What Was I Thinking and Fixed

Hello everyone, it’s been a while.  NJ can’t escape the winter.  We had a Nor’ Easter that was not so much a snow problem but the wind was ridiculous.

Today we are getting 12 inches of snow.  I know it is March but by this time all of us that get snow are DONE.

In the grand scheme of things, it’s inconvenient and not life altering.

Now, the post, many of you may remember I changed our table mixing many ASCP colors together.    


People were kind and said it looked good.  However, I knew after looking at it for a week the look was too heavy and a change was going to happen.  

Look at the picture below.  What was I thinking?


My MS being under control from a new biologic infusion as enabled me to have my life back in so many ways it’s amazing.  I will tell that story another time.

I decided to take the extra leaf out of the table first.  We have a dining room and we decided it looked better.  If we are more than four people we can go in the dining room.

The table went from this dark heavy look to lighter.  I used ASCP Coco with a glaze of raw umber acrylic paint mixed with clear glaze.


Much better don’t you think?


Hang in there, I want you to see what I the look of the base.

This is an antique French flower crate I bought from Cindy over at Edith and Evelyn.  One of my favorite shops on Etsy.


Love that the ticket is still attached.


I used a wired bucket I found at Home Goods years ago.  Added a touch of green with books and a large antique Fleur di Lis I bought years ago.

Now the base, I took advantage of the dark color and just did a wash to have it pop through to give it depth and age.





You can notice how dark the table really was and I am so happy I made the change.  Happy dance.  

Have a super rest of the week.  More on the horizon project wise.  Going have a latte and watch the snow come down.

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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

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