Everyday Living Around the Coffee Table

Hello everyone!

As I am recuperating from my hand surgery, I want to introduce (and some of you may already know)

Pam, of Everyday Living.  She is a multi-talented lady who lives in a most beautiful home

surrounded by the most gorgeous gardens that she and her hubby have so lovingly created

over the many years that they have been in their home.

Be sure to visit her blog and experience a real treat!

Take it away Pam!

A warm hello from the Appalachian foothills everyone!

I am Pam and you can find me over at Everyday Living. I am so

excited to be a guest on my talented friend Shirley’s beautiful blog…

what a blessing she has been to me ever since Istarted blogging two years ago!

We finally met last weekend for lunch with our hubbies, and we had the best time!

You will find me doing a little of everything…

tablescaping, decorating, gardening, traveling, cooking, and of course

gushing over my first granddaughter!

I love to entertain, and today I want to share with you an easy idea for hosting a

small group of girlfriends! And there will be little to no clean up involved…because let’s face it…

when you gather ladies

around sweet treats, there is usually nothing left!

Today, I want to invite you to sit down and make yourself comfortable

around my coffee table…we’ve got some chatting to do!

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Ever So Clever…Ever So Pretty Friday, #2 {Coffee Table Makeover}

Happy Friday everyone!

Today, will be a “Ever So Pretty” post…

…..well at least I hope you think it is pretty!!

I was reading a blog post of Willow Wisp Cottage….

…..and saw a table that Andrea transformed.

So I consulted my paint specialist….and proceeded to transform my table!

She suggested Annie Sloan Old Ochre.

Here it is:


My inspiration piece from Willow Wisp Cottage is this:

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It used to look like this:

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My table was similar…in that it was dark and heavy in appearance…

…..however, mine does not have the pretty details in the legs and top.

Here is my before:



I really love how the “Old Ochre” fit well in the color scheme of the room…

…..and my paint specialist also recommended that I put dark wax on the drawer fronts…great idea!!




And of course you have to have a different “look” for the tablescape…

…..like getting a new hat with a new dress.


I totally went in a different direction from all my crystal pieces…

…..to more of a casual feel….Do you like it?


I shopped the house and came up with this vignette…



My hubby came up from his office and said that he really liked it!

Whew!..that is great, coming from a guy who is a very symmetrical, “matchy matchy” kind of guy!




So there you have it…I took the plunge and painted the table…thanks to lots of inspiration…

…..and coaxing from the paint specialist that I can do it…


Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend…

…..and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

I will be spending that day with the my granddaughter..as it is her birthday as well!!!

Now on to do a St. Patrick’s Day vignette…better late than never!

Thanks for visiting!!

Oh…and my giveaway is still going on…See my posts on the HGTV Dream Home Part 1 and 2..

Post Script:

After an email from “Candice and Sarah”…

I changed the vignette around, losing the magazine (thought I would add some color)…

When bringing the basket forward, the topiary was in the way of TV viewing…can’t have that!!…


I am joining:

A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

DIY by Design Swing Into Spring

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays