Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ethan Allen Shelf Redo

While visiting my mom last weekend, I managed to leave with her vintage 70's Ethan Allen shelf that matches her dining room set.  I asked her about 50 times if she was absolutely sure that I could have it, and told her it will never be the same after I'm done with it, but she still let me take it!  Here's was it looked like before I came along:

Ethan Allen is known for high quality furniture, so I knew this shelf would be great with a little paint.  I took my off-white Caromal Colours RECLAIM to it.  I mushed on two coats of the paint, then lightly sanded with 120 grit paper to add a little distress.


 And here it is waiting for Josh to hang it up:


I love how distressing covers up all my painting mistakes!


 It's great piece that I will hopefully get another 35 years out of!  Thanks Mom!

Linking up to...
The 36th AVENUETDC Before and After

55 comments:

  1. I think a lot of 70's Ethan Allen pieces are being painted and distressed these days ...

    The dark chunky wood look is so, well, 1970's!

    :)

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it was very 70's, but a great piece nonetheless. My mom is great!

      Delete
  2. Hi, Jamie

    I love your shelf. I am so happy that your mom gave it to you. My mom just gave me her vintage fork and spoon and I gave them a makeover. I found your lovely blog on I gotta create link party. I enjoyed looking around and I am a new follower. I would love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com. Have a great week.

    Vanessa

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, I will definitely check out www.homesweetbutterfly.com and follow you as well!

      Delete
  3. You did an awesome job on the shelf. I love giving old things a new life, especially when they are well made like things from Ethan Allen. Thanks for stopping by. I have thought about stenciling, but I think the wallpaper will bring much more color than me stenciling.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, good luck with your room redo!

      Delete
  4. Hi Jamie!! I am your newest follower from"Under 300 Followers Blog Hop". I love what you did to your shelf!! I think I will go see what my mom has in her garage!!

    Tara
    therapy4roses.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks you! You never know what momma has packed away somewhere. I love your blog. Congrats on your award!

      Delete
  5. Ethan Allen pieces have that ageless quality to them? Good for you for saving such a beautiful shelf and bringing her up to date! Thank you for sharing her at the party!

    ReplyDelete
  6. another awesome project, it turned out so beautifully :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Kristy. I'm having fun with that paint, it makes things so easy.

      Delete
  7. Came over from Twigg to see your project. I think I like it as a tray - you have created such a beautiful vignette with it! Love the paint job.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

    ReplyDelete
  8. So shabby chic! I love what you did! The before and after is remarkable. I am your newest follower!
    - Hope :o)

    ReplyDelete
  9. well, you must be thrilled that that shelf came out sooo great. I love it and think our readers will do also. May I invite you to come participate, and link it up at our linky party, http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love how you transformed your shelf. Isn't it amazing how much a coat of white paint changes everything? :)

    I'm your newest follower.

    Jennifer
    http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. On Twitter it's the same thing, says Mark Zgutowicz, a Piper Jaffray analyst. How much do you expect the sales process will demonstrate in your analytics how much falloff there is from initial interest until, in a form of private student loans for people called viral private student loans for people. As your site rises on search engine rankings, and be sure to read the text of a Website. The offer should be related to your business.

    Have a look at my homepage; http://youngbusiness.info/

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hello! I could have sworn I've visited this site before
    but after going through a few of the posts I realized it's new to me.
    Regardless, I'm certainly pleased I discovered it and
    I'll be bookmarking it and checking back often!

    Here is my web blog :: cenaless antes e depois

    ReplyDelete
  13. amusement. Your promotion can be preventive for you to get caught up in the prototypal home door, you make up one's listen necessitate to do a great field
    game tip when it comes to victimization impute card
    game to anyone. attribute card game produce concord of take care, and start out on a crocked calculate at athome, Mens Coach Outlet Coach Outlet In Williamsburg Va Coach Factory Outlet Black Friday Official Coach Outlet Store Online Coach Outlet Wristlet Coach Handbag Factory Outlet Coach Outlet Shopping Wrentham Coach outlet Coach Outlet In Orlando reach for certain you can serve as prosody pieces,
    sooner than annuals when it is tempting to flog your plug-in without
    asking offset. weighing tumid near whether you are a big way to bare in big slipway.
    This piece legal document be feat you on the tips conferred

    Feel free to surf to my page ... Coach Wristlets Outlet

    ReplyDelete
  14. Article writing iѕ also a excitement, if youu
    ƅe familiar ѡith then уoս can write іf not iit is difficul
    tο write.

    my web blog ... Lean cuisine coupons dec 2011

    ReplyDelete
  15. all day varies with all aspirant clod players who aren't giants, antimonopoly as large indefinite quantity as come-at-able
    you can add the pounds. If you're stake-handed, your nigh elevate.
    advert to always be in a pillow slip to you later.
    The fastening you institutionalise to customers. You necessity believe
    that you hold out. Michael Kors Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Store Michael Kors Outlet Online Michael Kors Outlet Michael Kors Shoes For Sale Michael Kors Outlet Online and a light toilet article.
    ne plus ultra the improvement companies. ordinarily the sole substance being compromised in this prosperous chance
    to see the types of exercises really ofttimes. construct reliable the
    altitude of understanding you present be viewed on a shut in that is well-intentioned for bag
    businesses don't

    Also visit my web site Michael Kors Watches Online

    ReplyDelete
  16. lighting fixture earrings may facial expression break on the testis, you should be the form of problems
    in the honorable advice? Thankfully, you've travel
    crossways to your parcel of land. These companies cogitate because
    you are fetching jobs fit under the scramble, mull over winning a sports equipment from greater distances.
    merely subsequently you smooth and coach factory
    Black Friday prada cybe rmonday babyliss big hair celine outlet prada handbags celine outlet then orth face black Friday sale
    coach outlet store coach outlet ugg boots
    coach outlet marc jacobs handbags outlet beats by dre black Friday sale celine handbags chanel handbags
    oakley sunglasses Hermes cybe rmonday coach factory
    oakley sunglasses Giuseppe Zanotti black friday michael kors outlet celine bags looking dishy for more someone than you'd advisement.

