An Unintended Painting Project…The Tale of a ASCP Duck Egg Blue Table

I hope you all had wonderful Memorial Day weekend…

I took a bit of a blog break to travel to Florida to attend my nephew’s graduation.

It was great to be with all my siblings and my mom.

So…have you ever had an unintended painting project? I did…..yesterday.

But all’s well that ends well…


This is the end result…


The original table…I decided it needed a facelift… overdue update..


I wanted to incorporate more blue in the room….Have been doing that a little at a time…

But not this much blue!….


It just “bugged me”…just wasn’t right…


I truly love the color…Annie Sloan Duck Egg..

…..but not here.


I kept the gold scroll details on the table…

After I made the decision to take the table out of the room, I shopped the house.

There was a table in my hubby’s office next to his chair….it was my late mother-in-law’s.

I realized that the combination of the wood and cream tones of the marble top might work.




I truly feel this table works better than either of the two.

Never thought to place that table there, until my “unintended paint project”…


I scurried around last night gathering some “new” things to put on this table…


One of my very favorite pictures remain on this table along with my antique “Home Sweet Home” book.


I love that the beige and cream tones of the marble go so well with the new fabric of the chair..


I am happy with the change…so “all’s well that end’s well”….

Stay tuned to where that blue table has landed…

…..I need to move three things around to create a new home for the table….

……….you know, that “domino effect”…

So, have you had any “unintended paint projects”???…or was it just me?!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

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  1. It looks great there- I like it better than either of the other two! Fun to find those old pieces that work differently than we thought they would. Have a great day- xo Diana
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  2. LOL, I’m still trying to get to my “intended” paint project, Shirley! You’ve used one of my favorite colors on that table. I find that the dark wax helps to tone down the brightness of the color, although it is pretty without the dark wax, too. That is the color I used in my master bedroom on a few pieces. I kept my side tables from becoming unintended paint projects by covering them with dropcloth table skirts, otherwise they would have been painted, too. Can’t wait to see where it wound up!
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  3. Your room looks beautiful. I liked all the tables, but I agree your final choice is excellent. I really like the blue table though – it looks happy. I love how you said, “shopping the house.” I have done that also. Thanks, Patty
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  4. Loving that table and can’t wait to see where it winds up. The marble on that table is very pretty.


  5. Ha, I kept scrolling back and forth between the two tables, trying to figure out how you went from painted to stained! Helps to just go ahead and read the explanation,doesn’t it?! 🙂 I do like the marble topped table better in that spot. Can’t wait to see where the pretty blue one ended up.
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  6. You’re right Shirley…that table is perfect there! I do think your Duck Egg table is super cute and you did a fantastic job making it over, but that marble-topped table is just made for that spot.

    I’m glad that you had a nice Memorial Day weekend! We ended up going to the beach one day, but not to Charleston (long story).

    Talk to you soon,
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  7. Love the marble topped table and that picture of hubby and G daughter together is precious.

  8. Love the marble table!! I’m anxious to see where you end up putting the blue one too! Such a lovely room!!~~Angela
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  9. Yep, I agree. The blue table is very pretty but did not quite fit in with your room/decor. So will that be a new addition to the booth now? 🙂 The marble top table is perfect. xxoo

  10. Linda Miller says

    It’s always a pleasant surprise when you shop your house and find the perfect piece for a spot. And then you say, “why didn’t I think of that before?”. LOL I think this table is definitely the right one for that spot in your living room. And knowing you as I do, you will find the perfect spot for the blue table, as well!

  11. I NEVER have unintended paint projects. I am so bad at painting that it would be a mistake for me to even try!!! I have no patience when it comes to stuff like that!!! I would LOVE to do it, but I just haven’t got it in me…yet. Maybe someday!

    You always do such a nice job, and you have a really good eye for where things belong in your house. I thought about you the other day when I saw some terrific wood & iron gates!

    Enjoy your new set up!
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  12. I love the “domino” affect as I call it! I like the new table choice- it fits right in as though it always belonged! I’m not gutsy enough to try painting things, I’m like Alycia- no patience and I don’t feel like I’m talented enough!

  13. It looks beautiful Shirley! Sometimes those happy “accidents” are truly the best! 🙂
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  14. Love the blue table anywhere it ends up!
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  15. The marble top table looks absolutely beautiful in its new place.

  16. Love it! That stuff happens to me all the time. Only I don’t have pieces of furniture I can pull out of my hat like you do.

    Love the new table in that spot.

    Great choice Shirley!
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  17. Oh Shirley I know what you mean by the domino effect. Happens to me a lot but not so much with painting. I adore that blue table though…can’t wait to see where it landed!
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  18. I think you made the right call. The table out of your hubby’s office looks perfect in your living room. I do LOVE the color that you painted the table though. If you can’t find a place for the blue table, I bet I can! lol
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  19. giggle, no unintended ones. but plenty of “intended” ones on my list LOL. Your table ( your home) looks lovely. xo
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  20. Hey, you can always repaint the table another color and make it work wherever you decide to put it. Lucky that you found a replacement which works perfectly in the room. Your house must always feel like a new place considering how you change things around!
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  21. Shirley, this looks great! I love that it is a family piece. Looking forward to see where the blue table goes.
    Have a great weekend, Ginger
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  22. It’s perfect!! The shape, the marble, the color! And you didn’t have to spend a dime – even better (love the pic – is that your hubby and granddaughter)?
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  23. That classic style works perfectly there! I know the domino effect all too well! 🙂 Can’t wait to see where your pretty blue one ends up ~ I love it!

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