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! Here are some pictures of my first blooms.
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!
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 shop and check out my other antique and vintage treasures. I would love to hear what you think!
Felicia Doyle says
Thank you! And thanks for stopping by!
chateau chic says
Your coffee table looks so pretty all painted. Lovely details showing with the distressing.
Thank you for your kind words. :o)
At Rivercrest Cottage says
nice job on the coffee table.
Thank you! It was a fun project.
Victorian Tailor says
Love what you did to this table!
Thank you very much!
Dakota Creek Chic says
I love this table, I love the distressing…it’s perfect. What a transformation! I would love to invite you to share over at my Weekend Beautiful Blog Party 🙂
Glad you stopped by Shawna! I’d love to stop by you blog party. Thank you for the invitation! :o)