I was lucky enough to have my Granda Viola until she was well into her 98th year. She was quite the spitfire and was always full of energy and great wit for her age. I used to always introduce her so proudly to my friends by saying “this is my Grandma Vi…can you believe she is ninety-X years old?!” Then one day she pulled me aside and politely requested I stop “spilling the beans” about her age. 🙂 Oops…
When she passed away I inherited a couple of things that were special to me. One being an old rickety green drop-leaf table that was always down in her basement next to the “stage”. Well, no it wasn’t an actual stage…but there was a curtain across a storage area and it was certainly a stage to me! This table has been tucked in various places in our garage until I recently decided to work on making her pretty again.
Here is the “before”, as I stripped the paint off I also discovered where I think I got my love for painting furniture. I think Grandma painted this table at least three times!
“After” – unfortunately the table wasn’t in very good condition, so I went for a weathered – beach inspired look by first spraying it grey and then going over it with layers of Annie Sloan chalk paint in French Linen and Pure White. The underside is painted in Annie Sloan Arles. It looks great as a work table in my office, and I think my Grandma would have loved it.