Friday, September 23, 2011

A Mixture of Paints

This little table was a flea market find in the spring that I'm just now getting around to painting.
It was a dirty white with some gold stripes when I found it, so I painted the
entire table with Caromal Colours Reclaim paint in the Mocha color, which
basically is just a nice brown.  I wanted to cover up the white and gold so I could
get it to a stage that I could work with.  I couldn't decide what color to put
over it until I was at the Springfield Extravaganza Flea market last
weekend and a vendor there from the Dayton area was selling the Annie Sloan
paint, which I had never tried.  Since it was available to buy on-the-spot, I
decided to pick up a quart and I choose the color "Versailles", which is
a soft olive green.  

These pictures aren't the best since my house gets such poor natural light in
the summer.  I didn't realize the color was so similar to my wall color
so the contrast here isn't the best to show you what this color really looks like.
I do like the way the chalk paint sands out when you distress it.  I have 
always liked chalky paints and how they sand so smooth, but it sure
did make a dusty mess.

Isn't this the prettiest little tray?  I ordered them to sell at the store and they
make the perfect container for small displays.  Well- off to the store
for both items.

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Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

What a great table and restyle.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I think it looks really pretty Cindy! I am not familiar with that other paint you mentioned. I have been doing a lot of painting of furniture for myself and then I got involved in doing a vanity for my granddaughter. Trying to finish everything up before it gets to chilly in the garage. I wanted to go to Springfield Extravaganza and believe it or not, I was in Springfield last Saturday but I was at an all day get together with friends from high school. I guess I saved some money...
Hope you are doing well and enjoying this cooler weather!~Hugs, Patti

Willow said...

Love the table and the arrangement.

Anonymous said...

Cindy - I love the table. It has such pretty legs and you did a great job with the painting as usual. Did you notice any difference in the Annie Sloan paint compared with the one you usually use?

I won Annie Sloan's book "Creating the french Look" from Debbie at Confessions of a Plate addict. Looking forward to trying a few techniques on several pieces that I have been wanting to paint.

Hope all is well your way. We took some time off last week to go camping- was so beautiful as the colors are changing and we went to an area that we had not discovered yet - God certainly does beautiful beautifully!

bee blessed

Pamela said...

Love, love! Your eye for seeing the potential is a gift.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi! I just stumbled onto your site and what a great blog you have!! I love what you did with this table! Just beautiful! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! Many blessings to you!!

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