Who doesn’t love peonies?! A gorgeous bloom with a glorious fragrance. Can you tell they are my new-found love? I was blessed by a local freecycler who wanted to part with all of their pink peony plants last fall. I grabbed them all up along with some chrysanthemums, black-eyed susans, and some other yet-to-be-named plants. What a generous person! As if that isn’t enough, I just finished another painting project – a lovely coffee table makeover that I found at a local garage sale. Yes!
Here are some pictures of my first blooms.
One of my favorite ways to accentuate carvings on a piece is by glazing, but this time I went with a distressed time-worn effect, using sanding only.
After doing some distressing, I finished with several coats of a water-based polycrylic so that it would stand up to daily wear and also those loving childhood doodles. ahem.
This table has sold, but you can still stop by my online store. Also, check out my other antique and vintage treasures. I would love to hear what you think!
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