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Friday, September 30, 2011

Paint Party Friday #29

It's paint party Friday again!  I look forward to it every week, traveling around to all the fascinating blogs to see what everyone is working on is so much fun!
 Here's an older painting I plan on reworking... the males face needs some work.I don't care for his nose, eyes, or skin tone... the whole thing needs more work!

This week I've had a few lunches with different friends. One friend I see annually, but there was a time we were besties. Family obligations pulled us apart, but the love's still there! We make sure to meet around our birthdays.But for the first time in twenty five years the time got away on us!! Funny how no matter how much time goes by we take up where we left off. We chatted for four hours and I had such a loving feeling for my friend when we parted!  I even  had a few tears too, for all the memories we shared in our twenties and thirties, and how fleeting life is. We worked hard, laughed hard and played hard too! We shared many secrets and no matter how little we see each other the love is still there! I had my camera out but some how it didn't seem appropriate to take a photo! Wish I did though. 


Check out this HUGE transformation. I've carted my grandfathers table around to three different homes  for the past thirty five years and never painted it. Mostly it had a cloth over top of it or it was in a garage! Recently I decided it needed new life instead of being a dust collector. See how ugly it was!!!
Before The ugly side table

  I had  silver knobs laying around the house and threw them on after it was painted.  Then Dear Daughter came home with these awesome rose knobs that were the perfect match. What a difference they made. Then she went back and bought me enough for my bedroom suite. So that will soon be on the agenda to revamp. Also thirty five years old and in much need of sprucing up!

Which do you prefer, the rose knobs or the silver ones! Be honest I won't be offended!

20 comments:

Joni Nickrent said...

You've been busy...love the transformation on the furniture piece...the blue definitely pops! Happy PPF! POP ART MINIS

RobanStudio said...

I want that cabinet! I like the art nouveau feel and the color, but the flower knobs make the whole cabinet! It's sooooo cute!

Glad you had such a wonderful time with your friend. I had a friend like that a long time ago and we have lost touch. I wish I could find her. Sigh.

Happy PPF! :-)

Janet said...

I like that painting and will be looking forward to what you do to it.

Each set of knobs gives the piece a different look so it depends on what look you want. The rose knobs look feminine and romantic while the silver knobs look more streamlined, and maybe even a bit Art Deco.

Netty said...

Thank you for sharing your story and am loving your alteration, fab work. Happy PPF, x

Christine said...

I like the rose knobs, they seem to go with the whimsical quality of the piece. Nice reading about you connecting with your old friend.

Scarlet said...

Love, Love, LOVE what you've done with that table. It looks brand new and so funky! I also like your portraits. I'm heavily into portrait painting (and drawing) myself, so I can appreciate all the different styles. Can't wait to see what more you do with this one!

Happy PPF!!

hastingshall2 said...

I do love the blue rose knobs. And you are so right. A real friendship can pick up after 25 or 50 or in my case 69 years and it is as if no time has passed. The love and friendship is still strong.

Mary C. Nasser said...

I look forward to PPF all week, too!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Rose knobs ~ Love what you created and so special! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) and HPPF ^_^

Ayala Art said...

I like both knobs but I thing the roses get lost in the blue...? It doesn't look bad at all, but in the picture, they don't pop as much as the other pair.
It is a nice piece, love it!

Megan said...

Love the remodel! I think it's sweet that your daughter brought you the glass knobs ~ personally, I like them better than the silver :) Thanks for sharing!

carlarey said...

What a gorgeous art deco table! Did your grandfather have great taste in furniture, or was this a lucky accident?

I think the silver knobs compliment the sleek lines, but the roses are such a perfect color match...hard to choose.

Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors said...

I like the silver knobs. goes better with that amazing little table. Nice work!!

Kristin Dudish said...

When I first saw your table makeover I thought, "Wow - those are cool knobs!"... Then I saw the silver ones and I love, love, love how they look! I think both work, but I prefer the sleek silver on that particular table...

*But* those rose knobs definitely need to find a prominent place in your home! They are awesome! (Maybe somewhere where they really stand out all on their own?)

xo
Kristin

p.s. Wow - I can really ramble... Isn't it amazing how long I can go on about knobs?!? ha!

Rosie Kaplan said...

Rose, but then I would say that!!

Geckostone said...

Oh the rose knobs for sure, they really set it off! Spectacular renovation! I got to have a wonderful visit with my ole high school friends a few months ago when I went to So cal to see my mom, it was sooooooo fun going to Disneyland agian together like we did back then. It seemed like no time at all had passed, we just giggled ourselves silly the whole time! Happy PPF! Deb

creatingme said...

Love the blue, and really like the painting. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

The cabinet looks fantastic! I love repainting furniture, especially pieces that have some history. You have given this one a whole new life. I like the flower knobs!!

michelle allen said...

ahhhh super duper cute!!! love the color! and those handles are darling. great job.

Lucy said...

WOW!!! that is GORGEOUS! Looks like it came from peewees playhouse! LOVE the rose knobs but the silver work too! I can' believe you've had this so long and didn't put the giggley touch to it until now! GREAT piece of furniture! Love the color blue too! I think the silver make the piece POP more? do u know what I mean? Those Rose knobs need to stand out on something else. what did u end up deciding ??

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