Bistro Set and Bird & Tree Coffee Table – Tuesday’s Treasures

Hi All!

How was the first week of school for most of you in upstate NY??? It was our first year for both our Little Man who started kindergarten and for Sweetie going into Pre-K. If you want to see some pictures of their first day and have a chance to get a coupon for $50 your own photo shoot check out the Kid’s First Day of School post.

Here are some fun before and afters of pieces that have been done for awhile, but somehow I missed writing a blog post about them. I don’t know how because I really, really like both of them.

This little bistro set was on my front porch for years until I recently Revamped My Front Porch and added a new burlap bistro set. I don’t know why I didn’t redo it sooner because if I had, I probably wouldn’t have wanted to replace it. 

Brenda was looking for a bistro set and is a self proclaimed FunCycled addict. When she saw this on our Upcoming Projects page, she jumped on it.

Painting outdoor furniture is similar to indoor except you want to use an exterior paint and an exterior sealer and do a couple extra coats of sealer on top to make sure it can handle the sun and rain. The whole set was painted Benjamin Moore’s Meridian Blue. Then I lightly distressed it and sealed it.

It just couldn’t be any cuter now, could it??

Second up but definitely loved to pieces is an amazing bird and tree coffee table. Colleen contacted us to redo her coffee table to incorporate sage brown and cream. When she came to drop it off, she found out that her parents live on my street. Small world!!!

Here is was before. Colleen liked the stain of the wood, but wanted the top to have a tree design.

We sanded and re-stained the entire base with Minwax ebony. Then we painted the top Benjamin Moore’s Carlisle Cream and distressed it. We’re always asked if we use stencils for our designs. No, I almost always hand draw the tree and paint it by hand. That’s what we did in this case. Here’s the after!

 Thanks so much for the custom orders Brenda and Colleen!!! It was such a pleasure working with you both. 

Happy redesigns everyone,

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