Wood Grain & Hucklebuck’s!

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I have some exciting news!!  Kristi from Hucklebuck’s and I partnered up, and now have a booth at ‘As Time Goes By’ in Lubbock, TX!   ‘As Time Goes By‘ is a cute little antique shop on 34th street.  Our style’s are very similar, and I love the way our booth is turning out.  I will post picture’s after this weekend.  I am so excited to have partnered up with Kristi!!
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Tonight I have two side tables to share with you.  My parents got both of these side tables for me from garage sales around Brady.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them, but I loved the shape of them both.
DSCF6929However, I did not like the yellowish veneer!!

I started sanding to see what the wood that was hiding under the hideous veneer looked like.
DSCF6933Hallelujah, gorgeous wood grain!
DSCF7044  I left some of the light yellow that was hiding under the ugly yellow veneer.  I feel like it highlights the wood grain.  Lovely!

I wasn’t too sure what color would go best with the top.  After testing out a few light colors I decided to go with a black chalk paint from Vintage Market & Design. Kristi is a retailer, and I love working with this paint.  Side not: I have always made my own chalk paint.  Although they worked, I always found chunks of plaster of Paris in the paint.  This never really bothered me at the time since you can sand it down, and they are gone.  After working with VM&D’s chalk paint.. I don’t want to go back to making my own!!

Sorry, I got a little side tracked.  Back to the lovely black side table.  The black paired so well with the light wood top.  It’s a match made in heaven!
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The flash below was given to me by my Nanny and Pops for my birthday along with some really awesome old camera’s, a projector, and a tripod.
DSCF7046DSCF7047  …this vintage tripod.  I am smitten over this beauty!
DSCF7049DSCF7052I absolutely admire the feet on this gorgeous tripod.
DSCF7056in love.
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Now to the cabin style side table!

Unfortunately, I did not get a before picture, but I will try to describe it the best I can for you.  It was dark brown, scratched up, and the wood grain on top was hidden. What? How can someone cover up beautiful wood grain?
We started calling it the cabin side table because the metal screen on the back feels like it should belong in a warm, cozy, cabin.  Max and I had actually talked about painting it a light forest green to continue with the cabin feel. However, I had just partnered up with Kristi, and really wanted to try out VM&D’s chalk paint so I went with robins egg instead.

DSCF7060She is a little more girlie than what was intended, but I love it!

DSCF7069Another polaroid camera that my Nanny and Pops gave me for my birthday.

DSCF7072Love those red and white straws; They are so fun to stage with!

Both of these beauties are for sale at As Time Goes By. 🙂

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I am linked up at HOH & Creative Collection Link Party; Check out these ladies awesome blogs!

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*I am not sponsored by VM&D, and all opinions in this post are mine.

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