30 December 2010

Before and After: Acadia White Console Table

Hello all! I'm feeling so much better today, nothing a little Nyquil can't cure! Here's a peek at my rush Christmas commission I've been working on for my old friend A. Here's a reminder of the before, a vintage writing desk/wash stand/console table I picked up in the fall at the Red Barn Sale.

It's hard to tell from the pic but it had layers of chippy pale green paint on it and the inside of the drawer was full of children's scribbles. After sanding it down good with the orbital sander, I primed it then painted it with A's custom selection of Acadia White by Benjamin Moore - a rich and creamy shade of crisp off-white. I added a whimsical blue green Anthropologie knob and papered the inside of the drawer with a vintage wallpaper print in the same shades of blue and green.

Now the table is travelling cross-country to A in Calgary, courtesy of my dad! It's Lather's first out of province commission and I'm so excited to send this table out to A. Hope you love it!

Have a fab day my friends - are you doing anything special for New Year's tomorrow?


  1. Lovely piece and I really like the lining on the inside of the drawer- such a nice touch- glad you are on the mend!

  2. it looks lovely- just pure and white, and nice and clean. i like it!

  3. Looks great Lenore! So fresh and pretty!

  4. Very pretty, Lenore. Clean, crisp and simple....just perfect! Nice touch with the lined drawer and the fun green knob. Glad you are feeling better and Happy New Year to you. My husband and I are having a quiet New Year's - dinner and a movie at home by the fire with the Christmas tree still in all of its glory. I want to enjoy it a few more days.

  5. That is such a gorgeous little table!
    No plans for new years, we were going to do our usual board games with our best friends but everyone has the stomach flu so I'm not going to risk catching it or my kids catching it! Oh well. :)

  6. what a cool design! i like it!

    happy 2011 :)

    xo Alison

  7. I LOVE how you have that simple vase of gerber daisies sitting front and center on it....So classy....

    Take care,

  8. Coordinating the green knob with the inside of the drawer is just super cute!


Thanks so much for stopping by, I love reading all your comments! If you have a specific question, please email me at lhume1@mts.net. XO Lenore