People always ask me how do I sell so many of my pieces. I am usually fine with selling them and there's only a few I want to keep (have to keep!). This little table is one that has wormed its way into my heart and I have decided to keep. One reason is the beautiful shape and another is I like the idea of sitting here and doing some reading or work.
I have to say "the idea"...as in reality I almost never sit down during the day. I usually just end up moving the table from this spot to photograph my painted furniture here. A girl can dream though and one day I'm going to sit down and read a magazine and sip a coffee here!
The table has heaps of imperfections, dings, gouges and a big old crack up the middle of it. I did fill the crack but it has split again and I have just come to accept that it's imperfectly perfect. It's very old and beautiful and if it's got a few wrinkles well that's just fine.
To paint this piece I layered several colours: taupes, white and grey and just dry brushed randomly. I probably could have kept going but I just got sick of having it unfinished and kind of liked how it was so I waxed it and decided to start using it. It's a good spot to hold my brushes.
I love these wax brushes, they are pretty well worn but still work beautifully. I keep them tied after washing them to keep the bristles neat.
I thought you might like to see a couple of pieces I'll be painting next week. I've found some wonderful pieces lately. First up is this very pretty, old French dresser. I think it would make a great TV stand. It needs some work but I'm really happy to have this piece. I saw it last week but thought it was sold but apparently it wasn't and two friends called me this week to tell me it wasn't sold so I raced to snap it up.
I also have this huge sideboard to paint. When finished ,this will be in the front window of Meshea Lifestyle for sale.
I am also picking up a nine drawer French dresser on Friday from a great guy I met last week who had a load of lovely bedroom furniture to sell. (Don't worry I'm not stepping out, I didn't meet him in his bedroom!!) I'm not sure if the feet are like the white one I painted below or the taupe one I painted second photo below. I will see when I go pick it up. Either way is good :). These drawers are always popular and lovely to paint. Fabulous storage in a pretty package.
In the meantime I have a painting class to teach, also a matching French tall boy and a pair of bedsides to finish painting white, a sideboard to paint pink as a custom order and a vanity dressing table to paint. We are also submitting our house renovations plans to the certified today so I need to catch up with our builder to make sure it's all in budget!
Best I get to it then
Have a great day