Thursday, May 26, 2011

Is it gray or grey?

I know, not exactly a "meaning of life" question but let's face it, you are reading a design blog. However this is one of the small questions in life that I've never taken the time to look up. And although I'm more creative than academic, I would still like to spell correctly...at least most of the time! Since I needed to use the word "grey" or "gray" when writing about this wonderful night table it needed to be just right.

And the answer is...both are correct! But it does make a difference where you live. In the U.S. it is spelled "gray" and in the U.K. you better spell it "grey." So now that you've gotten your grammar lesson for the day let's get to the good stuff!

This little beauty came to me via a Craig's List post in St. Louis. I was down there visiting my sister and of course had to check out their listings. What I found was a gold mine. Herman, had a treasure trove of "stuff" in his garage and I came home with a van full.


This table started out with one of those early 90's pickled finishes. (I really do need to get better at taking before pics!) I painted this solidly built night stand/end table using Annie Sloan's chalk paint in Paris Grey. This paint is truly an amazing product. Once I've done a few more projects using this paint I will post more about it.


The great construction is evident with the dove-tailed drawers. I kept the original hardware and spray painted them black. Then waxed the whole piece and voila...new beauty. This table would look great next to your front door for keys and such, next to your bed or used as an end table in the living room.


Thanks for stopping by and have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!



8 comments:

mw said...

love your new blog!

Anonymous said...

I love it! It would look nice in my guest room.

Tara

Miss Charming said...

Simply adorable! I really like the details. I'm wondering what other treasures you brought home from Herman's...

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

gray, grey... tomato, tomahto... one thing's for sure: it's fabulous. :)

Amber and Brad said...

Great job, looks fabulous! Can't wait to see the other treasures you brought home and how they are transformed!

Chalk Paint blog: www.ShadesofAmberInc.blogspot.com

fran @ eleven-o-one said...

It looks very nice! Great job.
(Grey...Gray...that's always sort of bothered me too. Thanks for clearing that up)

Colleen said...

Thanks everyone! You all are very encouraging!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

Grey... at least thats how i spelled it for my piece...lol
adorable little endtable, love it
thanks for stopping by and commenting i see we both like to stay up late too!!!
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