Provence, white, and gold side table

Happy Monday!

We had a busy and relaxing weekend.
My husband and I were able to take advantage of a small window of time on Saturday to have a date at Home Depot.  We were looking for a tree to plant out front.
It's how we roll.

Actually, it was an amazing time.  

We love hanging out together- but more importantly, I was able to talk to him and get some wisdom on how I'm feeling about life and what I want out of my job.
Sometimes it makes a world of difference to get stuff out of your head, and for someone you love to affirm you and tell you they love you despite how flawed you are.  
(that was more my feeling than his!)

Anyway, last week I picked up this cute little table.

It looked like this when I got it:

It was in great shape, and I loved the classic lines on it.

Lately, I've been trying to do bigger pieces of furniture in neutral colors, but for this little one, I couldn't resist adding a fun color.

I painted it in Annie Sloan's Provence, with just a hint of a cream color added to it. (1 Tablespoon to be exact- with 3/4 cup Provence)

I adore this color.  
When I first bought it, I think I was thinking of more Aubusson or Greek Blue...
when I opened the can it looked like Duck Egg, and I was disappointed.  

But I was so wrong!  
This is so vibrant and light, and has a great 'beach' aqua tone.

I distressed the edges, and added in some cream accents.
The cream is actually some of the leftover My Color Pantone paint from the party I did last fall.  
It's called Whitecap Gray.

I also brightened up the knobs with some Antique Gold Rub n' Buff.

For the top, I highlighted the inset just slightly with the Whitecap Gray.

The legs also got some paint highlights and some gold wax from the Rub n' Buff.

The color combo reminds me of Marie Antoinette.


I took the table into Aunt Bee's yesterday, along with this beautiful vintage hummingbird print.
The frame is gold and quite shabby, but still beautiful.

The tureen and Mary are both mine.  
I loved that the aqua in the hydrangeas was so close to the tones of the table.
I'm so looking forward to fresh ones soon!

I hope you had a good weekend.  
What did you work on?

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  1. Sweet little table Denise...luv the gold accents. No painting for me this weekend...went to a Strawberry Fest...garage and a bridal shower.


  2. Great color choice, and the gold adds such a nice touch. I'm with you on the hydrangeas!

  3. adorable! i always love gold accents against any shade of blue or gray!

  4. I wish you were my neighbor so some of your awesomeness could rub off on me. =)

  5. Beautiful, Denise! I love the colors! What a great size table, too.

  6. What a wonderful piece of furniture!!! The colors you used were perfect for it. Love it!!! :)

  7. Your table turned out great I think the color was a great choice.

  8. Wonderful job! I love the color you picked to use on it and all the wonderful detail work. so pretty.

  9. Denise, you did a fantastic make-over! Wow!

  10. This table is fantastic love the accenting with the gold and the color. Great makeover.


  11. And here I thought I was the only one who had excited HomeDepot/Lowes dates!! Love the table ~ you did a great job!

  12. We had a Home Depot date as well, so much fun to just talk, dream plan, and have a good time together. Your little table is gorgeous :)
    xo, Tanya


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