How do you take an old, dark, and boring wicker table from blah to ‘beachy’ in one simple step?
A little bit of white paint! (But then, doesn’t a little white paint make everything better?)
This table was in wonderful shape, but it was coated in brown paint and stored in an attic for many years. After giving it a good cleaning, I used some Annie Sloan chalk paint in country white to add a little depth and a whole lot ‘beachyness’!
I brushed the paint over the entire piece, using just the tip of the bristles, keeping a consistent pressure throughout the painting. By using a dry brush and keeping a small amount of paint on the brush, the results were great!
This piece is a wonderful example of how a little paint can give new life to a piece! Now, for a name.
I love that Danielle over at the blog Finding Silver Pennies names each piece of furniture she refinishes and I decided to start coming up with names for my refinished pieces. So, where to start? I haven’t named a creation since I named my very finest – my two kids!
I decided to go with something along the tradition of author Wally Lamb. The first time I met Mr. Lamb, I was intrigued to find out that he names every one of his novels after song titles. Not that I necessarily wanted to name all my furniture pieces after song titles, but I love the idea of tying all the names together with an underlying theme.
So, in the tradition of Wally Lamb, I came up with a theme. From now on, I will name every furniture piece after a New England beach town… what is the name of the wicker table? Madison.
I hope you are having a wonderful summer! Thank you so much for stopping by, Jackie