I had the honor of painting an antique drum table for a special person who’s like a second mom to me. She’s the sweetest lady you’ll ever meet and happens to be mom to one of my very best friends. I’ve pretty much adopted the entire family over the years since the rest of the clan is pretty fun too!
The girls were spicing up mom’s condo and wanted to paint a couple tables.
The first table she wanted painted was an antique drum table that was made a long time ago right here in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
It started out like this.
I busted out CeCe Caldwell’s Vintage White and went to town, accenting the pretty detail in the pedastal with Pittsburgh Gray (two of my favorite colors, I might add:)
I had a blast accentuating the leaf detail on the pedestal.
I also had fun doing the rub-a-dub rub to distress the edges exposing the dark wood underneath.
While I was painting this, Liz painted her mom’s wicker coffee table in Vintage White then dry brushed over it with Omaha Ochre. She then distressed it here and there to give it that shabby look. It was her first time using CeCe Caldwell’s Paint and she instantly became a master of distressing with a wet rag. Great job Liz!
What a difference from that dark wicker ~ Brightens up the whole place!
As usual, I hauled my table around the yard to shoot some photos. Getting sick of all my weeds yet?
I couldn’t resist capturing some of my creeping phlox. They only are in bloom for a like a blink.
I’ve come up with the conclusion that it’s hard to photograph white; it’s so reflective in the sun… but too shadowed in the shade and I don’t care for indoor, studio shots. That’s not how I roll.
Here she is nestled between two comfy chairs in her new home:)
Come on over ~ the coffee’s on and the food is even better!
Thanx again for letting me to this fun project for you!! Enjoy:)
If you’re interested in trying CeCe Caldwell’s amazing paint and wax you can purchase it online through my shophere. We offer it in quarts and sample size pots; order yours online HERE.
You’ll also find it in West Michigan in our Shizzle Design booth at Not So Shabby Antiques & ; Fine Furniture, 114 E. Main Ave., Zeeland, MI directions here.
If you have a piece of furniture you would like painted, let me know. I have a lot of projects in the works and some fabulous pieces patiently waiting their turn, so let me know if there is something you’re looking for. Check out the furniture we currently have for sale – here.