I FINALLY found a piece of furniture to makeover recently. I spotted a table and chair set on Craig's List and believe it or not, it belonged to my neighbor just around the corner! Too funny.
I knew right away I was going to paint the base since it was pretty marked up but decided to leave the top, although it is pretty marked up as well, I think it adds to it's character. I had planned to paint the base white but it was too stark and I felt the table needed a more vintage feel so I pulled out several nearly empty cans of Annie Sloan Paint and created a mixture of antibes green, duck egg blue and aubusson blue to get an antique style green.
Do you like? Should I have gone white? I think the table may be from the 30's or 40's. It has a sticker on it and says it's from Texas but I haven't done any online digging yet. The chairs aren't original to the table.
I painted an undercoat of pure white under the green paint to add extra depth. After I distressed the table and chairs on went a coat of clear wax with some dark wax accents.
The table has it's original castor wheels.
The two chairs have their original leather seats which I decided to leave instead of covering.
Thankfully I had enough paint, barely. I was SCRAPING the sides of the bowl because for the life of me I don't know if I could have mixed the exact same shade and have it match perfectly! So she's all ready to go to Jazz as soon as I can get her hauled up there.
On a side note~In case you're wondering where I've been, my wireless is playing havoc with my laptop. Up until a month ago I had excellent internet speed. Lately I have been having problems getting on the internet and pages won't load at all. I haven't been able to nail down exactly what the issue is. I thought it was the router, but I am able to get on line very late at night and very early in the morning. Not my peak blogging hours to say the least. So I haven't been blogging but yesterday I heard Comcast will be in the neighborhood working on things and I was able to get online most of the day so now I'm wondering if they are updating their cables to allow for more bandwidth (more people to use it). So hopefully the problem is on their end so I won't have to put out any $ to fix things.
Hope you are all having a wonderful week!