Scalloped Tables

Amazing.

That’s all I can say about these three tables that my friend and client, Kendra, found on Craigslist. She texted me the link to the Craigslist post saying “Hey! Thinking about buying these. Would you paint?” And of course, I said yes!

Here they are in her living room after she bought them and brought them home. There are two side tables and the coffee table.

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When I saw them I was so excited to begin working on them!

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The tops had the most damage, but the base and legs were in pretty good shape. The brass claw feet were hidden under years of tarnish and dirt. But those scalloped tops! Amazing.

Kendra is in a new to her (old) home and is updating everything. She has a beautiful collection of blue and white ginger jars that will be displayed in this room and is planning on bringing in new pillows and an area rug to play off the blues. She had the vision of painting just the table tops and of course I agreed!

We chose Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue and finished with Annie Sloan Clear Wax. If you follow me on Instagram you got a sneak peek with this photo…

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I hydrated the base and legs with Miss Mustard Seed Hemp Oil. I love this oil. It revitalizes almost any material.  And I shined the brass feet with Brasso. Those two things made all the difference on the base and legs!

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There are two of these beautiful side tables and one coffee table. The base of this table is just so beautiful.

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And the scallop! These tables went from dark and dated to vibrant and current and I’m ecstatic that Kendra found them and brought them to me to update!

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I cannot wait to see how my friend finishes her living room. And I found this quote from Interior Designer, Maurizio Pellizoni that completely captures how I feel about Kendra adding these tables into her space…

“The best way to create an inviting home is to mix new furniture with vintage pieces, this is the most effective way to soften the look of new furniture. The perfect way to incorporate a vintage style is to look at the room’s initial colour palette and add something extra. It’s best not to use similar materials and finishes but be bold and have something totally different and unique. A vintage piece should never blend in the room but should be a stand-out feature of the room that has the wow factor.” Maurizio Pellizoni, Interior Designer.

These vintage tables are now the stand-out feature of Kendra’s living room and have that wow factor!

…Kristin

 

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