There are some pieces that have so much character, you can’t possible part with them. And there are some pieces that come with that kind of character and a big splash of sentimental value that means you double would do anything for them. Forget saving your husband in a fire - you’re saving that table or that book.
Beth’s Grandma gave her this amazing, vintage magazine table (amongst a million other amazing gems) but the original colours weren’t quite working in her warm and modern home, which is filled to the brim with natural light. She loves the shape and style of the table and loves how ecletic and fun it is, but the colours meant it was being allocated to a corner.
She has a feature wall near her kitchen that is a rich gold and thought she wanted a colour to match. Enter me and my inanimate bestie, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (available in town exclusively from Lauren Lane Decor). They make a colour called Arles which is exactly that, a warm and rich gold.
Although the top of Beth’s table was a laminate type material, and Annie Sloan works best on real wood, I figured it was such a small project and who would want to put all this work towards prepping these tiny surfaces? So popped into Lauren Lane Decor’s studio and picked up this sample pot of paint for $12.50 (and scooped a mini brush kit for $13.50, perfect sizes for this project).
Here’s how it all turned out - what do you think? Fun, no?