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Friday, June 29, 2012

Annie Sloan Paints FLORENCE
arrived on my doorstep yesterday...
late in the day, in fact
and yet here is a finished project...or TWO!

Needless to say,
I couldn't dip into it fast enough!

The table top was TRASHED...
so dark and gunky,
you couldn't even see the beautiful pattern
The marquetry kept me from painting over it
and boy am I glad I didn't!
Just look at that gorgeous detailing!
I won't say it was easy...
just that it was worth it

What color could possibly hold it's own against 
that glorious table top?

Florence, of course!
Florence is a pretty spectacular color
and I wanted a bit more impact for the table
Viola, a mirror!
Heavily detailed
lots of dark wax
Yum. Just yum. 

I envision this loveliness
in a foyer or hall...
perhaps tucked into an underused nook...

Wherever it ends up, it will certainly steal the show!
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  1. Inspiring! YES, that tabletop was completely worth the extra effort. You gave it more than a new life, you made it sing!

    1. thanks so much! The entire project made me VERY happy! Paint is my relaxation technique!

  2. It is just beautiful! Love it!!

    1. Thanks's a great color, isn't it?

  3. Absolutely stunning! I am in love with Florence! You are amazingly talented Michele...I know you would make Annie proud.

    1. Thanks! It's a fabulous color and it doesn't need much to make it sing...the color really steals the show!

  4. Beautiful work, great color choice and glad you kept the wood top. :)

  5. This is just gorgeous - beautiful job!!!
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  6. Love the green- beautiful work : o )