Emperor’s Silk Accent Table Makeover

Good Monday, everyone!  I hope you had a super weekend — we had almost no break from the rain, so I still have projects waiting in the wings.  But I did enjoy some time watching Wimbeldon (Yay, Andy Murray!!) and had a fun movies and pizza night with my Peeps.  And this little lovely has appeared on my new knock out rose bushes I planted in our retaining wall bed!  #allthatrainwasgoodforsomething

If you follow me on Instagram, you got a peek of a new-to-me chalk paint color, Emperor’s Silk.  I was dying to try it on something and this little accent table was the perfect candidate.

Please ignore that nasty green mildew on my driveway and garage… we pressure washed a few months ago and I swear it’s been raining ever since!  Yuk.

Anyhoo, there she was.  Begging to be made a star.  So I obliged.

She’s a feisty little thing now, isn’t she??

Confession:  this looks almost coral when it’s wet.  And I got a little scared.  Because I wanted red.  But it dried into a deeper red and after two coats, a little distressing, and a coat of clear wax, it was perfection.

Such a great size and now she’s got sass, too.

Here she is again…


She’s been in my booth for about 10 days now and is such a fun pop of color…

Yesterday at church we had a Pilgrims’ Blessing service and this week I’m packing my boy for his pilgrimage to Spain… I have some mixed feelings about this trip, but I know it will be an amazing experience for him.   God gave me a wonderful reminder of what this journey is about for the youth and for our parish… He’s good like that.  They depart on Thursday, so I’m asking for your prayers.   Lots to do in the meantime!

Onward… what’s on tap for your week??

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  1. love it! it’s the perfect little piece to do in a fun color! the distressing looks awesome!
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  2. Kelly Palmer says

    We just back from 9 days in Florida visiting with our children and grandchildren so this week is all about getting back into the “groove”. I will keep your son in my prayers. Have a great week Heidi!

  3. Thank you for showing this. I have the emperors silk and wondered how it would look when dried. What an adorable table and it looks great in that color.

  4. I love Emperor’s Silk and the table turned out gorgeous as “royalty”….Prayers for your son’s safe journey to Spain..it will be a trip that he will treasure forever!…I know it is hard to imagine your son go so far away…I went through that when my son went to Europe to play soccer in the German Cup…but moms always worry…it’s our right!
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  5. Sabrina W. says

    I think that little table looks better in your little family room nook than in your booth 😀 Prayers for Jack on their way!

  6. Love it~!!!!!
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  7. Love that little red table! Now I want one!
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  8. Wow! I thought I was struggling just having my kids both go off to camp this week. Spain!! That’s so amazing! He will have an incredible time and I will pray for him as he travels and for you to have peace of heart/mind while he is gone. 🙂 AND the table is darling!
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  9. That red finish is perfection! It looks beautiful in your booth.
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