Well, lest you think my life is
one big bowl of sweet cherries....
Ummm....This was a FAIL.
This old table was a junk pick
and started out like this.
Yes- That's right.
I am working on the kitchen table.
Here is what that bottom piece looked like.
The top had lifted, too.
I nailed it down and spackled the cracks
and the damaged bottom..
Can't get your putty knife in the small container?
No problem- Use the butter knife from your
good everyday set.
I was afraid the old finish would bleed through
so I gave it a quick dose of sprayed on primer.
Just enough to seal it.
See how smooth the bottom is all sanded down?
Two coats of Annie Sloan Old White covers it.
Not being content with the all white,
I decided to add some AS Provence.
I bought from an online dealer is
Not at all like chalk paint
I have purchased in the past.
I mean-THIN-like it was watered down.
It went on like gel.
Did I like it now?
Not really~but like the pig giving up its bacon
I am committed now.
Once it was painted I dressed it up with one
of the Graphic Fairy's offerings.
Yes-It's true- I just use a plain old Sharpie.
Which means I have to go back and touch up
a bit here and there.
All done and sitting outside so I can wax it.
Nope still not liking it.
It is holding an old slate that I painted
of my three youngest kids when they were little.
The ghost is Mimi,
Mama's Boy is in the middle.
Scary TPot brings up the rear.
There she is.
I am going to pass her along to someone.
I hate when I put all that work into something
and then don't like it.
Does that ever happen to you?
I guess I will just go join my husband in his office.
I put a new sign on his door for him.
I should feel right at home in there.
ps. I MIGHT have painted some PUMPKINS
with Annie Sloan paint and
I MIGHT LOVE THEM.