally I am all over the place!:)

Here is a sneak peek at my secret project I mentioned in my last post! It is giving me something to do since I can't be painting as much right now. Cant wait to share more!:)

Linking up to the following link parties:
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Transformation Thursday
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62 comments:

  1. Gor, or ,or.... Ge-ous!!!!

    They are swoon worthy girl!! You sure can work some magic. And the legs?

    Tres sexy ;)

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  2. Gorgeous and elegant! I hope your hand improves!

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  3. You did a wonderful job, Pamela, and it was all worth your effort! Beautiful!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. Gorgeous Pamela! You did a beautiful job. I'm sorry to hear about your hand and I hope it gets better. Enjoy your day, Gail

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  5. Incredible! Amazing! Fab! I'm with Shannon on the legs...the detail is beautiful! Well done!xo

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  6. Love the look so much better then the orange! You ate so talented!

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  7. Beautiful!! I love them,much nicer that the orange.Great job!

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  8. Wow. An amazing transformation! Much better now.

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  9. Pamela, you really outdid yourself this time! I have just got to try the gold gilding thing. I have tons of furniture to get started on, so this is going to be a must. These are beautiful!!!!

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  10. Gorgeous makeover. Definitely worth stripping the top. Hope your hand gets better soon.

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  11. beautiful! It looks amazing. I hope your hand feels better soon

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  12. It turned out amazing! I love the colors you used and yes, stripping and restaining the top was a wonderful idea!

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  13. Testing this out to see if my picture shows back up.
    Penny

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  16. These are GORGEOUS! Perfect choice!

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  17. OMG, Pamela! I love them! If I lived closer to you, I'd be hounding you to buy them. : ) What is the base color? I can't believe how much better they look with this color and I love the dark stained top. The gilding looks great and I love the knobs.

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  18. Gorgeous my friend, gorgeous. You always do such wonderful work. Maybe you could give a tutorial on how you get those tops so perfect. I have a dining room table I need to redo and I want a dark top. What supplies or materials do you use?

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  19. Gorgeous makeover! You really did a beautiful job. I love the gold accents. I hope your hand is better!

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  20. One of the best transformations I've ever seen Pamela - seriously! Now what is this gilding stuff??? Spill!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  21. Oh my gosh! How gorgeous is that?! From the color... To the knobs... I am in LOVE! So, so want some like these!

    As for the carpal tunnel... Onset at 21, wore a wrist brace for 6 weeks, flares during each pregnancy, and after a lot of painting. The pain is awful!! From wrist to elbow. The best thing you could have done for it, is rest it. BTW... Elevating on a pillow at night, with your wrist laid flat usually helps a little. :)

    But girl... Really... You knocked it out of the ball park, so the wait was TOTALLY worth it!

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  22. land estates Perth 
    Your makeover looks fantastic. You did a great job. Your effort is worth it.

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  23. Now those turned out pretty. I am not into painted furniture much...but those I would keep!! Great job.

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  24. These are beautiful, Pamela. I love the colors, the knobs, the gilding, the everything. I'm sorry about your hand. Do follow doctor's directions to a T!
    Ann

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  25. Pamela, this piece is gorgeous. Can't wait to hear about your surprise.

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  26. Oh my this is gorgeous, I love the color, perfection!
    XO
    Kristin

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  27. From one Pamela to another, these are gorgeous! I love the color & gilded accents.

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  28. Wow, what a transformation. These look fabulous.

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  29. GORGEOUS Pamela!! Hope your wrist is feeling better.

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  30. Just absolutely gorgeous - I want them!!!

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  31. Oh my goodness! I'm drooling! Gorgeous! I love them. Would you please share them at my party Totally Transformed Tuesday? I know my readers would love to see them. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com/2012/07/totally-transformed-tuesday-3-features.html Thanks for sharing. :-) Peggy

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  32. Love the new color and stained top...Your sneak peek is intriguing..can't wait to see what it is!!

