Thursday, April 11, 2013

Back Home, Incredibly Inspired and Ready to Paint!

Hello, hello!  Well, I am home... although still unpacking and recovering from a whirlwind of an adventure to New Orleans for a week of inspiration and fun with Annie Sloan and a great group of talented ladies!  If you follow me on Instagram, you saw glimpses here and there of my trip.  I wish I would have had a chance to take more photos to share but our days were completely filled to the brim with busyness and I think my brain was too overloaded with ideas and information to remember to snap those pics!
Of course I was so inspired on this trip that when I got home I couldn't wait to grab my paint brush and get to work!  Yes, my suitcase is still on the bedroom floor (though nearly empty now) but you can see where my priorities lie.. I have a sweet little table to share with you today!
 What started out as a fairly simple, petite 1940's end table with a bit of an Art Deco look now has real Parisian flair! 
I started with a 50/50 mix of Old White and Paris Grey in Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.  The drawer front was painted in straight up Paris grey.  The stenciled flourishes are done in Antoinette as is the carved detail on the bottom of the drawer.  The entire piece was completed with both clear and dark wax.
A peek inside the drawer shows a pop of pink to coordinate with the stenciled details.
This whimsical candelabra seemed the perfect accessory for the table, it's curves reflective of stencil design.  It is headed to the shop this week along with a delightful array of other treasures!  I will be posting a few peeks periodically on Facebook
Thank you so very much for your sweet visit today!  I hope you are having a lovely week!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Sharing this post with these fun link parties:

Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Home
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Silver Pennies Sundays at Silver Pennies



I'm so glad you had a great rip down at New Orleans, such an exciting town! I love how gorgeous the little piece looks and you did an amazing job! Beautiful photographs too.

A Vie Renouvele said...

You sure did do an amazing job! I love the stenciling. Looks fabulous! Linda

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful piece. You did a great job on it. xo Diana

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Very pretty! Love the color combo you chose and the stencil is darling!

Danielle said...

This is gorgeous. I love the stencil detailing and the pop of color in the drawer. Would love for you to share this at my link party if you get a chance:

Mom E. said...

Glad you had such a great time! Gorgeous table!

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...


This is a really sweet table and it really brought out the details of the piece. Nice touch painting inside pink...I will keep this in mind when I paint.

Over from My Romantic Home


Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

Lovely piece and the color and finish is beautiful!

Nancy Carr said...

So pretty.

Ellya Brill said...

This is so pretty!
Thanks for sharing.


srpprcrftr said...

I seem to be very attracted to the older styles, maybe cause that's what I grew up with being born in 1940 in OH. Your little table is very fetching, love how you redid her with the soft colors. I think the stencil you used on the drawer sets it off to the tea.
Found your blog thru the Furniture Friday event with MMS. I love that feature on Fridays as I find so many incredible blogs as well as projects. Don't know if I'll ever do any of them but if the impulse strikes me I want to have concrete ideas to go on. I work pretty much on spontanaiety of the moment. When I find the place to subscribe I'll be doing that. Happy weekend

Lisa said...

Love this--so soft. Very pretty!
Lisa @ {createinspire}

Botanic Bleu said...

Beautiful job on the table makeover....

Jamie -Better With Age said...

This is gorgeous! What a fantastic job ;) You should link this up to our party, Give Me The Goods Monday! {1 party, 5 blogs}
Jamie @