One of my favorite things about working with clients are the amazing pieces that come my way that I wouldn't get to paint on my own. Recently, I completed this gorgeous antique table for a client. She is a woman after my own heart, a Craigslist bargain hunter. She practically stole this table from its previous owner. And while the finish was beautiful and in decent shape, it did not fit in with her crisp, clean decor.
We selected Coco from Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint® decorative paint line which is a new color for me, and I must say I am now a big fan. It lightened up the table, but has this great rich, warm feeling to it. Since my client has two toddlers and this is going to serve as her kitchen table, I used Minwax Polycrylic Sealer in Clear Satin for the table top and then Annie Sloan Clear and Dark Wax for the apron and legs.
I didn't have time to haul this puppy into my house and stage it for a proper photo shoot. Fingers crossed its owner will let me shoot the completed set once I finish off the chairs. Her house is amazing, and she has such great style.
My favorite thing about this table is how the paint really made all the beautiful, detailed carving pop. They just don't make tables like this anymore. It was really hard to give this back. I really fell in love with it.
Check back soon to see the chairs and barstools that are going to coordinate with this set. What do you think of Coco? Are you as big a fan as I am?