Beach Cottage Vintage Find Farmhouse Table for Coastal Beachy Style
Mon 28th, Apr, 2014
Good morning from a murky Monday morning in Sydney, I’m here with a beachy decor vintage thrifting find for you, strap yourself in for some swoon worthy old furniture, I can’t actually believe I found this one and about on my doorstep too.
We’ve had a little run of grey overcast weather here the last few days after a glorious Easter weekend and I’ve been hanging out with my kiddos for the Easter holidays, I have had a few emails to see if I am ok as the blog has been a bit quiet, yup all is good, but since what happened in January I am cherishing those rather large babies that live with me while I can.
Anyhoo, let’s get us to vintage things – if you get my newsletter you’ll have already seen this beauty, I found her while surfing online for old stuff. I wrote a post here about how vintage treasure hunting has seriously changed, even in the last few years, how now rather than lots of surfing the op shops and crawling around on my knees in the dust, and having to deal with fighting the dealers, (although I still love doing that from time to time – I’m going on a vintage treasure hunting road trip with a friend this week), I am getting a lot of joy out of keeping my eyes open on-line.
Vintage treasure hunting in the bath with a glass of Limoncello sounds pretty attractive to me a whole lot of the time :-)
So I am going to paint the legs of this, but I wanted to leave it a while to see how I went with the green, up close it’s a pretty revolting green, not simply bottle green but kinda bright bottle green, that’s not the nicest of colours actually. Green is one of my least fave colours for coastal decor, heck any decor, and this is no exception, but I didn’t want to paint this right away.
It’s been in situ now for a week or so, and strangely the green has slotted right in, I have been hesitant to paint it because this green wears real signs of time, not a faux paint distress or a milk paint job, but old paint cracked and marked, scuffed and worn.
I’ve been musing it quite a bit, because yes, I do have such an exciting life, whereupon the whys and wherefores of whether or not to paint some green table legs is about as happening as my life gets sometimes, but I think I may start by just sanding this paint first before any application of lighter colours and just see what happens.
Sound like a good idea?
OK, I am off, I hope you like my table, I’m loving it…
I have a few lovely bits and bobs to blog this week, I must say after some time off and a very nice no-schedule time, it’s nice to be sitting at the computer, foofing with a few photos while drinking coffee in a quiet cottage…umm I have to tell you though, two weeks of school holidays and this old cottage is in dire need of some ahem tidying, it’s more bombsite than vintage right now…back soon
Yours in rustic table love