Saturday, April 14, 2012

Beachy Blue Table

A family friend, Karen, gave this white table to me through my mother-in-law.  It sat for a little while before I decided what to do with it.  It looks like just a plain white table, but this went through college with her son, so believe me, it was gross.  

I decided to use Aubusson chalk paint on it, with Paris Grey underneath.  Here it is with painted bottom and stripped top.  For the top I used a gel stripper and sanded the rest off:

Then I pickled it to age it quickly, then used whitewashes of both grey and blue:


I liked the end result but decided it was too cool so I decided to slap on a coat of dark wax over the entire thing.

Here's the final result:  
             

The picture really doesn't do it justice, but the top is a beautiful blend of warm and cool tones, with occasional hints of blue:

This piece will actually be for sale as soon as I decide on a price!  I actually have two chairs I could do to go with the table.  Should I do them matching or something different but coordinating?  What do you think?  Should I chuck the whole chair idea?

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