Monday, August 26, 2013

Sweet side table

The afternoon I bought the gramophone cabinet at auction I also picked up a cute little side table stool thing. I am not sure which it is meant to be but if you had little kids I think it would be fantastic as a stool as it's nice and stable and a good height for standing on.  If you don't have small kids it's great for a glass of wine of coffee while you are sitting in a chair! (actually if you have small kids perhaps you need the glass of wine!). It sold already and was being picked up on the weekend.

I filled in a few deep dings with wood putty, gave it a coat of primer then painted it in ASCP Country Grey with Pure White on the details. I then gave it a coat of clear wax and used dark wax on the details. I lightly distressed it but feel that I would have preferred the distressing if I hadn't primed it as I don't really like the white peaking through underneath the Country grey paint but it's a small thing and a personal preference. I only primed it as I was in the middle of priming another piece and initially thought I'd paint this Pure White.

To be honest I'm not smitten with ASCP Country Grey - it's not grey but a very countrified beige.  I know it probably has its place but I doubt I would do a large piece in this colour. What do you think? Have you used it? If so can you link up the post in the comments below as I'd love to check it out. I think I would prefer it mixed with some Paris Grey to tone down the beige-ness of it.

Your opinions on this paint colour please!
Fiona xx


  1. To be honest, I don't really like it. It looks greeney/beige, a bit of a strange colour - I wouldn't call it grey at all. But that's just my opinion!

  2. Could you please let me know which wax you use? Thanks.

    1. Please read my blog post on waxes. I use a variety

  3. Beautiful little table Fiona, love your style

  4. I don't mind the colour on this table but like you said on something big I don't think so-love dee x

  5. so cute! you find the greatest pieces with awesome curves! LOVE!

  6. To be honest, I don't like the colour either... Looks yellow rather than grey.

  7. My 2c worth. But lovely little table :)

  8. Cute table, looks ok in that colour. I like the colour but I do think one would need to be selective on what it was painted on. I'm thinking kitchen cupboard doors in a French-country kitchen?! And a matching glass-doored armoire?! Btw, what's that book you have on the table? :-)

  9. What a sweet little table, I adore the curves. I don't mind the colour, but it doesn't look grey at all. I was thinking it was a buttery soft yellow with dark wax to tone it down and definitely looks better broken up with the white.


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