mandag, august 27, 2012
Our dining table has been with us for many, many years. Initially it belonged to my husband´s grandmother. When she passed away nobody in his family was in need of a perfectly usable dining table with six matching chairs.
We, on the other hand, were short of one, so we took the table (and the chairs) on, and they have indeed served us well, in their original "boring" brown state, for many a year.
Last summer, though, I fell (head over heels!) for the blue-y green Tolix chairs, and discarded the original brown ones. And, to be honest, ever since then I have fantasized about painting the table. Yesterday I did!
I painted the table with Provence diluted with Old White, resulting in a colour Annie Sloan calls Cricket. To be honest I am pleasantly surprised how well the colour works with the Tolix chairs.
I believe the old table has many more years of service in it, now that it has got a new lease of life. And my kitchen a fresher, prettier look (or so I like to think). Would you agree...?