This past weekend I got a “bee in my bonnet” about my dining area and decided to tackle it! Do you sometimes just get that “enough is enough” feeling? The thing that I love so much about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is that you can decide to start a project like this and actually accomplish it in a day. Painting this table took me roughly a couple of hours and the chairs took about the same amount of time. I also recovered the chair cushions and will share that project with you on Wednesday!
I had already painted this table once several years ago. It was one of the most exhausting painting experiences of my life – long before being introduced to the magical Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! – this table was a wood tone which I painted black. I liked the black for a while but I’ve grown tired of it and I’m in love with light colors and the black was just not working for me now…
Plus, I often find myself wanting a white table background for photos and was always trying to cover this one but wasn’t happy keeping a cloth on it all the time – with a two-year-old I prefer a more “wipeable” surface, you fellow mommies know how that is! See all the toys in the background – yeah, we’re in here a lot so this table needs to be functional not just pretty 🙂
And now that it is painted I LOVE how light the whole space feels now!! I painted the top of the table with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and I painted the base and chairs with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg. I like how the Duck Egg is similar but not the same as the ASCP Provence I have in the room. I like things matching but not too matchy-matchy. We’re walking the line here….
This space isn’t “finished” (is a space EVER?) but it’s definitely getting closer to matching the vision in my head!
I love this Bee Skep shaped plate cover that I found at Rockfish Gap Store. I love bee skeps and think this just might be the beginnings of a collection… we’ll see! This one was handmade in the Philippines.
With the bee skep (which is sitting atop a white cake pedestal from World Market) are a grouping of succulents in mixed containers and two figurines from the new Urban Farmhouse Collection at Target. You can read more about the artichoke one here.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of my newly updated dining area!! I’m adding this post to my new “Home Tour” page where you can keep up with what’s happening in the rooms of my home.
**Like my wall color? I get asked about it a lot. It’s a custom color from Benjamin Moore – I share the “recipe” for it at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!