When it’s better to be naked.

There are times to paint and there are times not to paint.

Literally.

I mean that.

Like, there are times to paint……..

Look at those pretty legs…….

It enhances them beautifully.

But there are times, when naked is better.

Oh.My.Gosh.

Even scratched, dirty and beat up, this pretty table was a beauty.

I took a medium grit sandpaper block to the top.

I didn’t even remove all of the stain.

I did not concentrate on the edges.

I didn’t strip it.

I just lightly sanded the top. Then I applied Minwax stain….wiped off the excess and rubbed Minwax paste on it after the stain had dried.

All of the design is inlaid. Is that how you would say that? It was an antique table that I found on Craigslist and I knew immediately that there was no way I would paint over the top of this piece.

That tiny touch up to the top brought out the natural beauty of this piece.

CeCe’s paint on the legs enhanced her curves and detail.

And it was one of those times when it was best to paint and NOT to paint.

I loved it.

I wanted to keep this piece but I took her to Beaches instead.

Isn’t she gorgeous?

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I am not sure if she has sold yet or not.

BUT

I miss her.

She has a sister and I will show her to you soon.

What do you think?

Would you paint over a top like that?

Or is naked better for you as well?

Let me know!

Love,

Me

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0 thoughts on “When it’s better to be naked.

  • March 9, 2012 at 2:17 am
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    Why oh why can’t I live closer to you?!? Or even to your twin??? I’d be happy with that. I LOVE that table!

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  • March 9, 2012 at 2:31 am
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    Its perfect! I would not have painted either. Beautiful table.

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  • March 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm
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    WOW! STOP READING THIS…. GO…NOW….. FAST…BEFORE SOMEONE STEALS HER. Think outside the box.

    It would fit perfect in your design. Its not what EVERYONE has. You know that end table from IKEA. My apologies to those that have that end table from IKEA.

    NOW GO, HURRY!
    Have a great day, Becky

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  • March 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm
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    A top like that can’t be painted…I mean it could….but why?? I love what you did to it, it looks very sweet!! The touch of color on the bottom makes the top stand out even more!! You did it once again!! 🙂

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  • March 9, 2012 at 6:48 pm
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    A beautiful top like that should not be painted! you did a gorgeous job on her! I love the painted legs though!

    ♥charlotte

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  • March 9, 2012 at 7:02 pm
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    The suspence is killing me, did you get her back? I thought about it the entire time I was having my hair done!

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  • March 9, 2012 at 7:03 pm
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    I like it too – the legs look great! New reader to your blog, glad I found you!

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  • March 9, 2012 at 7:08 pm
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    You done did good! It is perfect! Love the combination of the painted and natural wood. You were so right not to paint over that beautiful table top.

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  • March 10, 2012 at 1:03 am
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    It would have been a sin to paint over that top!! I might have had to travel to give you a piece of my mind in person! OH, Yeah, can’t spare any. She looks great!

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  • March 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm
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    I love it like this. I have been thinking of painting the legs of my dining room table. My husband refinished the top and it’s gorgeous. I was wondering how it would look with the legs painted and now I have a pretty good idea, thanks.

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  • March 11, 2012 at 9:10 pm
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    I am a wood geek. Mom&Dad ‘s first kitchen table, oak &inlaid, was buried in their attic til I grad ‘d college, I swiped it, oiled, and it’s been “nekked “ever since. Some stuff is meant to be… I think she’s “gawjus simply gawjus “.

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  • March 13, 2012 at 11:28 am
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    Oh my gosh, I would never paint over that top, it would be a sin. I have a table sitting in the other room with a top like this. Now I know how to preserve her top, I was wondering what to do. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best!

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  • March 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm
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    Yes, naked is best here. And, the blue is the perfect accent. Great job.

    Im a new follower and will be back. Please, please come visit me and follow back at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com.

    THANKS.

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  • January 28, 2013 at 3:17 am
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    I LOVED this table! I would do exactly what you did!!!
    Beautiful top, it should not be hidden!
    Which Cece COlour did you use? I LOVE Greys and bought almost all of them but I am thinking yours is lighter than Smoky Mountain…
    Just found your blog today!
    Cheers,
    Claudine
    P.S. I also talk too much!

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  • September 23, 2013 at 10:10 pm
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    I just found your blog on Pinterest. That table turned out beautiful! What colorr of CeCe’s paint did you use?

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