I think there are three categories of blog readers. First there are the ones who just look at the pictures, but don’t really read anything I write (come on, I know they are out there … but they probably aren’t reading this, so I’m safe). Then there are those that read my text and look at the photos, hopefully finding both at least slightly entertaining. The last category are those that also read the comments. I know Mr. Q reads comments, as does my sister. How about you? If you don’t, you are missing out! I have quite a few regulars that leave insightful and often funny comments. By the way, if you don’t know how to read the comments, you just click on the little ‘conversation bubble’ that is to the right of the title of the post. Hopefully there is a number in the bubble, because that is the number of comments.
You also might get a little sneak peek into my future projects by reading the comments. In this case, I’m referring to a comment left a while back on one of my posts from Skip. Skip was asking whether or not I’d be interested in some free furniture, all I had to do was drive to St. Cloud to pick it up (about 1.5 hours from here). She later sent me some photos by email, and I was in!
Although originally Skip had offered me a buffet/sideboard and dining room table pair, when I got to St. Cloud she had a couple more pieces that she was parting with and one of them was this sweet little french provincial end table.
Of course I threw this in the truck! I love those graceful legs and the pretty hardware. I knew that some paint would help bring out its charm.
I knew exactly what colors I wanted on this one. I painted the body of the table in Fusion’s Inglenook and the drawer front in Fusion’s Limestone. French provincial, Inglenook and gold hardware make a great combo. I figured this out last year when I painted this lovely french provincial piece …
I love the way this little table turned out.
I distressed the edges just a little, because that’s the way I like ’em. Plus I always feel like if your piece is purposely distressed, than a couple more unintentional distress marks will just blend right in.
This table has a leather insert in the top. I just painted right over it. I’ve done this before using milk paint
Once the paint is cured (in about 21 days), I expect this to be quite durable.
I spruced up the hardware by adding a little gold rub ‘n buff. You could get this same effect using the Gold Leaf Goat Stick (I just couldn’t find mine, I think it rolled under the cupboard in my Q Branch and I still need to dig it out).
This little table is the perfect spot for your cup of tea.
Do you need a spot for your tea? Check out my ‘available for local sale’ tab to find out if this piece is still available.