Monday, May 21, 2012

Pam from Simple Details is Here!

I am beyond thrilled to have Pam from Simple Details here to kick off our Blogiversary week! She is always so kind and supportive, and has amazing taste when it comes to interiors. Be sure to stop by and check out her amazing blog when you have a chance! Without further ado here's Pam...

Hi everyone, I'm Pam from Simple Details, I'm thrilled to be kicking off
Lauren's Blogiversary week!  Congrats on a fabulous year, Lauren! You couldn't be
 sweeter or more supportive and are a true delight to have in the blogging community! 

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite updates, our living room coffee table.

  I thought it was looking a little dark and heavy, and in my plan to update the living room
 that I started here, here, and here, I wanted to include a more neutral palette.
                                             So, I did what every diyer does - painted it!



                                                                The Products:
Rustoleum Protective Enamel Oil Based - Gloss Almond
Anita's Metallic Craft Paint - Classic Gold
My Favorite Purdy Brush
Small Brush - from Kid's Art Kit

 The Price:
 Rustoleum Enamel - $9/ quart -  used about half
Metallic Paint - $3 - used about half

The Prep:
Per Rustoleum instructions, I gave it a light sand,
sprayed it down with water (squirt bottle) and dried. 
Taped off the fretwork and medallions I wanted to paint gold.
The Painting: 
I used 3 coats of Rustoleum Enamel,
allowing 24 hours drying time between coats.
After the 2nd coat I sanded lightly with 220 grit sandpaper
and then took my leaf blower to it
to get all the particles out of the thousands of crevices!

The Problems:
I wish I would have filled these little holes, and the area where the boards meet,
I did everything except pour the paint in them hoping they'd disappear, no luck.
This is the worst of them, and I'm sure it's one of those things only I notice. :)

                                     Each coat took almost two hours and the gold fretwork,
                              I lost track, I just kept at it whenever I had a few spare minutes,
                                                   the good news, it dried quickly! 

                        I love the high sheen lacquer finish ~ it was definitely worth the time!

If you like to check out my latest look for spring go here or stop by
Simple Details to see what's up with my latest projects. 

Thanks so much for inviting me over Lauren, wishing you another successful year!

Thanks so much Pam for sharing your gorgeous table makeover with us. I'm going to have to give the Rustoleum Protective Enamel a try, it looks wonderful! 

I am really excited about all the amazingly talented guest posters we have this week. 
I have some great project tutorials in the works as well, so stop back again, 
this week is sure to be jam packed full o' blogiversary goodness!


  1. Wow such a great transformation! I love the look :)Happy Blogiversary to you. I will have to checkout Simple Details.

    1. you definitely should. Pam is amazingly talented!

  2. Pam is fantastic! This is one of my favorite projects that she's done. Happy Blogiversary Lauren!

    1. Thanks Jennifer! She really is awesome!

  3. I love the transformation. Such a pretty sheen on the table. What a professional job.

  4. Thanks again for having me, Lauren! Looking forward to another year of your great projects!

    1. Thanks for the help Pam! This is going to be a great year!

  5. I'm over from Pam's blog and am so happy to be a new follower!
    Stacy @ Conspicuous Style

  6. You did a great job, Pam! I also love the glossy sheen. And happy to find a new blog! I am your newest follower. :)


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