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  33. Pamela- I think that is one of the prettiest makeovers I have ever seen anywhere! They are just gorgeous. You did an amazing and beautiful job. Can you share what color blue that is? I love it!!!! xo Diana

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  34. Oh so lovely! Yes, the tops are gorgeous too! Amazing transformation. I love the table with the wire mesh doors.

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  35. WOW! those tables with those sexy little gilded legs are so awesome. You are very good at what you do. The gilding is very effective on the piece. Good call.

    Do you wear a brace for your hand and wrist? Hope so as it will only get worse. Have had both hands done within 7 weeks of each other. By the time my carpal tunnel was found my right hand was pretty wasted, still don't have good feeling in it, fingertips on both hands are dead. I was in an accident in 98 my right arm was broken completely across just above the elbow, only skin holding arm on, have nerve damage. It's hard to do some things but when a person wants to do things you find other ways to work it.

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous pieces!!! The lines of the chests are so pretty and timeless, and your paint transformation has enhanced their beauty even more! Do you mind me asking, what did you use for the gilding?

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  37. Pamela, these are gorgeous! Your attention to detail shows! I love the the gilding! Great job!

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  38. Ohh Pamela your love care and passion does shine through your attention to detail is clearly evident they turned out so beautiful.
    YAY

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  39. Wow, that turned out fabulous! And I love the Sheep painting you did yesterday. My project list is growing exponentially by the minute! And being from Texas, myself - I love it when I hear "ya'll" and "fixin to". There are no substitutes in the English language for those two!

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  40. Pamela they are so beautiful. Absolutely stunning. I want one so bad it hurts. lol.

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  41. Pamela hope your hand is better soon. What an amazing job, it looks beautiful.

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  42. these are beautiful. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. You can find it at

    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/natural-translucent-face-powder-update.html

    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  43. Amazing transformation! Saw your link at French Country Cottage and just had to come take a look.

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  44. Your little Frenchy stands are fabulous! You did a terrific paint job on them. Love how you styled one for your picture.
    Mary Alice

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  45. This would be my dream piece to find. I'm envious that you have TWO! I'm also flippin' over your transformation - just stunning!

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  46. Wow, great job! I love the combination of the polished top and the distressed and gilded look. And those knobs of course! The painted insides make it complete.

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  47. I am in love with this transformation!! The gold gilding is the perfect touch. Found you over at Miss Mustard Seed.
    Happy Friday!
    Elyse @ Shabby Sweet Tea

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  48. What a fabulous transformation!! Love the color, gilding & stained top!!! What colors did you use, please?? Blessings!

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  49. I found you on MMS. These are amazing and I love the top! Great job : )

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  50. Just lovely! Great paint transformation!

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  51. Those are BEYOND beautiful!!!! :) The Gilding thing must be in the water, because I have been finding myself grabbing for it more often these days.:)

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  52. Pamela you've done a beautiful job! I love the colors and gilding! I have problems with my hands also, neuropathy. Plus I live in a apt so have to bring the piece in at the end of each day. Really gets tiresome! Are you using Annie Sloan Chalk paints? If so, what color is that blue? You've motivated me to tackle another piece. Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower and found you at Wow Us Wednesdays party. I hope you'll visit and link this beauty at my Frugal Treasures Tuesday party.
    Barbe

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  53. You are featured today at Potpourri Friday at 2805! Thanks for being a great contributor!

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  54. Wow, wonderful job! I'm visiting from Jennifer Rizzo's Link Party and saw your feature! May I ask what kind of paint you used for both the inside and outside? The gold guilding is unique and lovely!


    XO's,
    Jessie

    acozycottageinthecity.blogspot.com

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  55. This is a great transformation, Pamela! They are sooo cool and I love anything French!

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  56. so beautiful, Pamela!! You really did a great job on these, and I can see that this was a huge job. LOVE.

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