Friday, December 18, 2015

Taupe coffee table

Two days into school holidays and I feel like a new woman already. I'm sitting here still in my swimmers from an afternoon at the beach, the salt all dried on my skin and hair and feeling very happy and relaxed. I've been hanging out with the kids and their friends, doing a small bit of painting in between and it is just lovely. This morning I finished painting a lovely taupe coffee table. It's a very beautiful shape and so well made. I love old quality pieces like this.

The taupe is a mix of Annie Sloan paints using French Linen, Paris Grey, White, Coco and Old Ochre. It's so soft and pretty. I think it suits any palette.

I have lightly distressed this piece but nothing too obvious and over the top. Just to mimic some years of gentle wear and tear. The tree timber dovetailed drawers are on one side only and very handy for the tv remote etc. The other side is just plain with a nice apron.

122w x 51d x 45h cm 
pickup Lilyfield

The afternoon light in this lounge room is so lovely and I appreciate how this mirror brings the greenery into the house.

I am hoping to get this chair below finished over the weekend but it doesn't look likely. I went a bit bold for the fabric but so glad I did as the fabric really looks good.

Fiona xx


  1. the table is so pretty- love the legs! and i am totally digging that bold fabric on the chair!

  2. You do lovely work! These pieces are all painted and redone to perfection!

  3. Your rug is divine!! Did you get that in Sydney?

  4. If you have to replace the handles etc on a piece, where do you source them from? I love the colour of this table.


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