Old Table, New Look

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With rare exceptions, all my projects are solo endeavors. My husband and two oldest sons have full time careers in fields unrelated to furniture, painting and color. My youngest son also spends much of the year away at college, and even when home in the summer, has a busy schedule. So when he offered to help me with some furniture, I happily accepted.
Having no experience with painting, I think he was surprised when he found himself with a paint brush in his hand and choosing the colors from the cans of Chalk Paint for this table. He chose Old White for the top and Antibes Green for the skirt and legs. Using the same brush, he went directly from the Old White to the Antibes Green which ended up giving the legs and skirt a soft layered look. Wow. Pretty amazing for a first timer (admittedly, I’m biased).  
So.. what do you think? Would you give it a thumbs up?


Monica Prieto

Hi Leslie, I am a Mexican artist turned into artisan, I paint furniture, screen print fabric and design. I regulary read your blog and admire your talent for color and painting. Soon my handmade pillows website will be ready meanwhile the address I shared is not active. Congratulation for your new site, it looks beautiful.

Leslie Stocker

Thanks Monica, I would love to see your work. Let me know when your website is up!


I absolutely LOVE it! AND, I am THRILLED to have found you! You are one of the perfect online completion to anyone needing inspiration to paint with Annie Sloan paint!!! A huge THANK YOU for sharing and all the time it takes to put your site and post together! What a great blessing you are to my heart!


Kendra Rockwell

I love how the table turned out, beautiful! How nice to have your son experience what you do.


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