The James coffee table

A few weeks ago when we were on our spring break trip to Cali, I was able to bring home this bad boy.
I can't believe my husband was willing to let me haul this all the way back to Oregon!
Such beautiful features, and so much potential.  I also was dying to try out Antibes Green from Annie Sloan, and this seemed like a good piece to try it out on.


I love the jewel tone color that really brings out the curves and rope detail.
I also added in some Rub N Buff on the detail here- you can see the added pop in the before and after:



Some distressing and clear and dark wax.
Here was what the table looked like before:

(yeah, remember the Soloflex?)

The only disappointment with this table was that I envisioned it with the dark walnut top.  I did my very best to preserve it and attempt to restore it, but it was beyond me.  It had a parquet top that was too damaged for me to fix.  With much reluctance, I made a compromise.
But I think it works.

I used ASCP Graphite, and watered it down (1:4 ratio), brushed it over the top, and then scrubbed it with a wet rag.  The result still allows some of the dark wood to show through, keeps the top looking dark and rich, and hides all of the surface scratches.


I really love this one, and if I thought I could make it work in our house, I'd keep it for sure!
This one will be at The Farmhouse Show- starting tomorrow night!

I spent most of the day getting all of the big pieces set up, tomorrow I'll go back to add in all of my smalls.
The show is looking GORGEOUS!  Really- some amazing stuff.
 I already bought something!  :)
I can't wait to take some photos to show you.

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15 comments

  1. Gorgeous!! Love the top, I use this technique a lot!
    Good luck at the show, hope everything sells for you! :)

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  2. oh denise, i love the green as well. one of the pieces in my house some day will be AS green. love love.

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  3. i love this one, denise! th e color is great and the gold accents awesome!

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  4. Oh wow I LoVe that green! And with the gold and the graphite colour top - beautiful!
    Victoria xx

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  5. Love the color technique on the top-worked out beautifully with the Antibes too!

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  6. Oh! That is a gorgeous colour. I've been debating painting our family coffee table in some shocking colour - I may have just chosen green!

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  7. Looks awesome! Good luck at your show! :)

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  8. This is beautiful Denise! I love the top, the green and the touches of gold!

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  9. Love the green!
    Just gorgeous!

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  10. What a makeover! That green is to die for! :-)

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  11. Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed...LOVE THIS TABLE! You did a fantastic job; I really love the antibes green with the dark top.

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  12. I love the lines on this table. And the pop of green against the dark top is gorgeous. Great job. Just found you through French Country Cottage. Adding you to my follow list. Have a great weekend!
    Angie

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  13. Love this project. The green got me, as all I saw was the little thumbnail on the French Country Cottage blog. Thanks for sharing.

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