Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Au Revoir Rustic Trestle Table!

I am so glad I got this photo of my booth space last week after spending a few hours moving things around and fluffing my display.  I say this because it doesn't look quite as nice today after having sold my trestle table which I had just brought in.  As thankful as I am for quick sales, sometimes I wish my pretty displays would just stay put until I had time to gather more treasures to replace them with.  Silly, I know.  At least I have the photo as evidence that it really was this full and nicely arranged!  I also snapped a few shots of the table at home before taking it to the store and have been looking forward to sharing a bit about it with you here!  I hope it is all settled in and looking beautiful in it's new home now!

In spite of the layers of thick old sea foam green paint and a few spots of warped wood and water stains, I knew this little table was a treasure when I spotted it on Craigslist.  Still, had I thought it needed to be sanded and stripped, I might have passed it up.  Thank goodness for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!  I simply wiped it down and cleaned the spider webs out of the nooks and crannies before slapping on two coats of Old White!  Our garage is so cold right now that the paint was taking a little longer to dry than normal and I was not enjoying my painting time as much as I usually do.  My mom suggested that I buy a space heater.  A quick trip to our little local hardware store and $20 later, I was feeling so much more comfortable and the paint was drying much quicker!  My mom is so clever, isn't she? 
I slapped the Old White on thick and in an uneven, criss cross motion to produce lots of texture on the surface that would become even more pronounced with the dark wax, giving the table a very rustic, weathered look.
I love the look of sanded, distressed edges on painted furniture, but in this case I didn't want to sand back to reveal the sea foam green paint, so I relied on the dark wax settling into my brush strokes to give me a worn, aged look.
 The dark wax was also used to accentuate the neat detail on the sides of the table.
A basket of freshly laundered and pressed vintage linens looked so pretty on the rustic table.  I love the contrast of the crisp white against the creamy paint finish.
 Thank you so much for your sweet visit today! 
I am working on more pretty things to share with you!  I am enjoying all of the Valentine's Day inspiration out there in Blogland and on Pinterest, aren't you?  It puts me in the mood for flowers, hearts and lots of pink!
Have a wonderful day!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
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