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Cottages at the Beach

I'm unpacking and catching up on laundry since returning from  our annual vacation with my husband's family. We always have a great time and I love that we have this tradition. It's such a cute little beach town and I always enjoy taking long walks and looking at the charming houses. Want to come along?

The house above has its red, white and blue going on  all ready to celebrate. Adirondack chairs always look great and I think they look very inviting on the front porch.

I like how neat and tidy this pretty blue house looks. The landscaping isn't anything extravagant but it looks great. In the picture below you can see the pretty, soft light green on the screened door and the same color is on the door to the house as well.

Here's another screened door that is just so charming. The little spindles in the center are painted the two  colors of the house - such a great idea.

The red door on this house really stands out. A lot of the houses have screened in porches on t…

A LITTLE PAINTED TABLE

I recently bought my second ever can of Annie Sloan chalk paint.
This time I bought Coco.
I used it to makeover this little table at the end of the hall by our master bedroom.

Here is what it looked like before.

I painted the main part of the table with ASCP Old White
and the drawer fronts with the Coco.

 I was surprised when the drawer pulls came off in four separate pieces.
I decided to leave off the back plate for a more simple look 
and brushed on a little of the old white onto the pulls.

 The top was accessorized with a little basket I purchased at the shop where I bought the paint.
Of course I couldn't go in there and only buy the paint, could I? 
I like how my porcelain birds look in it.

 Now don't be jealous, but I also added my huge collection of 5 old thread spools.
The one marked "Sox" was our kitty's toy but not anymore ~ sorry Sox!

I don't think you can buy anything for 15 cents anymore
and
what in the world does FAST TO BOILING mean?

 I really love how soft and smooth this paint feels
after a light sanding.

Now, every time I walk to our bedroom, I enjoy
seeing my little table with its new look.


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  1. Pretty! That's such a fun little spot in the hallway.

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  2. Very pretty JoAnne!! Don't ya just love that paint!

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  3. It's so pretty! I love the curves ... And the staging with the basket and spools is terrific. You rock, girl!! :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  4. cute either way but what I really love is your wall color!

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  5. You did a nice job on it!

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  6. Love how your table turned out. I have several pieces of furniture to paint and was considering milk paint til someone mentioned ASCP to me, your post is very timely~

    Love the spools too.

    ~willa~

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  7. You did a great job JoAnne! I love the new look for your table. Believe it or not I still haven't tried chalk paint!
    I really like how the paint looks after sanding. Your spool collection is a great idea!

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  8. What a cute table and you did such a great job on it… would like to invite you to come share at One More Time…http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2014/02/valentine-round-up-and-party.html

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  9. Love the new finish! Very cute!

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  10. Beautiful finish there! Gotta get hold of AS paint! You have a great blog, found you thru Savvy Southern Style.

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  11. Hi Joann, your pretty table makeover caught my eye over at the Share Your Cup Thursday party. Great job with this table! Coco is one of the few ASCP colors I haven't tried yet. You've inspired me to buy some during my next trip to my supplier.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  12. Hi Joann,
    I love how pretty you made your table. It looks so nice just outside your bedroom. Love the colors.

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  13. Table is awesome. As for the spools, I love those! BTW, "Fast to Boiling" meant the thread would keep it's color (color-fast) even if the garment was boiled. In the old, old days, they used tubs over a fire to clean clothes. At least that's what I recall my mom saying...she's gone now, but she was born in 1919 and she said laundry was torture!

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  14. Susan ~ Thank you for clearing up that mystery. Makes perfect sense now. I can't imagine doing laundry like that and to think I complain about doing it now with a wonderful washer and dryer. I think we have no idea how hard people worked back then!

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  15. Your little table turned out so cute! Love the spools, too :)
    Susan

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  16. Your little table came out so sweet. It's always fun to change up a piece of furniture - makes you feel like you got a new piece. Its so hard to find those old wooden spools. I used to have a few from sewing, but not sure they are around anymore.
    Cindy

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  17. Your little cabinet is darling either way. But it's fun to change things up now and then. I love old spools and they are great conversational pieces! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  18. Beautiful change, JoAnne, love the spools of thread, they complement the mood and colour and texture of the little painted table!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Poppy

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  19. You did a beautiful job with this. I have a cabinet that is very similar to this but with five drawers. I stare at it constantly wondering what I can do to make it prettier. It has a bad paint job on it from the previous owners that I rummaged it from. Thanks for giving me some incentive to finally work on it!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! : )

    ~ Wendy

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  20. You did a beautiful job with this. I have a cabinet that is very similar to this but with five drawers. I stare at it constantly wondering what I can do to make it prettier. It has a bad paint job on it from the previous owners that I rummaged it from. Thanks for giving me some incentive to finally work on it!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! : )

    ~ Wendy

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  21. You did a beautiful job with this. I have a cabinet that is very similar to this but with five drawers. I stare at it constantly wondering what I can do to make it prettier. It has a bad paint job on it from the previous owners that I rummaged it from. Thanks for giving me some incentive to finally work on it!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! : )

    ~ Wendy

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  22. You did a beautiful job with this. I have a cabinet that is very similar to this but with five drawers. I stare at it constantly wondering what I can do to make it prettier. It has a bad paint job on it from the previous owners that I rummaged it from. Thanks for giving me some incentive to finally work on it!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! : )

    ~ Wendy

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  23. You did a beautiful job with this. I have a cabinet that is very similar to this but with five drawers. I stare at it constantly wondering what I can do to make it prettier. It has a bad paint job on it from the previous owners that I rummaged it from. Thanks for giving me some incentive to finally work on it!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! : )

    ~ Wendy

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  24. You did a beautiful job with this. I have a cabinet that is very similar to this but with five drawers. I stare at it constantly wondering what I can do to make it prettier. It has a bad paint job on it from the previous owners that I rummaged it from. Thanks for giving me some incentive to finally work on it!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! : )

    ~ Wendy

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  25. You did a beautiful job with this. I have a cabinet that is very similar to this but with five drawers. I stare at it constantly wondering what I can do to make it prettier. It has a bad paint job on it from the previous owners that I rummaged it from. Thanks for giving me some incentive to finally work on it!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! : )

    ~ Wendy

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  26. You did a beautiful job with this. I have a cabinet that is very similar to this but with five drawers. I stare at it constantly wondering what I can do to make it prettier. It has a bad paint job on it from the previous owners that I rummaged it from. Thanks for giving me some incentive to finally work on it!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! : )

    ~ Wendy

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  27. You did a beautiful job with this. I have a cabinet that is very similar to this but with five drawers. I stare at it constantly wondering what I can do to make it prettier. It has a bad paint job on it from the previous owners that I rummaged it from. Thanks for giving me some incentive to finally work on it!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! : )

    ~ Wendy

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  29. I've just 'found' you! I love seeing your wonderful home and you inspire me. I just bought my first sample pot of Annie Sloan Old White. Your little table reminds me of one that is right beside my chair. Did you wax the table after you painted it? It is wonderful. I may have to get my paint and brush out and transform my little table. I'll be back often to visit and see what you have to share.
    ~Adrienne~

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