Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Whitney's Wonderful Whatnot ~ Dining Table Centerpiece

Definition of a whatnot~ A minor or unspecified object or article… which brings us to our “Wonderful Whatnots” posts. Every once in a while Ashley and I will be posting our “whatnots”… those projects that aren’t huge but definitely noteworthy. My first “Wonderful Whatnot”…revamped canisters. I had these metal canisters that I purchased a few years back. I have had them in my bedroom on top of our armoire, being dark and boring… I recently saw a magazine ad that sparked this idea.


It was an ad for a line of accessories, one of which was a set of cream distressed canisters. I quickly remembered my dark and boring set on the armoire and started plotting. I started by painting the entire set with Valspar Vanilla Satin spray paint. After letting that dry for a couple of hours I took my block sander and stripped the paint on most of the edges and the pressed sides. I was really happy with the outcome because it exposed some of the silver tin beneath the original bronze… so cute. I then glazed all the pieces with RL Smoke Glaze… Oh how I love this stuff.


I was done at that point… I thought. After searching for a home for my new piece, Ashley and I realized that it needed a little something. Luckily she was already planning a trip to Hobby Lobby so I had her find me a somewhat ornate wall frame. She picked it out perfectly… Thanks Lash! I removed all the insides of the frame and spray painted it with Valspar black satin. After it dried a bit I hit the top edges with my sander… love the outcome. I covered the cardboard mat with some extra fabric I had and put it back in the frame.







A couple of pears later and I was pleased… A new dining table centerpiece… Woohoo! Thanks for checking out my very first “Wonderful Whatnot”! I will be posting my whatnot on DIY day over at A Soft Place to Land... Check it out and be inspired!!
http://asoftplacetoland-kimba.blogspot.com/2009/08/diy-day_12.html














10 comments:

Blue Creek Home said...

Very nice!
Painting the cannisters made such a difference. GReat idea with the frame too.

Caroline said...

Love the white...my favorite color to use to transform something.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great idea, and love what you chose for re-doing the picture frame. Jackie

Kara said...

Love, love, love this idea! The entire arrangement is just gorgeous!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Fabulous!!!

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Pam @ This Humble House said...

Very pretty! I really like the tray!

Britt said...

That looks great! I love the canisters in cream and the whole arrangement just looks lovely together!

Queen B. said...

simply
B E A U T I F U L !

Julia said...

Excellent work. I wonder what the canisters look like on the tray outside of their stand? The colors you chose are so pretty though.

Gina said...

Very pretty--the canisters look so much nicer painted.

 
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