Friday, January 13, 2012

Coastal Beachy Table

Yesterday afternoon we went around to my lovely friend's house and while the kids played in the pool and Leanne prepared dinner, I painted the base of her table. 

This table is in the back room overlooking the pool and garden.  Leanne has the most divine French formal dining table but this is the table they use for everyday meals. She wanted a more beachy theme so I painted the apron and legs a lovely deep blue. I mixed up some chalk paint and got to work.  The day was lovely and warm so I was able to sand, paint and wax the table before the kids' dinner was served! Gotta love how quickly chalk paint dries.

Before:  the legs hadn't aged to the lovely silvery grey that the top had.
They were still quite orange.

The top needed some oil or wax to protect the wood:

and now: (notice the celebratory drinks on the table for my hard work!)

The photos would look better if I'd vacuumed up the sanding mess I'd made!

I also took this photo yesterday for #janphotoaday for close up.
It is a lovely old water fountain in Leanne's garden.

Why is it easier to do painting for other people, rather than tackle my own huge project list?

Oh well, it will all have to wait for another day as the kids and I are off to our favourite beach for the afternoon!

Fiona xx


  1. oh i LOVE that! the color is so fun and i absolutely love the chair and table combo she has! it's striking!

    1. Thanks Cassie, it's so lovely isn't it. it even ties in with the blue trim on the rug. Leanne has beautiful taste!

  2. Love the color of the table legs....Looks great!

  3. Love how it turned out! I love how the top has aged over time!! It looks great with it's new blue legs!

  4. So very charming...LOVE IT!!!


  5. Just found you via Primitive & Proper - this looks fantastic. And that red dining table!!!! Needless to say, I'm your newest follower! (And a fellow Aussie as well!)

  6. We love our "new" old table.... Can't believe how effortlessly and quickly you had the job done. We are so lucky to have such a creative, generous friend. Thank you!

    Leanne x

  7. Leanne, you are very welcome! Looking forward to helping with the sideboard! Cheers Fiona


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