So for the whole summer, we dreamt about Summer Lovein! It is place on the wall that transitions between our kitchen and family room. That beautiful iron and glass table is the Pottery Barn Tanner table and bench. The table retails for $399 and the stool for $189. I have been wanting this table FOREVER but was unwilling to pay that price plus shipping and then two stools (as it is featured in the catalog).
At the end of June I went to an estate sale. Actually, I dragged my sister and children out of the house before 8 am on their first day off of school (I know, mean mother!). Imagine my excitement when I walked in and found this table and stool. I really wanted two, but who am I to complain? I paid $150 for both pieces, no delivery, just the appreciation I payed to the homeowner who spent a really long time tying it on my roof after discovering it would not fit in the back of my car!So now, since "Summer Lovein" is long over, I knew I had to change it but I was intimidated bu the artwork that was already done. But I finally got the courage together and changed it.
As you can see, I also changed up the accessories on and under it and I think it works much better than my original attempt.
Aside from the fact that the photograph is quite crooked and I really need to work on my penmanship, I am fairly happy with how it came out. The ability to blend the colors while they are still wet gives a lot of opportunity to work with it.
I guess I will have to be "inspirational" the next time around...