Mission style furniture isn't my favorite type, but I really liked the potential that I saw in this little table when I saw it. (Yes, you recognize my favorite Ryobi tools in the background, lol). I liked it even more when I was told that the shade on the matching table was different because THIS one was made by hand, by the woman that was selling it! I really felt that the lines of the shade matched the mission style very well, with all of the angles. What I didn't care for was the....brown. I also felt that the light pole was awkward, because it was black. I waited a while until I decided how I would change it up. There is something about this time of year that inspires me to paint in blues and greens. I think it is the acres of white snow I see! I painted this in layers of cream, light blue, mint green, turquoise and glints of gold glaze. I distressed small areas for visual interest
Because most of the top is protected by a removable piece of glass(original to the table), I used a hand-rubbed wax finish on the piece. I wish I could capture the colors better, but I think the body of the table complements the shade much better now.