In my process of Going White.......
I didn't know what this kind of piece was called so googled a bit and lo and behold, its not an English side table as I had thought, but a French one! How did that happen? My housemate bought that piece and sorry I didn't take before pics, but picture just brown!....all brown.
I did it allover in AS Old Ochre, and then it looked nice but boring, :D, so I decided to do a dry wash/rub with the sample pot of Coco and I loved it immediately, it looked like it had an old dark wax finish and the housemate said it looked antique right away. I got online for some inspiration and saw a few that had stencils, and yes, that's what I've been doing alot of here lately and so I did some in 10 minutes with Old White....and loved it! Then because I accidentally got some OLD White onto the drawer as I was brushing the handles, I liked that so I dry brushed more white onto it and it brings out the contrasts of the Coco and the stencil a bit more. I just have to wax it and I think I'm going to add some acrylic paint in burnt umber to my clear wax for more texture and detailing and antiquing but I'll do that tomorrow....when I can find the dang thing because the gremlins here have taken that for fun it seems........but here are the pics.....
Actually here is one of the terribly blurry and dark pics of the before and this table is on the far left with the lamp on it.
Is it ok? should I do something else? opinions would be nice. :D
"JUST" 3 more pieces to go and then I can begin playing with decor and Xmas and with all the pretty things I've had that will look so much better. I give myself another week. I really want to get back to making my clothes.
I almost forgot.....I took a few pics of the Queen Anne Console, not good ones, but another piece done and not making a separate post about it....here is a blurry before ......
and now....I did it also Annie Sloan Old White with Old Ochre for the drawers and small panels.
I decided to make this a Xmas table. Its going to get cut pine, and cloches and candles.....I will play and see.
That white bookcase is going to goodwill along with most of what is on there and the bookcase behind it is going to get painted last.....sigh.....there is an end to all this, right?
Yesterday I got the softest most delicious crushed tulle in a "Champagne" color that looks like a very brownish pink I was able to get because while I was online paying for silver ribbon to finish up my pink ornaments, (post soon) a really nice (Angel) lady gave me her 60% off coupon from Joanne's and I was able to get a beautiful 8 yards for $16.00! THAT was a sweet moment. But this color is a brownish pink.......wait....in describing it, it sounds very similar to "Antoinette" by Annie Sloan, let me check.....OMG it is! and I've had my eye on this crushed tulle for a year!
Took some pics of that too LOL Look at this! oodles of luscious pink softness and luxury....
"Champagne" crushed Tulle and AS "Antoinette" Chalk Paint....perfect match in color.
this most delicious, precious, soft, feminine, luxury is now renamed my "Antoinette Tulle" :D:D love it!
and finally a gorgeous prism from the morning south window that went through the crochet curtain on the door to the wall.....what a beautiful pattern and colors! Prisms are fun people! just fun! the round ones, Swarovski.....I highly recommend them as a MUST HAVE in life! :D:D:D
Have a magical Day!
am sharing this with TIMEWASHED: Blissful Whites Wednesday!
and with Savvy Southern Style
and with Shades of Amber
and with Shabby Art Boutique
and with FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE
and with Mod Vintage Life
- Lady of the Woods
- "Where better to care for the soul than in the details of our daily lives?....The soul has an absolute, unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment. It requires them like the body needs food and the mind needs thought... An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sense of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant." ~ Thomas Moore.