I have two small tables to paint and I am having trouble making a decision about paint.
I have two coats of primer on both. The first is a table I've had for years. It had been painted with crazy colors in multiple patterns. I had used it in my classroom in my past life as a teacher.
The second table is a good bit heavier and maybe a little older and more rustic. I fell in love with it at an auction, which means I bid a little higher than I should have. It also means there's a very good chance I'll keep this one.
The safe way to go would be to paint them both white. They could go right into the white booth and they'd definitely sell. That may be what I do with the first table. But the rustic farm table? White? Oh, I don't know.
The first place I looked for inspiration was my recent post on farmhouse tables. There are some respectable tables on that page in white. There's also a soft green. I definitely have green paint in safer hues.
But I needed more adventurous inspiration. I didn't find much, but I did find one similar table.
Carol Wingert had no fear of bright green tables. She didn't have to paint hers. I t came that way... all the way from France. That must be a sign. My ancestors came from France and the French are noted for their amazing style and taste. Can you see that I'm trying to work up my nerve to paint my table kelly green?
Here's another peak at a vignette on her table -
My original inspiration table is more distressed than this one and looks like it has a good coat of glaze as well. Plus it has sprinkles of tiny black dots. It looks like they used the toothbrush trick to create a spray of dots. That's a messy task, but I definitely plan to add that. You know - I think I've talked myself into it. I have nothing to fear but fear itself.