Thursday, April 14, 2011

Martha-I hope I've done you proud!

Happy Friday Everybody!  Raise your hand if you're ready for the weekend
(read: wants their husband to pull their weight around the house)

Do you all remember my $30 Martha Washington sewing table Rover mistook as a chew toy? 
Here's a reminder:


Look what I found written on the back of one of the drawers

At first I thought "Oh my gosh, what if this is THE Martha Washington table, as in the one she actually used!"  Then my husband quickly reminded me they probably didn't have pencils back then.  Oh well!  A girl can dream.  My husband is pretty good with history and I usually don't question his knowledge, but do you really think they didn't have pencils back then? 

Anyway, I digress...here is the finished product!











The knobs I got from Hobby Lobby.  They were 50% off 4.99.  They are kind of a frosted glass look.  The paint is the same one I used on the highboy, Behr's Trail Print.

I'm considering selling this.  I love it so much though, I'm not sure I can part with it!  But if you are interested shoot me an email!  It might help fund my next project...that and I have absolutely no room for it!






Thankful to be linking up here:

34 comments:

  1. this looks absolutely gorgeous...and they had slate pencils back then, right? hope you're linking this up to fridays unfolded this week!

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  2. Thanks Kasey! And Alison, Yes, my husband googled it and now stands correctly! And also a little peeved I made hime look "stupid" in the post!

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  3. hey, that looks great! i love the trim on the drawers = )

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  4. I love this! It is so adorable! *Sigh* Wish I had room for it too... lol!

    -Bridget
    butter-nugget.blogspot.com

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  5. i love it!!! i have one sitting in storage i inherited from nana... this is giving me great ideas!

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  6. Love it! Wish I had room, too...It reminds me of a jacket. By the way, you should do a post on your furniture painting technique. I am SO BAD at it I need all the advice I can get!

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  7. ALL CAPS!!!! WOW WHAT A GREAT JOB YOU DID ON THIS. I LOVE IT FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.

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  8. I think it looks great. With the lighter trim and lighter pulls, it sort of reminds me of a soldier's uniform, all buttoned up!

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  9. Oh! I love that Laura! Ab thought the same thing! Until you guys mentioned it I hadnt noticed that! Fun! Have a great day everyone! Thanks for the sweet comments!

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  10. Looks great!! Love how you painted the trim on the drawers!

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  11. gorgeous! martha would be proud! she signed it for you! ;)

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  12. Love it! I think you definately made Martha proud. I am off to check out the rest of your blog!

    Here is a link to a fine art photography giveaway that I am hosting on my blog (Last day today 4/15). The artist is Melanie Alexandra and has more than 200 images in her Etsy store to choose from. To win her fabulous photography you just have to leave me a comment telling me which is your favorite image in her store.

    http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/04/fine-art-photography-giveaway-by.html

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  13. It's BEAUTIFUL! I so wish I had a living room in addition to our great room so I could have some "fancy" stuff. Or just more room in general. Sigh. Maybe in a few years!

    Oh, whether they had pencils or not, it would likely be WAY more faded at over 200 years old, right?

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  14. That's absolutely beautiful! I love that you picked out the drawer details in white. You're so talented! :-)

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  15. Lainey, good point! The "autograph" looks pretty fresh!

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  16. Laura it looks FANTASTIC! I love the lighter trim on the drawer fronts. And I'm totally thinking you should have that signature authenticated! It could make you thousands haha. I'd really like to have you share this at my VIP party today... http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-11.html

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  17. Hate to be the bearer of bad news...but graphite was discovered in the 1500's and pencils have been around in various forms for quite a long time....just google around... but I am sure Martha wouldn't have signed the bottom of her desk...I hope.

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  18. Love it!! Those knobs are awesome -- they are perfect for it!

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  19. Really, REALLY Great transformation.
    Martha would have Loved it... : )

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  20. This makeover is so good that I hate you a little bit. ;) I seriously need to drive down to Richmond and go thrifting with you someday. You hit the jackpot! Thanks for linking up. :)

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  21. Looks fantastic! The knobs are perfect and I love the lift-up lids on the side. What a great transformation!

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  22. that looks really great. nice job! came over from Between Naps on the Porch.

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  23. It's a terrific fix-up. I wouldn't sell it if it's not necessary as it's too good a job on a difficult table shape. Hope you have a Happy Easter. Jane

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  24. You did such an awesome job! It looks perfect and Martha would be proud!!!

    amber @ barbwired

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  25. Wow! I think it looks great. I am visiting from Faded Charm's White Wednesday.

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  26. Wow -- this is beautiful and I love the contrasting paint on the drawers -- excellent and I would NOT sell it!

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  27. Wow, This is lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas! Have a great day.

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  28. Love this. The drawers are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    Shara

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  29. Beautiful!


    Would love for you to share at Calling All Crafters, today!
    http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/04/calling-all-crafters-4th-edition.html

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  30. Beautiful Redo! I say don't ask your husband anymore. If he is like mine, he always rains on my parade and makes me face reality. Just pretend it was "The" Martha Washington's table.

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  31. Very nice! I, too, have one sitting in storage i inherited from my grandma. But I think my mom would smack me if I painted the wood. ;-) But yours looks great and I will have to see what I can do in the future.

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