Two weeks ago this old table was in sad shape. My friend Julie who owns the antiques store Agape had just found it at a flea market in Northern France. Its zinc top was dirty and marked and its faded beige colour had long lost its lustre. But its potential was still visible.
A piece of teal blue pottery from Santa Fe was the colour inspiration (the colour is darker than it appears in the photo) for the distressed paint finish. Later I remembered the aqua crystal drawer knob I'd purchased at a Savannah antiques shop. After the paint, cleaning the zinc and adding the new drawer knob, et voila!
Now the trick is to make the table fit in our small kitchen! It appears some serious rearranging is in order. Meanwhile, le table waits in the foyer, blocking coat closets.