Country Grey Table and Chair {& College Visits}

OK…so we visited and spent the day yesterday at another college.  The oldest public university in the U.S.

So. much. history.  Oh, how I love history!

By the time they got to showing and telling us about the two residence halls that were built in the 1700’s, and still have their original hardwoods, crown molding, high ceilings, and wainscoting…..I was deciding what I would like to  major in. I had it narrowed down to 2-3 choices when my son elbowed me and reminded me that we were there for him…not me!


So, I snapped out of it…..but had a little trouble the rest of the day.

Can you imagine? A DORM ROOM with hardwoods from 1793, crown molding, wainscoting, and high ceilings!!!???? And the original doors!???? Completely restored and refinished. Be still my heart…..I was ready to go back to school. Then I heard the word thesis, deadlines, research…….it was the only thing that caused me to change my mind.

Now that I’ve semi got my wits about me I thought I’d show you a few little projects.

{I’m sorry it’s not 1793 hardwoods, wainscoting, high ceilings, and crown molding. In. a. dorm. room.}

Here are two little pieces of furniture that I wanted to redo for our new master bath……a small vanity chair and 1/2 table….here they are before:

annie sloan chalk paint

annie sloan chalk paint

Here they are painted with ASCP in Country Grey….without any finish applied.  Just the paint:

annie sloan chalk paint

annie sloan chalk paint

Here they are in the bathroom after finishing them with ASCP dark wax:

annie sloan chalk paint

annie sloan chalk paint

annie sloan chalk paint

One of the lovely ladies from my small group Bible study sent me these pics of her project last week….and she had used Country Grey, too.  I think she did a fabulous job and her desk turned out great!  {Tara also finished her vintage desk with dark wax.}

annie sloan chalk paint

Well, I’m still all discombobulated ……. I might need a cold rag for my forehead.  Do you think they would let me move in and just be, maybe, like the resident artist/creative or something…without all the thesis and grades and exams, etc.?

Maybe if I got enough letters of recommendation…..


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12 thoughts on “Country Grey Table and Chair {& College Visits}

  1. Oh how I remember all those college visits. Each one had its own feel. I think I was more ready then they were to pull up a seat and stay. Good Luck!

  2. They came out super cute. Great eye kiddo! I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. I hope you can join us.


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