Hello there 😀
At the moment i have a HUGE smile on my face because we are FINALLY heading out of the dreaded winter grey freezing weather and enjoying SUNSHINE!!!!
Apart from the sunshine making me very happy, I also have some wonderful furniture finds from my recent weekend away.
As mentioned in my earlier post, we decided to go away for a few days and have a bit of a break mashed in with some furniture sleuthing. Apart from getting the flu whilst away and finding out most of the antique stores were closed mid week, we did have a good time and I managed to get my hands on some treasures.
I am going to share with you in this post my favourite find from our time away. My wonderful hubby and I decided to take a cruise to the Daylesford Mill Markets and check it out. We were both dying to see it as we LURVE second hand furniture and collectables. The place was HUGE and took us most of the day to get through as we were determined to thoroughly scour every stall from top to bottom so that we wouldn’t miss any treasures 😛 ..
And our hunting paid off when I came across a beautiful and unique antique scallop edged tea table, I instantly fell in love with it and made my husband take it out the front and pay for it before someone else snapped it up. Funny thing was when we were paying for it the gentleman in the line behind me offered to buy it off me, so it must have been a good find!!
Here is a pic of the tea table before its makeover began
I just love this piece, the scalloped edge and the lovely turned legs are just so sweet, plus despite being old it is in great condition, just waiting for some love.
As soon as I got this piece home I knew that I was going to paint it in Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue Paint, Duck Egg Blue has to be near on my favourite colour and I knew it would go perfectly on this little table. So I got painting and in no time I was done. I painted 2 thick coats on the table and then gave it a very thinned out final coat. It was so easy to paint as the veneer was in great condition.
The table already looked lovely and refreshed in its new colour but I just couldn’t resist jazzing it up a bit more. So I went to the trusty Graphics Fairy (http://thegraphicsfairy.com), I knew exactly what graphic I was after as I had been absolutely DYING to use it and I knew it would look PERFECT on this piece.
The graphic I chose is a vintage French ‘Cafe & Chocolat’ advertisement graphic, it is so chic and would go perfect on a tea table. Now comes the hard but fun part. I printed off the image and traced it onto the top of the tea table. Then using a very fine brush and Annie Sloan Graphite Paint I hand painted over the graphic. This took a steady hand and patience but it was well worth it. Once the graphic had dried I lightly sanded the whole table and added some distressing to really give the table a shabby chic feel and then finally I waxed it and VOILA here it is!!!
The graphic turned out fabulous
- Shabby Yet Chic – How To Mix Old With New (epicahome.com)