Wednesday, September 12, 2012

All About Detail...

One of the things I look for in furniture is detail.  When I walked by this table, I instantly saw the potential!

 I started off by lightly sanding the whole piece.  Next, I mixed up my own chalk paint in a blue/grey.  I gave it two coats, and then lightly distressed it.  Then I used black glaze to make the details pop!  It's crazy how big of a difference the glaze makes. Finished by giving it a coat of wax.

The hardware wasn't working for me, so I spray painted it with a brushed nickle finish.  Again, I used glaze to make the details pop!

Check out the detail!  Love it!


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    1. Thanks Cassie! I mixed a blue and a grey that I had on hand! I am new to this whole blogging thing! Thanks for the encouragement! Just to let you know that you are number 1 on my favorites list!!! You are the best!

  2. Gorgeous, I love the colour of blue that you came up with! Any before photos? :)

    Also I think you might get more comments if you turned off the comment verification (where you have to type words to prove you're not a robot). It can be hard for people to see those letters. I turned it off awhile ago and just manually delete the one or two spams I've ever gotten - I think I got more comments after I turned it off :)

    1. (I mean, turned it off on my blog awhile ago)

    2. Thanks Callie! I am so new to this whole blogging thing! Any advice helps!!! I turned it off! I can't stand those things!

      I didn't take a before picture. I keep forgetting... But I did remember for my next projects!!! Thanks again!!

  3. What a beautiful color!!! I did a buffet/hutch in that style - it's so perfect for detailing!
    Great job

  4. Lovely work but I couldn't help but notice that cute yellow hydrant! :D