Thursday, April 09, 2015

The freshly painted coffee table - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! 
I finally repainted my coffee table! I've been talking about it for years but after all the furniture I painted in the past I was dreading it! 

This time it was a breeze because I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!  Now I know why everyone raves about this paint! It is AMAZING!  I didn't have to strip or sand I just painted it and then used the Annie Sloan wax on top!  Now I want to repaint almost all my furniture!

Please excuse the wrinkled slipcovers on my sofa. I just changed them and it takes a few days for the wrinkles to release! And those dark spots on the table are just shadows. I distressed the table a little but not as much as I usually do.

Now that I had a freshly painted table I had to decorate it! I used my big silver tray and added some Spring items.

Those little terracotta pots are actually napkin rings.

I bought the etched cloche at Marshalls years ago.

The flowers are from the grocery store. I love the scent of stock but it is strong at times! this is why I had to repaint the coffee table. I'm really embarrassed to share this because it is so bad!  It was the first piece of furniture I ever painted.  That was over 15 years ago!  It was in really bad shape because I didn't strip it, I just sanded it and I thought that was good enough. Well it would have been if I would have known about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint back then!  It wasn't shabby chic it was just shabby as you can see! It looks so much fresher now! I'm so happy I finally repainted it!


Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and thanks to all of you who leave such nice comments! 

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Unknown said...

Beautiful job on the table Cindy - I only use Annie Sloan's paints - makes painting ridiculously easy LOL !
Love how you decorated it too !
Have a great Spring weekend - and thanks so much for the party :)

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

thanks for the party!!


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Cindy,
Your table looks great and the silver tray with all the Spring pretties looks wonderful too! I have never seen an etched cloche, how beautiful!
Have a great weekend,

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Thanks for hosting, Cindy. Your table looks great, and that cloche is beautiful!! ~Zuni

Sarah said...

Pretty table and vignette on your tray. Thanks for hosting!


Love the white table painted! The cloche on the lovely tray is to die for!!!
Thanks for hosting.

Tins and Treasures said...

Cindy, I love how your table turned out...and I always enjoy visiting your blog.

Take care ~Natalie

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you Cindy for hosting Show and Tell Friday. I enjoyed seeing your home decorations, visual treats.

Heidi | said...

Cindy, your coffee table looks great. Thanks for the tip on the Annie Sloan paint! I will definitely be trying that. Thanks for hosting this party. Heidi

SimplyWright said...

Your table looks great!! Thank you for hosting this great link up!! Have a wonderful weekend!! xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

Nancy's Notes said...

Your table looks beautiful and oh my, I'm crazy about your lovely vignette!

Kate | The Organized Dream said...

Thanks for hosting! Your coffee table looks great! I love it!
Kate |

Maiah Harrison said...

Wow, I really love what you have done with the table. And your centerpiece is really beautiful... it must be so delightful to sit there with friends and have a cup of tea :-)

Lou Lou Girls said...

Hello gorgeous! I love your party, thanks for hosting! I would appreciate it if you would stop by our party. That would be so amazing! Lou Lou Girls

suzana66 said...

Love the refurbished coffee table, you would have never known what it looked like earlier. Suzana xxx

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Thank you for hosting Cindy. Have a great day! Jo

Unknown said...

Love your coffee table! Thank you so much for hosting and have a great weekend! :)

Home Chic Club said...

Great job on the table Cindy! Thanks for the party!
Have a beautiful weekend!

Jen Beaudet said...

Great job on that table! I like it! The flowers are also beautiful. Thanks for hosting the party Cindy!:)

The Charm of Home said...

Thanks for hosting Cindy!

Unknown said...

Your table looks great. I have been using Annie Sloan over 2 years. Indoor and outdoor furniture. Varnish outside. Your cloche is the prettiest cloche I have seen on the Internet. We have a Marshall's and getting a Homegoods. I will be watching.

Monica said...

Love the table...what color ASCP did you use?