Its still a little crazy around here at the moment, hence my lack of posts!!
But the good news is...I've been getting lots done so I'll have heaps to show you in the coming weeks :)
Tony went back to the doctor today and was told they've found another fracture in his wrist so he'll be in plaster for another three weeks...much to his dismay.
I did offer my services as his assistant again, but he turned me down ;) I'm choosing to think that he's so observant and noticed I didn't 'love' the tiny amount of plumbing I did with him and he's saving me from having to do it again...rather than that I wasn't actually any help!
Anyway...lets talk about this table.
It's unique isn't it?
I've never seen one like it before, which always gets a big 'tick' from me:)
I was very fortunate to meet some beautiful, wonderful ladies at the art show market a few weeks back - stallholders and their friends - and this table came from one of them!
It has been in her family for a loooooong time so I got to hear some of its history. But for the past six years, it had been sitting in her shed.
I love knowing the history of a piece of furniture, it just kinda makes it a bit extra special:)
Having this information did make me do a little contemplating, a lot of pacing back and forth etc.
I really wanted to respect its history and the family, but also bring it into twenty twelve.
I'm happy with the end result!! (Hope you are too, Wani)
It still looks like an old table, just with a modern color now!
I chose a beautiful inky blue, (don't ask me what it is, I didn't write it down and cannot for the life of me remember...sorry!) heavily distressed it and refinished the tops with a mix of beeswax and a brown carnuba wax. I did that to deepen the color a little, it would have been too light with such a dark paint color.
There you have it!
This one will be coming to the Makers' Christmas Market on Saturday December 1st at the library in Horsham so you can come and see its uniqueness in the flesh!
Well...if you're local you can ;-)
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