We have been doing way too much Weekend Warrior work around this house. This weekend was no exception. The contractor called and said they will be starting work on our roof, gutters and paint next weekend. That meant all the clean up had to be done this weekend. I am exhausted. Over grown shrubs have been removed and hauled off. Trellis' have been unscrewed from the house and plants cut down as far as I could handle! A bubble bath is calling my name.
I have been putting off some furniture painting waiting for the weather to get cooler. This weekend was gorgeous. Since we were outside anyway I went ahead and did two little tables in dire need of a face lift. You have all heard my spiel about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint before. No sanding or prep required. Just paint and finish with wax. Perfect for me.
I picked up this french provencal style side table at a second hand shop a few years back. It is sturdy and solid wood. I like the lines and loved the price. I have never loved the finish. Honey Maple-ish...
Three kids and a hearth room will do this to furniture even if you provide coasters!
Olive and country grey are its new colors.
Clearly, I abstained from my OCD nature and only put two stripes of the country grey around the table. I would have been oh so happy to highlight every curve and spindle but I didn't just to be different this time. It is finished of with clear wax.
We have had this pine entry table for years. It is another second hand shop purchase. There is a sweet little drawer hidden underneath. It has been well loved both here and before our house. After years of waxing and neglect I have given in to painting it.
Paris grey seemed like a nice neutral color.
Just one shade off the blue walls in the bathroom...whoops! A little to matching for my liking but so much better than the state it was in.
I sanded it down just enough to highlight the curves. As much as I wanted to add a second color...again, I did not. Fearing that every piece was going to turn into the same repetitive processed looking item.
Some sanding on the top to show the pine below. Right about this time my husband came wandering in. "Honey, next time make sure you paint some extra stuff on the legs or something. Not just one color!" Are you kidding me? Here I was thinking I was getting a little too crazy with the paint and he likes it like that. Heaven forbid he tell me so in the first place. The very best part of the process was being able to start and finish this process in two hours. They were back in their original places in no time. It is almost as fast as painting with spray paint without the fumes...