Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tea Table...Accentuate the Pretty

Well, it didn't take long to fill the garage back up with project pieces after clearing it out a couple of weeks ago!  A couple of days out estate saling and a trip to the antique expo and I now have a line up of fun pieces ready to be beautified!  This lovely old tea table was one treasure that came home with me last weekend.  You know I can never pass up a piece with so many pretty details!
As you can see, most of those details were lost with the original dark wood stain.  It was just crying out for Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan!  I could hardly wait to get started.  I didn't even think twice about the colors to use on this one.  It was so obvious...Paris Grey and Old White, of course!
When my husband first saw this table, he said "Why don't we keep this one and sell the one we've had for 12 years?"  I considered it for a second but thought, "'s not quite the right style for our family room...too small and too formal."  And then I set it up for photos and realized that it looked pretty darn good!  It's actually the perfect size.  However, it doesn't really fit our lifetstyle right, it is headed to the shop afterall.  Of course if it doesn't sell too quickly...I just might reconsider!
 The details really popped after a coat of Old White, some light distressing and both clear and dark waxes.  This is probably my all time favorite color case you hadn't noticed!
I love that this table is old yet very sturdy, classic and timeless.  With it's new look it would fit right in to any Cottage Style, French Country, Paris Apartment or Shabby Chic sitting room or parlor.
 The top had an oval leather insert.  I considered doing some kind of decorative painting there as well, but decided to put the focus on the pretty carvings instead and keep the top simple.  The silver tea set was a weekend find that is also on it's way to the shop.
 I've shared a couple of other small makeovers on Facebook today!  I hope you'll join me there if you haven't done so already.
Thank you so much for your sweet visit!  I hope you are having a lovely week!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

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