Historically I do not attach to things.
I attach to people. It takes me a while but eventually if the relationship is a really good one then I am in it for the long haul. Emphasis on the long part. I have had the same close friends since junior high. I have made really great friends later in life as well but I am just not one to take a friendship lightly. When it come to stuff in my home I do have a handful things that more than likely I will die with:
The antique dresser in my dining room.
The rings on my left hand
My collection of blown glass Christmas ornaments
Maybe a few more.
As a purveyor of antiques I have the luxury of keeping a piece for a period of time, loving is to pieces and then taking it down to my shop in the hopes that it will find another home where a someone will love it even more. This morning …… the drum table time has come.
I have had this particular drum fro a little over two years. I got it at a yard sale from a very nice young lady and I still love it but the height was just awkward in our living room. So when I found a suitable replacement a week or so ago I knew where it was headed. The only question in my mind was color….
In my feety pajamas as usual.
Pretty sexy stuff.
Back in the Summer I had devised a custom color using several shades of General Finishes paint for this little chest:
It is a lovely teal color.
For reasons unknown to me I actually mix up quite a bit of that custom color and by some act of Gad had the good sense to store it in my paint cabinet in an airtight container.
No one is more shocked than me.
I never think that far ahead.
And I am soooooo glad I did.
I did add about a two tablespoons of General Finishes Summertime Blue paint just to make sure the I would have enough to cover the whole table.
Y’all, I love this color!
I think this little drum looks so much pretties in her new dress. In person the color is more teal than it appears in these photos. Now I just mix paint like a nutjob but here is an estimate of the recipe:
GF Coastal Blue -1 part
GF Nantucket Green – 1 part
GF Summertime Blue – 1/3 part
People I have two degrees in science, both of them Applied. Chemistry was not part of my education . Having said this, I ain’t blown the house up yet:)
I sanded the drum table with purpose.
I ran my well used fine grit sanding sponge over this piece with the intention of removing a lot of paint. I am soooo happy with these results.
I don’t usually keep the original hardware but these really fit this table. I think even more so after I painted it.
Kinda like a great pair of antique earrings.