Happy Friday! I’m so ready for the weekend I can’t stand it! I’ve been working on my painted dining table on and off for the past couple of weeks. Oh dear, this was a project complete with meltdowns, indecision, and straight up fiasco. And I probably should add that I’m still not entirely certain what color this painted table actually is. Is it gray, maybe charcoal gray? It looks sort of brown at times. I don’t know? It’s been a dreary, overcast sort of Friday here on the coast. So maybe tomorrow when the sun rises bright I’ll be able to declare a color. Or maybe not. It’s a dark neutral of some sort, that I’m sure of. Which I think is what I was going for. Isn’t it?
I got it in my head that I wanted the dining room to blend better with our kitchen so I painted our table black to compliment our kitchen counters. (Also saw something so pretty on the world wide web featuring a black dining table, and you know how it goes…) Black turned out to be too harsh in here and it didn’t go with the other adjacent rooms. So I just left it for a week or so while I tried to figure out what to do.
I decided to paint it charcoal gray next. This, I really, really liked. So I got out the handy sander and began to distress it. And well, it looked awful!! So I added more gray paint and decided to skip the heavy distressing that I usually like. Done. Now I just need to put on a coat of wax and call it a day. So I went for my white wax and went to town. And it looked awful, again! At about this time honey comes to check on me and asks “are you having a meltdown?” With my shoulders slumped staring at the table in dismay, “maybe, I think so.” So I frantically started painting the table light gray with some leftover paint form another project and ran out of paint half way through. You know it! Meltdown!
After a restless night’s sleep, I painted yet another coat of charcoal gray chalk paint and topped it with dark antiquing wax. I think I might like it. But like it or not, it will just have to do for now. I’m hoping it will distress some as we use it. I’m really enjoying the dark color in here. It adds some weightiness and looks kind of sophisticated. Which happens to go perfectly with me, so, so sophisticated. Grin. I’m sure only a very sophisticated type would suffer several hissy fits and meltdowns as things weren’t going their way. Ahem…And with a touch of candlelight…
Have a lovely weekend!