Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ebony and Ivory

Live together in perfect harmony - on my coffee tables!
I think this is my favorite all time color combination - with everything actually - I love it in home decor -  shoes - clothing - linen -  I even love black and white photos!
So it was a no-brainer on what to do with these homely looking things



I used ASCP Graphite on the top - and old white on the bottom -
Stencil was done in old white - with a wash of Graphite over the surface - to give it a " smudged aged " look
That streaky look is intentional and looks quite lovely in person ( not so much in the photos I know ) but
it looks like it has depth because of it.  The glare of the photos makes it look too defined but it isn't at all!
And of course waxed

and ready to sell

Sometimes - just sometimes - it's ok to see things in Black and White!
Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Love the table,I have not used the graphite colour yet, it looks great with the white. you are so good with those stencils, I suck at it.
    Great job Suz, I see your a night owl too. hugs Tobey

  2. Lovely combo. I just did a unit for the store with a Graphite base and a dry brush of old white. It's a lovely effect.
    Up can't sleep either Lol
    Caroline xxx

  3. YOu transformed your table beautifully! LOVE the color combination and the motif you chose!!! Stunning! Please join me Wednesday evenings for my weekly linky TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS... your table would be a lovey welcomed addition!

    1. Thanks so much Yvonne - I'll see you Wednesday for sure - thanks for the invitation!

  4. Beautiful! My favorite color combo!

  5. ooo, you did it again - turned a blah piece to "ahh"! Just lovely! Have a great week!
    hugs, Cecilia

  6. Your work is always beautiful. I love this!

  7. Nicely done, like your artichoke sculptures too!

  8. How cute is that!! I love the graphite on the top...I am thinking that my new fave colours all revolve around shades of grey.

  9. That is just lovely! I wish you lived next door. LOL
    Have a great Monday, Suzan!

  10. Actually, you're wrong, the graphite wash on the stencilling looks amazing!! That table went from blah to beautiful!

    Hope you have a great week, my friend!

  11. love love love it my absolute favorite combination great job

  12. looks lovely, i love grey and white!

  13. I love this!! Great job! And I like the decor you placed on top, too.


    1. thanks so much Meredith!!! ( I like my artichokes too - use them on everything tee hee )

  14. Hi Suzan.another beautiful job.I also like this colour comboalways looks so fresh.One day when the Little Man has grown up and left home and maybe he can take Kevin ha ha I will have a house full of beautiful furniture like this until then I will put up with colours that hide the Boy mess if you know what I mean.-love dee x

  15. Looks great. I too am an ivory and ebony lover, and graphite is one of my favorite Annie Sloane colors.

  16. Gorgeous redo, I love black and white too. Now any accessories will look great too. Outta the park friend!

    xoxo, Tanya

  17. Love it, Suzy. I just got a great solid pine coffee table off Kijiji and was thinking of doing something similar. Yours looks great.

  18. What??? No words from the Peanut Gallery on this one???? lol!

    Beautiful job, Suzan!!!! Very chic!

    Have a happy week, sweetie!

    xoxo laurie

  19. Amazing, I love the colors and the pattern. Nice work!

  20. What a pretty ebony and ivory table--I love the design on the top!

  21. You know I think you can never have too much black and white and these are just perfect in my mind!

  22. so elegant! but now i can't get the SNL skit of ebony and ivory out of my head with eddie murphy and joe piscopo.

  23. Hi Suzan!!

    I used to never have black in decorating because I always thought it was negative, but, now my bedroom is done with black being a primary color.

    I love this table!!


  24. Love it! So elegant!


  25. Beautiful!!


  26. New follower from Think Tank Thursday. Would love for you to come by and follow back?

  27. Hello from Thursday Favorite Things. You did an awesome job. Love the color combinations.

  28. oh my talented friend it looks fabulous! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. xo

  29. You have done another beautiful job Suzan. Thanks so much for sharing at Transformed Tuesday. I will be featuring you later this evening. Hugs. Peggy

  30. Hi Suzan,
    I love this table. I came out really nice. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party starts at 12:01AM on Wednesday. Have a great week.
    Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee's), Linda (Two Succulent Sisters)

  31. Suzy, Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful makeover table on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love the back and white. You are so creative, it turned out perfect!


    1. thanks SO much Jody for having me!!!

  32. You are a STAR today over at I Gotta Create! I'm featuring your beautiful table. The stencil makes me think of snowflakes this season. Thanks so much for linking up at the party.

    <3 Christina

  33. OH, I loved the stencil! What a great added touch! The whole things turned out so beautiful. Great job!

  34. Oh wow, it's gorgeous!! I love how it turned out!
    Debbie :)

  35. Even though I also do DIY furniture, I am not a huge fan of chalk paint. I use it occasionally but I have to say this is a great job and it is not overkill as many chalk paint attempts are. I really like how you used the Graphite. It looks fabulous. I may even have to try it on my next project. This my first time visiting and a new follower.


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