Well it’s been one of those weeks—make that two! Yes Cottage Fix friends, it’s been one of those days for about two weeks in a row I’m afraid. It all started up innocent enough with a little leak in the kitchen that Honey fixed in a jiff. And then came the car trouble while Honey was out of town which always puts a kink in our think. And to top it all off, one of the kiddos caught the crud. We’re all better and fixed now, but it’s really been a doozy!
One of my good friends lives by the rule that bad things happen in threes. That being the case (fingers crossed) we recovered from our three heartaches and we’re ready to move on. When it rains, it pours — so they say.
I put my domestic goddess apron back on today to help me sink back into the land of painting furniture, baking brownies, and tidying up. This is where I’d like to stay for a week or so. There’s nothing like a furniture project to make things all right in the world. Put a paint chip in one hand and a recipe in the other and I’m a happy girl!
So this heirloom side table is what I’m working on at the moment. Like many of my projects, it’s been sort of a trial and error. There’s a layer of bright teal under the pretty grayish blue your seeing now. I was planning on distressing it some, but I gave up on that idea. Which is weird for me, I usually distress all my furniture projects. I thought this Old Violet color to be so pretty that I just left it as is with a coat of clear wax.
I chose the Annie Sloan Old Violet color to go with the duvet cover. There’s two shades of blue in the pattern. One’s a bright blue and the other’s more of a dusty gray violet—sort of blue—like this paint color. I think my grandma Lillian would be happy too. xo