Sunday, January 27, 2013

Time is a living room table

Still got my winter decoration on...

My latest posts are starting with "time is..."
I thought I'm gonna keep this going for a while because I recognized that time is relative. Not only time itself but also what it means and how it is filled.
That is what I want to put across; how time can be filled or what it can be.

So these days, for me, time is a living room table!
If you are a creative person you know how hard it is to ignore the "call of duty". I've been spending so much time on my business at the end of 2012 that I completely missed out on improving our home. I have to admit I actually didn't really care about it for a while because I was so exhausted and burned out.
But on Saturday I've heard the call of creative duty. I just did not know where it came from. Ok, I located it in our apartment but where the heck...!?
It was the living room I've been shifting furniture around in for months now and I never felt happy with it.
I was looking at the couch table and thought: THERE you go!

I mean, come on, look at it! ;)

I decided to paint it all in ASCP old white except the tabletop.
All I needed where the following things:
Paint (ASCP), plastic, tape and a brush.
This is the basic material. If you use other paint you might need sanding paper and/or a primer but that is why I love Annie Sloan's paint.

Of course I needed my cup of coffee to support me.

First I taped the tabletop.

I decided to paint the bottom of it too because it helps to lighten up a little and it also seemed easier than tape and paint around all of these shelfs.

This table needed two layers of paint.
Normally I like to distress my furniture with sanding paper but I thought that this table will distress naturally on it's own.
Normally I wax my furniture but I wanted exactly this dry chalk look the paint was giving it and since I did not paint the table top I just left it unwaxed.
BUT I decided to add a little extra.
I printed two graphics. I wrote "Family" and used parts of a graphic of Karen (The Graphics Fairy) to complete the look of the word and I used a bird engraving, also from Karen's Blog.

I traced both and hand-painted it onto the tabletop.
Now, look at it! ;)

The Graphics Fairy


  1. So very pretty. Love how Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in old white transforms this piece. I also love your hand painting on the top. Thanks so much for sharing it on Silver Pennies Sundays.

  2. Wow, what a difference! It looks great!

  3. Looks marvelous. I love the little bird.

  4. Adorable! You did a great job with the graphics and you were drinking coffee!



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