A few weeks ago, we picked up some great finds at our favorite auction house. In case you missed the photo on Facebook, our truck looked like this on the way home. We received a few lingering looks and bright lighting from our fellow commuters. Much to Georgia’s fretting, we (us and the furniture!) arrived home safely.
One of our first buys of the night included this solid oak end table. It was made in the U.S.A and the construction is sturdy and built to last a lifetime. However, the top had a few water rings and the finish was undesirable. Nothing that we couldn’t fix.
When Daughter spotted the cute flower detailing, she immediately thought of all her sweet friends. It seems that her girlfriends create beautiful girls and therefore, she wanted to paint this sweet, flower-carved table pink. Normally, we paint furniture that can be used in any room of the house, so mostly neutrals. But where else can you have a little fun than in a nursery or kid’s room? We went bold!
Daughter primed the table top and bottom shelf in Zinssner Cover Stain and then applied two coats of Olympic’s River Rouge. The color screams Bubble Gum Pink and we love it! In case you need more information on painting furniture, here are our favorite tips and tricks for painting.
Daughter also had an old stool from Potterybarn Kids that she wanted to paint. We thought this table needed a partner and they look even more adorable together.
After taking a few ‘styled’ photos, Daughter remembered that she had a gray Chevron rug that she is selling in the booth. Now the Perfect Pink Pair have a cool friend. We can especially envision these pieces in a nursery: the table placed by a glider, the rug used under a crib and the footstool used by a bookcase.
All three pieces are available at our Georgia & Daughter booth at the Gainesville Antique Mall.
~georgia & daughter