Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My Olive Love

Good Tuesday everyone! While slowly getting ready for the next trunk show in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) my back is sloooowly getting better. But really slow.
I still need a lot of rest but that gives me the chance to do another post.
Last week while my neighbors where on vacation and left me a part of the garage to work on furniture I  was able to paint another beauty.
The one underneath all that good stuff...

At first sight I saw it all in Annie Sloan Henrietta or Emile, anyways in a pinkish color. I was dreaming of a sweet girly looking table standing in a field full of blooming springflowers, a laptop or a book on it and a white shabby chic-ish chair in front.... can you see it??

I started off with old ochre to give it a light base. But the thing was...it looked so good in that old ochre that I decided to leave it that way. It would have been cool to keep the top in a dark brown but since it had a huge crack I had to fix that was not possible.
So I painted the top in old ochre too and covered that with Olive.
I've never used Olive before but I fell in love with it!
To add a little extra details I painted some leaves onto the tabletop and around the edges and drawer, changed the knob and done.
I could look at it all day and I'm sure it also will fit the blooming field! ;)

Much love, Dina

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  1. Just beautiful Dina!!!
    LOVE the stencilling

  2. love it!! and now I found your great blog, cause you left a comment on mine.

    be blessed

  3. LOVE how your table turned out...the crackle, the color, the stencil, all of it!
    Mary Alice

  4. Hallo Dina, der Tisch ist wunderschön geworden. Die Farbkombination finde ich einfach perfekt.
    Gute Besserung für Deinen Rücken wünsche ich Dir!
    Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende

  5. Liebe Dina,
    der Tisch ist sehr schön geworden! Du bist eine echte Künstlerin!

    Die Farben sind wunderbar.
    Hab gerade neue Farbe bestellt, bald gehts meinem Möbelvorrat an den Kragen.... so bald es etwas wärmer wird..

    Danke für Dein Kompliment für die Notizblockhülle! Schön das Du Freude daran hast.

    Machs gut in Schaffhausen und schau zu Deinem Rücken!


  6. This is a real beauty. Everything about it looks great!

  7. The makeover is amazing. I love seeing how people take and ugly duckling and bring out the beauty.

  8. Liebi Dina
    Das freut mich ganz fescht dass dir mis Portemonnaie eso viel Freud macht! :o)
    Dis Täschli macht mich au super glücklich......
    Und übrigens, din Tisch isch ja hammermässig worde!!!
    Liebi Grüessli, mica

  9. What an amazing transformation- I just bought some Annie Sloane paint and I love it- I am running around trying to paint everything with it! So glad I stumbled on your lovely site!

  10. Dina, thank you so much for Linking Up with us! Your table is beautiful and the detailing with leaves are perfect. Thank you again!


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