I don’t have a little girl of my own. It’s weird because I always pictured myself as a girl mom, but Jesus had other plans for me. I am totally at peace with my Boy Mom status since my bank account is in a lot better shape because of it.
This past Christmas one of my besties asked me to paint a tea party table for her little girl’s Santa present. I jumped at the chance and refused to let her pay me because: #1 I wanted it to be a gift to her. #2 I don’t get to design for little girls very often. #3 What the heck are friends for anyway?
The project started with a worn out Farmhouse Kids Table from Kid Kraft. Her kiddos has used and abused it for many years and I think she was sick of looking at it’s raggedy shape. Her husband had already sanded down the top of the table before I raised my hand to volunteer for this project.
I was surprised that the table was made of real wood.
Folks, even most Pottery Barn furniture is not made of wood.
High five Kid Kraft.
I wanted to take advantage of the exposed wood grain so I used Naval by Heirloom Traditions Paint and watered it down by 60%. I hate using traditional stains but I LOVE the look of stain? So what’s a gal to do? Water down your favorite paint so it mimics the look of a stain.
Once the Naval paint had dried I sealed the entire top of the table with Dark Umber Furniture Wax. I whipped out my large Jaiper Stencil and decided to trace the design directly onto the tabletop and hand painted it with Liquid Leaf in Classic Gold.
I loved the look of this stencil combined with the gold and Naval. It reminds me of those coveted vintage Florentine Trays that I have to try to not buy every single time I see them.
Um, yeah. Level 4 Florentine Tray Hoarder Status here.
My friend paired mismatched chairs and stools with the custom painted tea table and it turned out perfectly!
Lots of brass and vintage touches adorn every corner of this room. It just melts my heart!
Oh, and I can’t forget the tea table accessories! These gold glittered tea sandwich and macarons are just precious.
We also decided to paint a vintage vanity and hardware in Heirloom Traditions Paint Naval and Venetian. The white metal ceiling canopy is vintage and the hanging flowers are from Pottery Barn.
And let’s not forget the bed! It’s the most perfect cream tufted nailhead linen trundle bed.
IT’S FROM OVERSTOCK.
The mirror was left behind by the homes previous owner. LEFT BEHIND.
I can’t even trust a person who would leave this mirror behind.
Thank goodness it fell into good hands.
What is your favorite part of this little princess’ royal retreat?
I want to live here!
It was such a joy to help my friend adding special pieces of furniture for her daughter’s room.