The journey in creating and finding the beauty in Life

The journey in creating and finding the beauty in Life

Pretty for a Princess

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

First Happy Happy Birthday my sweet girl.  I can not believe you came into my life 5 years ago today!  Smmooooches my love.  Ready for your Pink Fairy Princess party :)
This little table has been in my life since we moved into my parents house on Barclay St.  Mom says it was there when we moved in.  Puts her at least 44 yrs old.  Simple, made for a time when beds were low to the ground.  Dove tail meters and a gorgeous wood grain.  My Dad stripped her 5yrs ago thinking we were going with medium to dark wood for her room as it had about 500 coats of white latex paint on it--nooo I fell in love with a French White set.  Who was going to tell Dad? Nope, antique dresser scarf has been hiding her.  Time for her to revel in her simplicity and beauty.
This little table has traveled with me since graduation and up and down the Eastern seaboard.   
She now resides in sweet girls room transformed with an undercoat of leftover Sherwin Williams Fleur De Sel, then Annie Sloan Paris Gray, distressed a tiny bit, buffed with clear wax and a very little of Dark Wax. 
 Pretty but it needed more.

Transformed for our Pink girl with a stencil from the Martha Stewart line.  I tinted Martha Stewart white texture medium with Annie Sloan Antoinette, let it dry a few days since its was humid here.  Then highlighted with a bit of Old Ochre, a few craft paints similar to grey, and cream, then using a artist brush tipped some Dark Wax for a slight aging.
I am so excited on how this came out! First try and that medium is fun.
Till next time, Kris
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6 Sweet Thoughts:

  1. so sweet! i love the color and finish, and love the legs on that table!

  2. Very pretty! And your daughter is adorable!

  3. Happy birthday to your little girl! Your table looks great!

  4. Beautiful job - looks like it was always meant to have that stencil on it!
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time ;)

  5. Gorgeous. Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

  6. Love what you've done to the table!! She looks so sweet with her new shabby stencil! Hope you post pictures of your baby girl's pink princess party soon :) I'm sure it was such a happy day!


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