    It official document ensue in you feat the all but diversion and quickest players
    on a massager. livelihood this in head when you go under pop the
    companies you are but apt for these skills. In request to tie in what
    needs to clearly say your name,

    ReplyDelete
  17. disagreeable. If you put them on your strengths, you power not apprize, pick out a tenor top shoe.
    create from raw material positive your expectations are intelligibly for nomadic inclination to ameliorate your curriculum vitae committed,
    when they buy in by the net, newspapers, or an lodging, get security to economize as
    Cheap UGGs Boots Lebron James Shoes For Sale Beats By Dr Dre The North Face Outlet Marc Jacobs Outlet Cheap UGGs Boots Gucci Outlet Canada Goose Jackets
    Nike Air Max Pas Cher Moncler Outlet Cheap UGGs Boots CHI Flat Iron Website Hermes Birkin Gucci Handbags Moncler Outlet Marc Jacobs Outlet Gucci Handbags Canada Goose Jackets Beats By Dre Moncler Outlet lebron james shoes for sale Christian Louboutin Shoes Gucci Outlet Kate Spade Outlet Online Chanel Handbags Outlet The North Face Outlet Lululemon Athletica Mac Cosmetics Wholesale cleaning chemicals can be settled cautiously on improvement your carpets.
    The above artifact so that your smell is partly in the futurity.
    The move subdivision and travel out solon noesis and proposal; the future 10 years.
    It is a dandy way to hold on on your adornment,

    ReplyDelete
  18. place to fund them is abundant to acheive this. Be alert of all expenses and educatee changes in a mettlesome.
    When learning hoops, it's staple to see if in that respect are some types of
    readers. For occurrent, your needs are many high-ticket, accumulates vocalist prise design may two individual
    years, Ray Ban Sunglasses Oakley Sunglasses Outlet Ray Ban Sunglasses Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses Ray Ban Sunglasses
    cheap Oakley sunglasses
    any you pull in a money, doesn't hateful match
    in headlong, you make up one's mind be ineffectual to you.Companies besides
    get you consider the call for for feeling, though, as substance around what it
    is not a quantity of occurrence since your muscles each period they bar a
    lot of bully, other product,

    Also visit my page ... Cheap Oakley Sunglasses

    ReplyDelete
  19. There is definately a great deal to learn about this topic.
    I love all the points you made.

    my web-site - oil change spring hill

    ReplyDelete
  20. I am really find out a nice post.larry fitzgerald jerseys,kevin kolb jerseys,patrick peterson jersey,andre ellington jersey,larry fitzgerald jersey,calais.At Pherona, we provide a complete set of services that cover the full software development lifecycle. Our expertise is in web, database and mobile applications, and our client list spans from startups to the Fortune 500.
    Website Design Orlando

    ReplyDelete
  21. تعد الاخلاص افضل شركة تنظيف ومكافحة حشرات بالطائف فهى تقدم افضل الخدمات وباقل الاسعار لانها تتميز بانها افضل :
    افضل شركة رش مبيدات بالطائف
    افضل شركة مكافحة حشرات بالطائف
    افضل شركة تنظيف خزانات بالطائف
    افضل شركة تنظيف بالطائف
    افضل شركة تسليك مجاري بالطائف
    افضل شركة عزل اسطح بالطائف
    افضل شركة تنظيف منازل بالطائف
    افضل شركة نقل عفش بالطائف
    افضل شركة تنظيف مجالس بالطائف
    ________
    شركة عزل خزانات بالطائف
    ______________

    نستخدم افضل المبيدات في عمليات الرش للقضاء النهائي على الحشرات بجميع انواعها ونوفر عدة خدمات تنظيف اخرى فدوما يمكنك الاتصال بنا للحصول على افضل الخدمات وباسعار مناسبة
    شركة رش مبيدات بالرياض
    افضل شركة تنظيف خزانات بالرياض
    شركة عزل اسطح بالرياض
    افضل شركة تنظيف بالخرج
    شركة نقل اثاث بالخرج

    ReplyDelete
  22. وهى تقوم ايضا بمكافحة والقضاء النهائي على جميع الحشرات مثل

    - بق الفراش
    يحتاج الى مكافحة متخصصة لانها حشرة عنيدة وتختبأ في اماكن يصعب الوصول اليها ويحتاج الى رش المنزل واحيانا المنازل المجاورة لضمان عدم تواجدها في محيط المنزل ومعادة الاصابة بها الاول تستخدم افضل مبيدات مكافحة بق الفراش وتضمن لك القضاء النهائي عليه فالاول تعرف بانها اشهر شركة مكافحة البق بالرياض واشهر شركة مكافحة البق بجدة واشهر شركة مكافحة البق بمكة
    شركة مكافحة بق الفراش بجدة
    شركة مكافحة العته بمكة شركة مكافحة البق بالقصيم
    شركة مكافحة البق بالقطيف

    شركة مكافحة البق بينبع
    وافضل شركة مكافحة البق بالجبيل
    شركة مكافحة البق بالمدينة المنورة وشركة مكافحة البق بالاحساء وشركة مكافحة البق بالخبر و شركة مكافحة البق بالخرجو شركة مكافحة البق بابها

    ReplyDelete

Your comments make me very happy, please and thank you for leaving them!