Oh my, I hadn't intended to be away from the blog for so long. It's cold here, so cold we had snow flurries today. Trying to sell the old car is a lot of work. I am making nothing right now. And Jack is totally turning into a wild thing. I wish I could throw my arms up and gnash my terrible teeth and roar my terrible roar. It's all just making me so crabby.
Being creative usually brings me out of the funk, so I thought I would paint that flea market table I bought last week. I had a dream a few months ago that we were living in our forever house (this house is just a rental), and when you came in the front door there was a gorgeous robin's egg blue table in front of a huge old mirror. Sitting on it was a piece of pottery filled with pink peonies.
When I saw this table at the flea last weekend I didn't think I would ever be able to afford it. It's a nice old piece of furniture, but, it was *the* table, right down to the scalloped design on the top. The forever house foyer table, except it wasn't yet blue. The price was right, so home it came. Everyone at the flea was commenting on it when I was waiting for Dave to come pick us up, "oh, now that's a nice table!"
I am sure they would die if they knew I painted it. In fact, even I wasn't sure I was going to paint it. But after a week of it sitting here, I knew it was going to be painted. There are so many darn paint color choices I go into overload. And none of them ever seem to be just right. Most of our painted stuff is old painted stuff, and new paint just doesn't have that same tone as the old paint*.
I ended up having them custom mix a color, which was perfect in the can, and on the can lid, but it is lighter than I wanted on the table.
It's ok though. I still think it's gorgeous.
That vase is only there for the photo. It has been replaced with a nifty plastic jug I found this morning. Something fragile would never survive Jack and the cats in that spot. My mirrors could use rehanging now too. It's always something! LOL
If you are an apron swap participant, feel free to add the button above to your blog. I think you will have to click it to enlarge it first, then right click it to save it. And thank you to Julie at Jane's Apron for making it for us!
The apron swap is at an uneven number, so if you are on the fence, please join in the fun!
*Yes, they have been tested for lead. I know which pieces are lead paint and which aren't. I varnished all but one of them. Jack is not allowed to touch that one.