I recently acquired this table and sent my sister a picture. I asked her what color I should paint it and she sent me this picture back as inspiration. Sister has crazy good taste. I will have her post some pictures … Continue reading
My sweet sister always brings me something special when she comes to visit me in St. Louis. The last time she made the trip, she unloaded this beautiful head-board. I just love it. and was inspired to paint it red … Continue reading
I was asked to try out a new paint for a local shop here in St. Charles MO. To read more about how these two pieces were transformed, follow this link to my guest blog! http://redposie.com/blog/guest/maison-blanche-french-blue/
I am a wee bit obsessed with a white and gold color scheme lately! I just can’t get my hands on enough gold accessories. I recently found a great gold mirror on Craigslist that I thought would be perfect above Grace’s … Continue reading
When I was 18 years old my Mom took me out and bought me a “hope chest.” At the time I picked it out I just loved it and thought, “Well, this will never go out of style.” Fast forward … Continue reading
I am loving this beautiful fall weather we are having in St. Louis this year but not enjoying it on my patio too much these days. My table is a wreck and it makes me cringe every time I walk out onto our deck. For some reason the legs held up nicely but the top is all worn and rough. I couldn’t stand it any longer. Today I had to take action. I ran down to my basement and dug through my paint. I decided on Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg Blue. Then I gathered my supplies and really didn’t put a whole lot of thought into it. This is a picture of my ugly table before
This chair shows exactly how nasty the table looked.
I DID wash the table first. It was filthy. Those who know me know that I HATE prep work……yes, even cleaning a piece off.
I allowed about 2 hours dry time. It didn’t take very long because it is sunny and quite warm in St. Louis today.
Next I grabbed a few lanterns and this cute basket of balls my sister gifted me with the last time she was in town (Thanks Kim)!
I did NOT apply wax to this piece. You are not supposed to apply any wax on outdoor furniture. The heat will make a mess of it.
I am happy with the way it turned out. Now off to make some iced tea and enjoy my new table!