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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11 comments:

  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!
    Angex

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

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    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.
      abraços
      Fiona

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

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    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.

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

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    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

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  5. Such a cute little table!

    Greetings from Australia♥

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  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

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  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!!

    Kathryn

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