I blogged about this “Stylishly Swedish” table redo on May 6, 2013.  As a reminder I re-stained the top of the table, painted and dark waxed the legs for my lovely friend, who is Scandinavian.  Her decor sensibility has certainly been influenced by her heritage and I’m grateful she sent me this photo.

The woven cloth on the table is from a  resale shop in Sweden ~ how cool is that!  The table also sports a Swedish Easter Tree called a Paaskris. According to a “Nordic Roots” website, birch switches were originally used for flagellation in order to remember Christ’s pain on the cross.  Today the birch branches are hung with colored feathers, little eggs, chicks and witches as decoration in Scandinavian countries.

The above is the table before and below are the after photos.

I’m thrilled that I get to see my good friend tomorrow as she’ll be in town for just the day.