Thursday, February 2, 2012

Edwardian Tray table - I think it's a keeper...

Every so often I come across a piece of furniture that I REALLY fall in love with.  I didn't realise this piece was one of them until I styled it for photos.  It's sitting in my hallway and the more I see it the more I really love it.  I think it might have to be a keeper - but where can I put it....

It was very dirty when I bought it and I was initially planning on painting it a soft french linen colour but once I cleaned it up I noticed how lovely the wood was. There was a very pale green tinge (like old copper) in the grooves and the bottom tray.  So instead I just gave it the lightest whitewash and a wax top coat. I am loving how it looks much lighter.

The planter bowl is beautiful, isn't it.  I bought it from Paint Me White when I was in Brisbane. It's lovely to own something from Sandy's booth.  The lantern is from Haven & Space in Berry.

I didn't think that it would be something UNPAINTED that I'm falling in love with.  But it's always good to mix it up, isn't it?

Do you have a piece of furniture you would never consider painting?  I'd love to hear about it.

cheers Fiona Sharing at: shabby creek cottage
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  1. It is lovely Fiona. I can see why you would want to leave it as is. I was going to ask where you got that pot. Ineed to check out Sandy's shop more often I think!

  2. Olá Fiona!!
    super legal esta mesa. adoro estas peças
    Espero tua visita em meu blog. abraços

    1. muito obrigado, Tania! Eu amo essas peças de mobiliário muito.
      Estou muito feliz que você visitou meu blog. Com certeza vou visitar seu blog também.
      Espero que meus Puertugues é ok.

  3. ooh i love it! it looks like it was painted green at some point and stripped and i just love that look!

    1. thanks Cassie, i think that must be it. it's really nice in real life, even nicer than these photos portray. will be finishing a few other pieces today also.

  4. This little table is perfect as is. Love the little bit of green showing through.
    Glad to be your newest follower, Mary Alice

    1. Hi Mary Alice -I love your blog name. I'll have to pop over and check it out. thanks so much for your comment and for becoming a follower of my blog. Hopefully I can keep you entertained!
      cheers Fiona

  5. Such a cute little table!

    Greetings from Australia♥

  6. Fiona I have a little trolley that is unpainted and I too love it. Would never consider painting it. I found it all natural and just waxed it and left it as is. Some things need to be left unpainted that's for sure. Sandy x

  7. It's so lovely! I think you made the right choice... the patina showing through gives it so much character. I've been roaming around your blog tonight and loving your projects!!



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