tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6752876417588262691.post6953044159729026971..comments2012-11-30T10:33:30.334-07:00Comments on A Swell Place to Dwell: Hexagon End TablesKelly @ A Swell Place to Dwellhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15600556113108840333noreply@blogger.comBlogger12125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6752876417588262691.post-37992080998131684592012-11-30T10:33:30.334-07:002012-11-30T10:33:30.334-07:00I didn’t know that sanding and priming can be avoi...I didn’t know that sanding and priming can be avoided with just by using chalk paint. Thank you for the info. Anyways, I actually liked the wood look of the tables, but they’re definitely better after you painted them. Good job! <br /><br />Christine <br /><a href="http://cofsouth.com/" rel="nofollow">COFsouth.com</a> - dealer of new and used office furniture in Miami<br />Furniture Specialisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07076667795640180949noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6752876417588262691.post-66802030334352008182012-11-19T13:40:16.600-07:002012-11-19T13:40:16.600-07:00Thanks for your kind words Chris. Off to check out...Thanks for your kind words Chris. Off to check out your blog....Kellyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15600556113108840333noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6752876417588262691.post-70129573848067788612012-11-18T23:01:23.953-07:002012-11-18T23:01:23.953-07:00Hi Kelly, I think they look great. I&#39;m just s...Hi Kelly, I think they look great. I&#39;m just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris<br />http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/Chrishttp://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6752876417588262691.post-92027216881604945112012-11-12T20:40:15.783-07:002012-11-12T20:40:15.783-07:00Love these tables Kelly! They look amazing - your ...Love these tables Kelly! They look amazing - your hard work sure paid off! And I love the original pull, so glad you kept them!samaahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08492305705967376990noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6752876417588262691.post-67616198914649656892012-11-12T10:31:09.149-07:002012-11-12T10:31:09.149-07:00Thanks so much for stopping by!Thanks so much for stopping by!Kellyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15600556113108840333noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6752876417588262691.post-9355692845621394922012-11-12T07:57:02.300-07:002012-11-12T07:57:02.300-07:00The tables look great! Despite all the work, haha....The tables look great! Despite all the work, haha. I&#39;m loving your blog too. Your description of yourself sounds a lot like me- jumping around from project to project and taking on way too much. But it keeps things exciting! I&#39;ll definitely be checking in on you from now on to see what you&#39;re jumping around to too. :)DesigningDawnhttp://designingdawn.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6752876417588262691.post-72385645176188600882012-11-10T23:07:35.441-07:002012-11-10T23:07:35.441-07:00Thanks for the tips. I did use a palm sander on th...Thanks for the tips. I did use a palm sander on these in some parts, but hand to use my sanding blocks for all of the grooves, which is where it seemed to still be a bit gritty. I might give it another try one day....with less baking soda!Kellyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15600556113108840333noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6752876417588262691.post-89746299780781058442012-11-10T09:30:28.485-07:002012-11-10T09:30:28.485-07:00I use homemade chalk paint all the time, but my re...I use homemade chalk paint all the time, but my recipe is the Plaster of Paris one. The paint seems to harden alot more than latex, hence the extra sanding. My recommendation? Buy a palm sander. The chalk paint is extremely easy to use, and durable...and if you get the electric sander, than that&#39;s easy too. You may actually enjoy this process more..I think my electric sander has become my favourite power tool...lol. <br />Great job on the tables..just did one like it...and am pretty happy with the results. :)Chéhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02256686700549459638noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6752876417588262691.post-12915264326385814222012-11-07T08:53:42.731-07:002012-11-07T08:53:42.731-07:001000% improvement!!1000% improvement!!Donnahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05301559506803144158noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6752876417588262691.post-64624702955491500672012-11-06T17:57:55.027-07:002012-11-06T17:57:55.027-07:00that color could not be more perfect on those tabl...that color could not be more perfect on those tables!Cassie @ Primitive &amp; Properhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07848936864799611251noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6752876417588262691.post-13922988108363654972012-11-06T12:29:15.371-07:002012-11-06T12:29:15.371-07:00Thanks Erica. I have to be honest, they just abou...Thanks Erica. I have to be honest, they just about went in the garbage multiple times. I started to wonder if the $20 I paid for them was worth it. I like the silver leaf too - it just adds a little something different. Quite the learning curve to work with that stuff though...it is NOT forgiving. Thankfully sanding sponges can fix almost anything in the world.Kellyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15600556113108840333noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6752876417588262691.post-14709763916326990382012-11-06T11:06:59.907-07:002012-11-06T11:06:59.907-07:00Hi Kelly! I think these turned out really well. Y...Hi Kelly!<br /><br />I think these turned out really well. You have a lot more patience than me. <br /><br />I&#39;m not sure I would have stuck with it after the initial result with the first coat of paint - especially with the sanding after. Not a fan of sanding.<br /><br />But you did - and look how impressive it turned out in the end! I particularly like the fact that you used the liquid silver leaf - it really does help to define and make those edges pop.<br /><br />-Erica FAnonymousnoreply@blogger.com