Wednesday, August 15, 2012

second phase sofa table....

I am having fun working on this sofa table. It came to me quite sad but i really like the french lines and the pretty detail and i plan to pick up on them when i paint and distress it.  i have applied a partial coat of ASCP "old white" and ran out of time...for now.  while i was at it I had an old floor lamp my son had at college he got at a yard sale that was very trashy looking but decided to paint it and use it in my basement. While i had the "old white" out i gave it a coat but as i looked at it i think it needs a darker color.  maybe "graphite" which is an ASCP blackish grey.  really nice color.  

The thing about painting furniture or anything else is that i think each piece really tells you what to do with it.  i know that sounds funny but each piece has it's own little personality and it needs it's own little style.  so if you try to design it in a way that doesn't fit with the piece, sometimes you end up having to tweak it.  What i have learned with the Annie Sloan paint though is that most everything so far can be fixed.  

My personality is to jump right in and then figure it out! so most things i learn are by trial and error.  I have become good buddies with Nancy at Sea Rose cottage and Danielle at Finding Silver Pennies!  

Look at those sexy french legs!!

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