White and gold foyer table & why CeCe’s

Ok, get ready because I did something a little funky.

It will be a love or hate.

I will tell you this…it has apparently already been sold, so someone loved it.

And no…..I didn’t sell it to my mother. Thank you very much.

Like the before picture? It’s the upside down table.

You’re welcome.


Step one.

CeCe’s simply white on whole table…. which by the way many of you have asked me why CeCe’s over Annie Sloans. I have used both. I tried CeCe’s because the store that carries my product sells it. I thought I would give it a shot. The texture is a tad thinner and that worried me at first. I thought it might not spread as far. It spreads soooooo far and dries so quickly. Totally green product, which made me feel safe. Mainly because I am rinsing brush residue down my drains, breathing in the dust and washing off residue into my yard. I do not have a complex reason. I just liked the ease of its application and speed drying. I love the ability to work on multiple pieces at one time. CeCe’s is only a little less than Annie Sloans and the additional cost, which I have always worried about, has really paid off for me. I am putting out more pieces than ever before. If you are re-selling, I would really consider it. If you are on a really tight budget and looking for just accent pieces for your home….I don’t know that you would really need. Valspar samples are great for those projects. But approximately $30.00 can allow me to do about five or six large pieces easily. I finally looked at that and realized how much it was worth it. The ladies at Beaches sell it and would love to help you. I have heard from many of my readers that have ordered from them and they love their friendliness and willingness to answer any questions. They are not pushy. If you do not order, don’t worry about it. Call them and ask them your questions. I do not get reimbursed for talking about them. I have bought my paints from them except for a few samples. I’m not whining. I am wanting you to know that I really mean it. I am not a huge blogger. I do not get free paint. I am just like you….for real. Except I talk.too.much. : )  I am letting you know why I took the CeCe plunge and bit the $30.00 bullet and what I thought. It really works better for me.

‘Nough said.

I painted it “simply white” . I wanted a pattern inside of the table that I had decided to do in gold leaf.

I used a creative template process that I have not patented just yet.

It’s called stack and trace template. Impressed?

I had a table with a unique circular shape and thought this shape might work nicely with gold leaf. So I plopped it upside down and traced with my “gold leaf” paint…..

I then accented with gold leaf as well.

It is actually centered but looks a tad off center in this picture. Just so you know. : )

But the gold leaf and white blended together beautifully.

It created a rather elegant look and I really liked it.

Could you find yourself using gold leaf? Too brassy for you?

Here it is with a brass lamp.

I thought it added a new twist to the “shabby or distressed” white table.

The “template table” that I used. That table turned out beautifully as well and I will share soon.

For those of you that are asking about milk paint……I will answer that question this week as well.

So glad it sold and so glad that “thinking out of the box” paid off.

I thought it might be neat for you guys to see that I do not have vinyl cutters…fancy cut outs….I just have to use what I have. So, if you are putting off a project because you want “one” more thing before you do it. IMPROVISE. You will get more satisfaction from the completion. I promise.

So, I told you it would be a love or hate.

Curious as to your thoughts.

Like the brass lamp or blue and white with it best?

Blue is my favorite.

Your comments really, really, really make my day. Leave your blog addresses in your comments so other readers can come visit you and chat! Spread the love readers. I promise it will come back to you 70×7.

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0 thoughts on “White and gold foyer table & why CeCe’s

  • March 2, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Love the table and how you think outside the box! Both lamps look great; however, blue and white in anything makes my heart beat faster.

  • March 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Love it…love the table, the paint, the gold leaf, the “stencil” you used…your creativity. Brass is growing on me-I equally love both lamps. Great job! A question (I always have questions…) on the chalk paint & wax…do you brush your wax on or do you use a cloth to buff it out? You may have a post on this & I may just need to go back & research to find it:)

  • March 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Great post, glad to see you don’t have to have every.little.thing together to do a project. I like both lamps on the table. The blue is special, and I love the shade on the brass.

  • March 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    The gold leaf design is a winner!!! I love how you improvise!! I’ve got no fancy tools so I appreciate it when someone shows me new things!! 🙂

    I like both lamps with the table, but the blue is my fave. Soooo…it really looks like it should be in a magazine. Just saying!! 🙂

    P.S. You always make me smile!! 🙂

  • March 2, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    (Does Laura up there know she looks like Laura Petry aka Mary Tyler Moore from the old Dick Van Dyke show?)

    Love it! Be sure to answer Stacey’s question…I wanna know, too.

  • March 2, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I totally love it! I also like it with the blue lamp better.

  • March 2, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    I love”Leaves”–all kinds gold copper whatever my craftstore has or will source. So LUBS the leaf. LUBS creativity & your tracing. Although I bought a cutter for glass etching patterns. I am BIG CHIX freehand etching. I will woodburn paint watercolor. U name it. But nothing fabric or cutting wood or etching glass. Especially the FrenchDrs I want to do–@least 100yrs old from University Circle where the museums & symphony & university are. A CL windfall. But I Lubs your projects &new phone &able. To comment like a human. & Lubs u too 🙂 -snooz

  • March 2, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Okay, that is just perfect, plain and simple, yet snazzie You are an inspiration for me! I bought an antique dresser that has seen much better days, and (over)thinking about what to do with it. Now I have the idea, and the “just do it.” Thank you!

  • March 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Looks great! I’m going to order some CeCe’s to make the comparison.
    The blue lamp is my favorite.
    Stack and trace…brilliant!

  • March 4, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    It turned out great and you are a hoot and half! I enjoy using CeCe as well and purely for the same reasons as you. I just buy what is easily accessible to me. Both AS and CeCe suppliers are about the same distance from my home….more than a 45 min drive…so it all depends on which side of town I am on. I LOVE using both their paints.

  • March 5, 2012 at 2:49 am

    Love the table, it really turned out pretty. I’m so glad to learn how you liked about CeCe I’ve seen it across blogland. I think I’m one of the few people who really didn’t like Annie’s paints. Love the color, but hubs said he would never use it a again. Thanks for sharing all your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best.

  • March 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Very nice. Love the golf leaf. And I like the high contrast of the brass lamp with the white. But I like high contrast rather than matchy-matchy. Love your blog! Really inspiring.

  • March 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Love it! Both lamps are nice on the table, don’t really have a preference. If it is possible physically for me to paint like you do,(like being a role model/mentor?)CeCe’s would be worth is to me for the green fact. Can’t wait to see the little table. As far as machines to help with projects, I don’t want any. Why spend more money, take more space I don’t have and take away creative possibility?

  • March 7, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Hopped over here from the Shady Porch….nice job on the table!


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