Friday, August 9, 2013

Grey & White Love!

Imagine a lovely, curvy French provincial side table from the 70’s in all it’s dark wood splendor……unfortunately you will have to imagine it because I don’t know what I did with the pics.  Again!

 

Whenever I shop the hardware stores I check out the “Oops” paint.  It’s hit or miss.   While shopping at Lowes last week I came across a gallon of grey.  It was so light that I had to compare it to a white color card to see if it was really grey.  It was!  Just a whisper of grey (called Bay Waves).  Sold.  Not only was it $10 a gallon, when I took it to the register it qualified for a $5 rebate – awesome!

08 Grey white provincial table TAPED

I painted the “frame” and legs in the grey.  It still looked almost white.

08 Grey white provincial table TOP

Taped off the center sections of the table and drawer and painted those white.

08 Grey white provincial table DRAWER

Now it shows!

08 Grey white provincial table HANDLES

The handles were painted white then highlighted with silver guilding paste.

 

08 Grey white provincial table HANDLES 2

08 Grey white provincial table 2

Waxed and ready to go.

08 Grey white provincial table

Installed in the shop.

 

I have a feeling there will be a lot of grey furniture in the coming days.   This table barely made a dent in the gallon!

3 comments:

cindy the cottage chick said...

Super beautiful! I love tone-on-tone when there's just a wee bit of contrast. Great re-do!

Mel@JunkinJunky said...

That is a fabulous grey. I will have to keep it in mind. The two colour scheme is so pretty, with just enough contrast.

Wendy said...

I think that buying oops paint is my favorite thing about painting furniture. I have a whole garage full!