Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"french blue" table makeover

my mom offered me this little old table of hers, that she's had forever. i grew up with these in the living room, so they are undoubtedly sturdy and well made. unfortunately this little table wasn't quite my taste, so i felt a little tlc was needed for it to feel at home in my home!

here's a BEFORE:

i thought it had some interesting little angles on it, so worth a coat of paint. i choose CIL's "silver streak" and then realized it was too light. luckily i have an abundance of leftover paint from other projects in my furnace room. probably 4 or 5 shades of grey, 6 or 7 shades of white and around 6 shades of blue. so i added a little grey and a little benjamine moore - blue hydrangea to the "silver streak" and achieved what i call the perfect "french blue"

here's a "sneak peek" at the white floors as well! as you can see, no base yet or register covers!

updated pics below:  baseboards on!  very exciting!

happy painting to you all!