LAYERING PAINT ON A SOFA TABLE - driftwood grey and antiqued white

 

This console was painted in layers. The focus was to play with the paint finish and I had a fun time doing it, mostly. Finding the right balance of color to enhance shape and techniques to achieve age is a job in it's self.  Let me share some details with you ....



I sprayed the entire table in Annie Sloan FRENCH LINEN. 
It's a strong grey chalk paint with just a hint of green.

MORE ABOUT SPRAYING CHALK PAINT -

 

The top was the fun part and it is actually darker in person
 than these photos! I worked with streaking white and grey
 and dark wax over and over until I got a natural sun 
weathered worn board look. I do have a popular tutorial on 
achieving a similar weathered white wash finish here.
It's an older post using primer but there are some 
valuable tips that can be applied to similar applications.
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I then brush painted the base and column legs in AS OLD
 WHITE before distressed it back to the FRENCH LINEN
 and the darker wood underneath.



This chandelier was in quite bad repair, bent metal, frayed
 wires, and rusty bits yet had a certain appeal. I sprayed it
 down with the garden hose and knew I wanted to use it in
 styling some photos.
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BEFORE            AFTER



You can always follow along on 
INSTAGRAM @4_the_love_of_wood
where you get sneak peaks of what I am up to.


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