Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A new colour: OLIVE

Tuesday morning. Many kids are going back to school this morning and speaking of school, this little table took me to school when I was working on it.

I saw this great sewing table in the back room of a benefit shop and at first glance thought it would make a wonderful wood piece for the show but when I picked it up realized it needed some screws and tweaking to make it into a nice solid occasional table.

It will never be a sewing table again and if you are anything like me when you sew, it never could have been. I need an entire dining room table to spread out and lay all my crap out.

I had great ideas for this to be a patina table with a lovely teal undertone.
 Trevor of course was trying to be supportive with the patina table, it looks good but we both knew my crazy head wouldn't just leave it alone.

Therefore it didn't quite work out and lots of muttering/hours later I ended up with my favourite Annie Sloan chalk paint colour yet.

So here it is,


a little rub n buff in the rosette for elegance


this lovely watercolour of a farm scene was dug out of the estate sale last weekend and when i took all the dirt off i was pleasantly surprised to find this beauty underneath



Seeing this last pic is enough to make me mutter at my computer screen all over again. Ah well, you win some you lose some. Things just don't always end up looking like they do in your head.

Have a great day everyone,


  1. love it! loving these richer colors lately and this is moody.... perfection for fall!

  2. I love the olive color! To think this was a sewing table makes me giggle. I'm like you, when I sew I take up the entire dining room table!

  3. I always liked shades of green. That sewing table is beautiful. I'm a new follower and I can see that I going to be very happy to read your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Beautiful color! All greens are great with me!

    1. thanks karen. it is definitely my favourite colour.

  5. love the styling!so adorable and charming.

    hope you'll visit me back.


  6. We love what you have done. You should come party with us tonight! Show off your stuff and start the weekend with a party.

    1. thanks for inviting me rhonda. all linked up

  7. Oh, yes, the olive green is MUCH prettier than the teal. The table is the perfect companion to the brown bottles and the serene farm scene watercolor.

    I am also in love with your photo background...corrugated metal, arched window, full-size shutters...


  8. I can see why you like the color so much, it's lovely. I'm much like you when sewing . .. hubby hates it when I take out the sewing machine because he know soon the dinning room will look like a disaster area. LOL.

  9. Great piece and I love that picture too. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  10. What a lovely color. I'm a fan of greens and this shade is divine.

  11. this little sewing cabinet turned out great, and I'm in love with that wonderful little painting on top!!


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