Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Chalk Paint strikes again!

Here is my tall side table 'before.' It is a cute little thing but someone didn't take good care of it.

I'm showing all the dings and wear because the awesome ASCP allowed me to dive into painting without any of that boring sanding and stripping. Using Duck Egg Blue I dragged the brush over the legs, not worrying about coverage, since I wanted a rustic look. It turned out perfect.

The next step was the checkerboard legs. I masked off the legs with automotive tape. It's more flexible than painters tape, I think. I used Old White for the checks and Aubusson Blue for the accents. When I pulled the tape off I got random patches of chippiness.

Next, the top. I covered the top and inside the drawer with Paris Grey, then Used Old White for the checks and Aubusson Blue for the accents. I'm loving these three colors together. For the feet and the border on top, I used Graphite.

A good, solid coating of wax and some spray sealer on top (for extra protection) and my little table was done!

Onto etsy.com this one goes. I'll hate to see it go but I'm enjoying looking at it in my living room while I can!

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  1. This turned out great! I'm a big fan...especially after I saw your union jack chest. Perfection!
    Have a great day!

  2. Oh my gosh - this is beyond fabulous!! It's pretty and whimsical.....and I would not be able to walk by it in a shop.

    I'm your newest follower. :)

  3. Oooohhh, BEAUTIFUL job on this! Wouldn't it be great in a little boy's room!?

    Deborah ♥♥ (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/... hope you can drop by and say hi!)

  4. PS...would just LOVE to see a step-by-step of how you painted it!

  5. Absolutely beautiful! I think you did a fantastic job. God bless x

  6. I am kindred spirit! I love finding other artists/people who share my addiction, um I mean (cough, cough), passion for using furniture as canvas, especially salvaged furniture. So glad I found your blog! Following along now so that I don't miss a beet! Mary @ The Decorative Paintbrush

  7. Just found your blog and the furniture is wonderful. Also a decorative artist and painting is such a wonderful passion! Now going into water colors! I just signed up to get your blog via email, but can you please change it to annettetracy@roadrunner.com. I have no idea why it's going thru gmail. Thanks, and Happy Painting! Annette