Today’s “Before and After” is this great farmhouse table in blues. It is a drop leaf table that really opens up to a great, large size. It is going into a new home office space.
Remember the before?
And here is a swatch of the rug that will be in the space. I love the beachy colors.
I decided to go with a combo of Annie Sloan Aubusson and Provence. I applied a coat of Provence and then layered on a second coat of Aubusson. For the table top, I added a wash of Provence. This gave the top just a tad more “umph” and made it slightly brighter than the bottom. This table is so old and its age needed to celebrated, not hidden! The distressing brought out its true, aged charm with its dings and fantastic imperfections. The whole piece was sanded back for a super smooth finish that allows the Provence to peek through the Aubusson. It was sealed in Annie Sloan clear wax.
Yesterday, I referenced a terrific Blackberry Crisp recipe and my apologies! I linked to the wrong blog! The recipe is actually by Debra at Shoppe No.5 and is certainly worth the click over to find! Sorry!
Nice job, you have such a good eye for color and that table will be great in an office.
Vicki @ EntriWays
When you said you were planning to paint it Provence blue, I couldn’t picture it on a farm table, but you were so right going with the bright color… beautiful!
So, so lovely!
I’ve never thought of combining Aubusson Blue and Provence. I love Provence, one of my very favorite AS; such a beautiful color. The table is a treasure.
It truly is a fantastic combo – thanks!
Suzanne – we will treasure it for the rest of our lives – it is going from being the folding table to a place of pride in the office – which is the first room as you come into the house. It’s perfect! Will send pictures when it is gracing its new space.
I love that! I agree, the two colours together look great. I have a chest of drawers in an alcove which I need to paint, but have been stuck looking for the right colour. Thanks Suzanne, Aubusson over Provence it is! Fabulous!
Have a great Wednesday!
Thanks, Elisabeth! Appreciate it!
Cynthia Chilson Finger
Very pretty, Suzanne. I’m sure the table owner is just thrilled. Take care, Cynthia
Marie, The Interior Frugalista
Two of my Favorite ASCP colors and they look beautiful together. I’m sure your client was pleased with the transformation, Suzanne?
Thank you Suzanne. 🙂
I come into my office every single morning and smile at the table. I may have some tedious admin to do but I feel like I’m in farmhouse in Maine, or France, or Italy. Also it’s a small office and is holding a lot of things. And the table is nice and narrow when folded down and huge when folded up for a conference table or spot for sorting or collating. What a rescue job this was – thanks again Suzanne!
Thank you so much, Joyce! Your table is one of my all time favorite pieces. It was such a wonderful transformation! I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving using your “new” dining room table!