When Furniture Talks... - Slipcovered Grey When Furniture Talks... - Slipcovered Grey

When Furniture Talks…

I am continually in awe of how different we are from our male counterparts.  
 Martians and Venetians 
waffles and spaghetti, 
no matter which comparison you use 
there is no doubt we speak different languages.  
 My brain is definitely spaghetti…
thoughts ever twisting, and turning from one thing to the next.  
 I often forget what the original thought was…
 …like now for instance…  
 Oh, yes that’s right…
I wanted to share with you this sweet little table I painted a while ago.
 This was a Goodwill find on a shopping trip with Angie.  
 Great condition, well made, but…well…kinda boring. 
 It was a bargain and in need of nothing but some paint, 
so we brought it home.  
 I also liked that it was small.  I like small things.  
Well, it sat in my basement forever.   
Every time I looked at it it just said, “boring” to me.  
 I couldn’t  figure out what color it wanted to be.  
 White or grey?   
Grey or white?  
 I finally just painted it grey hoping inspiration would strike.
When I finally had a creative flow I called Angie to tell her what I was doing.  
 Meanwhile hubby was hovering around in the kitchen 
hoping I will make him some food.  
 “Who are you talking to now,” he said.  
 I waved him off so I could hear and continue with my conversation…
” I think it is going to be really cute! 
 It is just crying out for some kind of embellishment on the top.”   
 In the background I hear my sweetheart, 
“Oh, the furniture is talking.  It must be Angie!”   
Martians can be so witty sometimes.
 In the end I am happy with the way it turned out. 
  I believe that when the furniture talks, you should listen.
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  • Cyndi ✪ Blue Star

    Love, love, love it!

    April 24, 2012 at 10:34 pm Reply
  • Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

    The table looks great, Holly! I can believe that ~ I know sometimes I will hold off until one idea settles down in my head for a piece. Your hubby may not understand you but he gets you, which is just as good in my book! Those chairs and pillows are fabulous, too!

    April 25, 2012 at 5:35 am Reply
    • Angie@slipcoveredgrey

      Thanks Kathy! My hubby does get me, I am blessed.

      The chairs and pillows are fabulous, aren’t they? A very talented dealer, Kara, painted those chairs and carries those pillows.


      April 27, 2012 at 7:36 am Reply
  • NanaDiana

    It looks great. I like it when a piece “talks” to you- It’s that whispering that I can’t stand…when I can’t quite figure out WHAT the danged thing is saying. xo Diana

    April 25, 2012 at 11:05 am Reply
    • Angie@slipcoveredgrey

      Hey Diana!
      I know, I can’t stand the whispering either…

      Thanks so much for the compliment.


      April 27, 2012 at 7:39 am Reply
  • Rachel

    Beautiful! I don’t know how you get from that boring piece of furniture to the beautiful one you created – it’s the inspiration that eludes me!

    April 25, 2012 at 3:40 pm Reply
  • Betsy@ coastal-colors

    This looks amazing! I’m glad you listened to this piece; it couldn’t look any better! Love it!

    April 27, 2012 at 5:03 pm Reply
    • Angie@slipcoveredgrey

      Thanks Betsy! I’m glad I listened too, I am pretty happy with how it turned out!


      April 28, 2012 at 10:46 pm Reply
  • Dee

    Wow Angie, you & I have the same vision. My French hutch & your table match perfectly. I am so loving those chairs with the sexy legs & pillows too. Nice job! Dee from My Painted Stuff

    April 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm Reply
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