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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

shades of grey


  Stage one I painted them in ombre greys
 The darker one is the house trim and the bottom one is the house colour and the middle is a mixture of both.
I debated long and hard whether to go from lighter to darker or from darker to lighter.
In the end darker to lighter won- simply because I had more dark paint than light left  in the sample pots I was using.

Then I decided to distress them so you can see some of the original colour through
- if I had been a bit brighter I might have thought to paint them white first so two colours came through.
 Then I drew on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

 I debated about doing a big 1,2,3 right in the middle, but thought this was a little more subtle.

VCH wonders why I keep numbering stuff- MEN!!!

 Here is a side on view
What do you think?

 I really don't have any use for them so am thinking of selling them.
I really love them and I am now on the look out for some more to do up and sell at a little market stall sometime- well I can dream!

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  1. So beautiful! I love the last photo, Deanne - it's very stylish.
    God bless:-)

  2. I love them!! I have never been that fond of nesting tables, but if I found some, I would do this and love them! Great idea!!

  3. I lol when you said men don't get the numbers thing! so so true. Love what you did with the nesting tables. I just put some in my booth that were Frenchy and worn gold. Never thought about painting them....hmmmmm.

  4. Love these nesting tables and the grey is quite chic!

  5. Hi Deanne,
    Your tables look great! You should definitely do some painting and selling, it's good fun :)
    Cas x

  6. The ombre is fabulous! I have the same dream - having a booth somewhere to sell all the stuff I have no room for but can't seem to stop buying!

  7. Very retro cute! I would think then industiral numbered text would appeal to the man! They remind me of vintage school slates...darling!

  8. Very cute! I like the numbers in the corners, too.

  9. What a great redo!! I love the different shades of grays with the numbering and distressing! Beautiful! I am following now : )

  10. You would do so great at a little market. You are great at fixing up old finds. As for numbering don' get it. I get it. I would number my kids if I could. :) Lisa~

  11. I have a similar dream. Thanks for sharing your pretty project with us this week - your tables are so sweet :o)
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  12. so cute! i love the color and love the little corner numbers!

  13. I think nesting tables are great! All those table in such little space...genius. Yours turned out so lovely. I think the numbers in the corner add such a perfect little oomph to the tables giving them a cool vintage vibe. I live in a house full of men & also get asked why I number everything. I always tell them "Because numbers can make anything cool!" You can NEVER have too many things numbered! So glad I found your blog through Cassie's POWW.

  14. HI Loved this when I saw it and tried commenting from my ipad but couldn't . Love the ombre and the numbers.

  15. Deanne, you have such a knack at transforming the old into something fabulous. I love everything you've done with these tables - bravo! Thanks so much for joining the POTMC. J x


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