Last month this sweet green table arrived at my house.
I am finally learning to take before pictures as soon as a piece arrives.
So here it is just fresh off the truck.
It belongs to friends of ours that just bought a fabulous home at the lake.
She has given me carte blanche and these samples for a jumping off point.
The leather sample in the top left corner is not green but brown.
I am having some real camera issues this week. So I apologize in advance for these photos.
Camera fail. Argh!@#$$$!
Honey if you are reading this. I REALLY need a new camera for our anniversary (which is in 15 days ). So please don't say you didn't know what to get me.
My friend also sent me a couple pictures of her room which is still a blank slate except for the few new pieces of furniture.
Gorgeous, right? Definitely.
She told me that she wanted to work with blues and greens to play off the lake.
I noticed that green vase up on the mantle so I decided I would play with all of her colors but I want to be sure and pop the table with that green.
So this will be my color palate.
I began by priming the table with Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 Primer.
I wasn't loving it. It felt a little garish for this room.
I'm going for light and fun but also clean and a bit calmer than a lot of my work.
That green will be a great accent color but for that big flat surface I liked the darker green better.
A subtle difference but I'm happier now.
I know I want to incorporate words on this piece but I don't know if they will go on the apron or around the edge of the top.
I'll have to play with that a bit.
I'm also trying to decide if I see an open swirl or wide stripe pattern on that top.
Maybe a blue and green harlequin?
I'd love some input.
Sometimes I think too much.
I just need to let it happen.