I have been working on four different projects this week all using chalk paint. I believe I must have been going through chalk paint withdrawal. Well, not a problem anymore. Here is one of the projects I did this week.
Three of the projects I worked on are in this guest room. First up is the lamp on the right. It looked nice like it was, but I attacked it with paint to give it a new or rather old look.
I used Old White for the first coat and then a wash of Old Violet in places and then some Old Ochre, too for a worn wood look. Then it was waxed with clear wax and buffed. Then dark wax used in random spots and buffed again.
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I shared some new plates and glasses with y'all a good while back and have finally got a table setting put together using them. The table has been partially set for some time waiting for this and that. First I was waiting for the new flatware I ordered and then I kept putting off getting flowers for the centerpiece. Finally it all came together.
I used three vintage mason jars for the centerpiece. I filled them with a variety of flowers. Some from the store and some from my yard.
The gigantic hydrangea bloom is from my bush. It and the smaller one to the right are the only blooms so far this year.
These are the plates that started it all. I saw these at Home Goods and they hopped in my cart.
The green woven place mats are from World Market several years ago.
I love the colors and pattern of these. Great for a casual summer table.
The new flatware is another purchase from One Kings Lane with credit that I had. It was a very good deal. I ordered two four piece place settings and the order came wrong. It came with two place settings. I called customer service and they made it right as soon as they could. They were very nice to work with and emailed me with the progress of my order.
I purchased these glasses the same time as the plates at Home Goods.
I have had these napkins forever. I bought them at The Tabby House in St. Simons Island, Ga. I don't know if they are even in business anymore. The napkin rings are from a local shop.
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The other day I showed you a vignette on the chest in my great room that all started because I had to move the fern in the copper pot from the breakfast room to the sun room. Here is where the copper pot and fern ended up.
In the morning this table is bathed in sunlight.
The succulents are doing very well in here.
I saw this bird on someone's blog the other day(can't remember where) and then remembered I had one, too. I found it in the abyss in the bonus room.
Yep, I think there is plenty of light for the fern in here.
Now if I can just water it correctly and not kill it.
Have you had luck with ferns? Do you have a green thumb or a brown one?
Hope you join me tonight for the Wow Us Wednesdays party. I missed not having it last week so I hope you have lots to share this week.