Monday, January 23, 2012

Paris Grey Table and Pretty Weekend Finds

Yep, I'm still painting!  But guess what?  I ran out of paint, mid project late last night!  Eeeek!  I know you're thinking;  "she just got her chalk paint, how can she be out already?"  Let me tell you, I have been a painting fool for the past two weeks!  A hilarious comment left by Lisa of A Suburban Retreat last week pretty much sums it up.  She said "Gosh, Amanda, you're like Girl's Gone Wild with ASCP!"  Hahaha!  Conjurs up images of girls in bikinis with paint brushes and cans of chalk paint, doesn't it?  LOL!  Not this girl!  Brrrrr!  Thanks for the laugh, Lisa!

I do have more completed projects to share with you though and I am planning to do an overview post to show you just how far I was able to stretch my first order of ASCP.

  I didn't jump up and down with excitement when I first spotted this little table at the Goodwill.  I was staring at it in the furniture section when I received a cell phone call from the shop letting me know that I had just sold a table out of my booth space!  I took that as a sign and hauled it to the register.  It is sturdy, good quality and has lovely, unique lines.

Before my chalk paint arrived, I had painted one coat of my (former) favorite creamy white latex paint onto the table.  It sat in the garage like that for several days.  A mix of Paris Grey and Old White made up the second (final) coat last week.  I then distressed the whole piece, covered it with a coat of clear wax, and then dark.  I love the overall finish and will be using this combo again soon!

A piece of pretty pink wallpaper lines the skinny drawer.

I picked up some wonderful treasures over the weekend!  Several pretty bone china teacups will be added to my booth space tonight along with the Paris Grey table.

Did you know that tea naturally tastes better in a bone china teacup?  It's true!

I also picked up this pretty butter yellow old Fiestaware disc pitcher.  I love the aged, crazed patina!  Many more fun vintage finds and chalk paint makeovers to stay tuned!

Thank you so much for your sweet visit today!  I hope you have a truly wonderful week!

Best Wishes and Blessings,

Linking up to these fun blog parties!
Sew-Crafty Tuesday at Ruby Jean's
Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Home
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense
Furniture Feature Friday with Miss Mustard Seed