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,
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