A Table Makeover and A Mossy Candle

It took me a while and after careful consideration

weighing the fact that this table was not a family heirloom or an expensive piece of furniture,

actually a very inexpensive piece from Bombay Company many years ago . . .

I decided to take the plunge and paint it.

Accent table-Housepitality Designs

This accent table is in the master bedroom sitting area. It originally had the typical

Bombay dark wood stain. I painted it with Annie Sloan Pure White and distressed it.

Here is what it looked like before: (table on the left)

Master Bedroom Sitting Area-Housepitality Designs

I knew as soon as I started painting it, that I would love it. No regrets.

Accent table-Housepitality Designs

I left the original finish on the drawer and slide out tray.

Master Bedroom Sitting Area-Housepitality Designs

Now I will move on to paint the table on the other side of the sofa.

When I was placing the candle holder back on the table replacing it with a candle

rather than a faux boxwood ball, I noticed it was a bit stark. It needed texture.

Moss Covered Candle-Housepitality Designs

So I got out my bag of moss and my glue gun and I covered the battery operated candle,

with the moss. Now I would not recommend using a real candle if you plan on lighting it! 🙂

Love the way it turned out.

Moss Covered Candle-Housepitality Designs

Easy peasy!

Moss Covered Candle vignette-Housepitality Designs

I think I will be trying some other finishes on my battery operated candles.

Master Bedroom Sitting Area-Housepitality Designs

This table received 2 little makeovers of paint and moss!

I am currently attending the Haven Conference for bloggers

having a wonderful time . . . and you can follow me and my great moments on Instagram HERE!

Have a most fabulous weekend doing what you love and being with the ones you love . . . I am!! 🙂

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  1. Your table looks great, Shirley! The finish is fun in the dressy room.

    Have fun at Haven.
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  2. It looks very pretty, and I love the mossy candles!!! Have a BLAST with K and Y!!!!!!
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  3. The table looks AWESOME, Shirley! Way to take the plunge! Hope you have a wonderful time… I’ll miss seeing everyone!
    xo Heidi
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  4. Your table looks wonderful! I love the new white finish; what a great idea. Your sheet moss covered candle is such a clever idea- I have to copy this one. I know you’re having a fantastic time at Haven! It’s such a fun place to meet fellow bloggers and get great ideas. Post lots of pictures!
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  5. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the moss candle and white paint always makes the scrollwork/details on wood stand out. Perfection!!
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  6. The finish on the table looks great! I also like your brass & glass table, BTW. Thanks for the great idea about the moss candle. I really like it!
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  7. Linda miller says

    I like the new look of the Bombay table. Have fun at the conference.

  8. Love the table and you’ve inspired me to do a moss candle, Shirley.
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  9. Laurie Grabarkewitz says

    I have that same Bombay table that you have, ( the one you haven’t painted yet) and I too painted mine with AS paint and I love it! I used a combination of orchre and country grey I think. It has been painted for about 5 years and is still holding up beautifully. I was worried about it as a night stand getting constant use. I love the lines of the Bombay furniture but the finish, not so much anymore so painting it was the perfect solution!

  10. The table turned out great! Really like that you left the contrasting dark pieces! And I love the moss candle! Great idea, I may have to “borrow” that one! Just so you know, I’m secretly coveting that pretty brass table, oh my! 😉 Have a great weekend at Haven! ~Rhonda
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  11. Love your Bombay table with the new paint finish!!!! I would have never thought to use moss to cover a candle….very clever!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!!
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  12. The white really lightens it up and looks fantastic. Great idea with the moss, looks beautiful. Very creative. Sorry I’m missing you, but….soon, OK?

  13. You’re the clever one. Love the look of the candle and gorgeous holder. The table is a winner.

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  14. Have fun at Haven Conference. Love the table that you painted, it turned out great. Sorry I haven’t been following lately. Time seems to pass me by so quickly, especially doing two posts. They take a lot of my time.
    Enjoy time with your blogging friends.

  15. Love love the table Shirley! Now I’m madly looking around my house for something to paint 🙂 I love the moss candle too, and just happen to have that same candlestick [or very similar]. I know you’re having a blast at Haven!
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  16. Shirley I hope you are having a super time! I love the new table finish and the mossy candle is wonderful!!

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  17. Shirley you did a great job on the table! I love what you did to the candle, who would of thought? Have an awesome weekend. Jo
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  18. Love the candle and table!!! Looks fabulous! I hope you have a wonderful time this weekend:D
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  19. Table looks good painted. Love the moss covered candle……Have fun at Haven Conference.

  20. Loooove the bombay table Shirley that came out so great. I know you talked about painting it while I was visiting. It looks so pretty. Love the moss candle too. So pretty. Hope you are having a great time at Haven.
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  21. It totally changed the look. Good way to decorate; otherwise the attic would be full… Love the moss idea…

  22. LOVE the table painted!!!
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  23. I love your transformation with ASCP of your Bombay table Shirley! I miss them being around! Your mossy candle is such a fun touch too 🙂
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  24. I will confess that even though they make the most hideous mess, I am addicted to those sheets of green moss! The candle looks great, as does the table. Picking up the paint brush is always the hardest step! So good to see you at Haven! XOXO, Christy
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  25. Very clever on that moss candle, Shirley. And what a transformation on the table. Luvvvvv it! xo
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  26. Shirley, I love the way your table turned out! And, I love the moss covered candle. I so need to pick up some sheets of moss. LOL. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
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