DREAMING OF THE SEASIDE - blue console table

 
I'm certainly in the mood for a vacation it seems.
Dreaming of the blue ocean waters, the sound of the shore birds, and my favorite sea shells.

 
So instead of packing our bags I'm painting and decorating in the seaside cottage theme.

 
This table and clock shown below were both painted in custom mixed blues
over a chippy white finish. The base color is ASCP Provence with whites and browns added.
 
 
To achieve a similar look:
you need a good thick white paint layer base (dry)
then chip large areas of the white off with a metal tool creating potholes in the finish
metal chips paint well
 
 
Once you have a horrible looking cow patchwork of missing white paint
cover that with your blue color and once dry sand back the areas you chipped the white away
this will highlight the potholes and show the surrounding edge in a halo of white
giving you a pretty time warn, beach weathered feel.
 
 
The table is just deep enough to use as a laptop desk or
placed in your front entry to make an overwhelming statement everytime you walk in. 

 
 
 


 
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4 comments:

  1. oh my you do take me away...to soft skies and smooth sand! So pretty!

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  2. What a beautiful post! Just gorgeous features! xo Diana

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  3. Beautiful blue color. Love the style of the console too.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  4. Gorgeous table - such pretty lines. I love the technique you used. Great post.

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