March 7, 2012

FAUX OSTRICH

These end tables needed some serious updating. Cherry with burgundy leather inserts...Yikes! A coat of glossy black spray paint, a little faux ostrich & we have new nightstands!

Here's the before & it ain't pretty. I unscrewed and pried out the center insert. Then I wrapped & stapled the ostrich. The faux ostrich is thick so the insert does not lay flush in the table like it did before, but I actually like how it is raised up a bit.
To spray paint I used my new favorite thing! While perusing the paint aisle I came across this little guy and remembered Jenny from the Little Green Notebook using it to paint her amazing credenza. I can't believe I didn't use this sooner. Makes spray painting so much easier and it applies the paint more evenly without turning my fingers black!
As for the ostrich, I was inspired by the bench Janell from Isabella & Max recovered in faux ostrich.
Isn't it grand?
Warehouse Fabrics has faux ostrich for $12.98/yd & Amazon has a selection in multiple colors!
Any room for a little ostrich in your life? Jamie

5 comments:

  1. The table looks amazing, I love the faux ostrich detail. I wish I had known about that spray gun before!

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    1. You must get one! Seriously, go..now :)
      Thanks for stopping by! Too funny, I was just admiring your artwork you posted today!

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  2. Lovely! I love before and afters! I need one of those Spray Grips too!

    xx
    Kecia
    http://www.couturezooblog.com/

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  3. Great before and after! And great new blog! I love it. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments. I'm your newest follower :)

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  4. Hi ladies! Great job... This is too funny... I just ordered ostrich for my dining room chairs this week! I needed something stain proof. I was nervous about it at first, but this post makes me feel SO good about my decision.

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