Freshening the Mighty Oak {Oak table facelift}

The “Mighty Oak” finish has seemed to take a back seat in the land of home decor…

I can remember…waaay back when….

…..when Oak was King.

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Oak furniture, oak kitchen cabinetry….

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So what do I do to some oak pieces that I still love?

You Sloan it!!…You get out that can of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint….

…..and you inject it with the botox of furniture.

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Not quite the entire “facelift”…no surgery required!

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So here we go…I applied ASCP Country Grey….

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Hubby set up the trusty ole Work Mate Bench as it was hot as heck in the garage!

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After applying the paint to the bottom portion of the table…

…..I decided to leave the top as it was.

The table wanting to keep part of its originality…like no “brow lift” required…..

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Cute huh?…now it’s just waiting for a “pedicure”….

…..for a bit of sanding and buffing and a leg massage of ASCP clear wax…

And when you get a day at the spa…you need a new outfit, or a piece of jewelry….

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So I took out this hurricane that I got years ago from a Southern Living Home Party…

…..and gave it a facelift too…

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Oh…so much better..don’t you think?….

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So here “The Mighty Oak” back home, after a great day at the spa….

…..looking and feeling so refreshed and younger.

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I filled the hurricane with mini bird nests…

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Oops..forgot to run the lamp cord under the table….

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I love the new look and so does hubby….

…..and that is great, as you know how men are…the ones who admire Paul Bunyan…

……….and the look of anything “wood”…

So, hope you liked my little project…

CHECK !!…One down…. and lots of furniture sitting in the waiting room…

…..anxiously waiting for their turn at the spa!

I am joining:

Metamorphosis Monday

A Wasp Catcher

While having a great lunch and strolling through the beautiful Fearrington Village…

….. of course I had to stop in and stroll through one of the shops.

My eye immediately caught these beauties:

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The sales associate said that they were wasp catchers….

…..you place something sweet in the bottle and hang it from the handle…

………the wasps fly in and can’t get out.

However, I thought it was way too cute to hang out on the porch…..

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Thought it looked cuter on the table in the sunroom….where I could enjoy it more often.

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A visit was paid by the dragonfly (silk of course)….but no wasps!

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I had my granddaughter over this afternoon while her mom was at school….

……She never misses a thing…

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“Grandma….What’s this????”…

…..”Well, it is a wasp catcher”….

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“But there are no wasps in the house….

……why is it on the table”?

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“Because it is cute!!!”…

…..”Oh, but will the wasps come in the house?”…..”no, only pretty little silk dragonflies”…..

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So for now…the wasps will continue to buzz away on the porches….

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Because, this wasp catcher has found a great home inside the house…..

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Rather than outside…..

Catching wasps!!!….

So, would you hang the “catcher” outside?… Or leave it indoors, so you can enjoy it so much more!

I am joining the following fantastic parties: