The table before.
This table has been a custom mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for a couple of years. And then one day I was feeling blueeeee, and so I painted it. I had this little sample container of several of the Annie Sloan Blues for over a year, and this color Aubusson Blue really spoke to me this day, and so it is. It took an afternoon. I started by lightly brushing some paint here and there in one area at a time, and with a damp rag I rubbed it in, almost like a stain.
I moved around the piece doing one side at a time and then I did the top. I applied two coats. After the paint dried which took about 30 minutes I then applied a coat of clear wax, one side at a time. Almost immediately I used some 220 grit sandpaper to do some very light distressing. I didn’t want to compete with the white round table that I just painted and did heavier distressing on. But I did want to see some of the grey and some of the wood come through where it would naturally. Then I coated and buffed in a coat of wax, 10 parts clear to 1 part dark. I don’t like a dark, dirty, look to my pieces, so I really thin out my dark wax. Sometimes I don’t even use it. Then I gave my piece a good buff all over. Set it in place, and added décor.
You can see the tiny container of paint I was using. About the size of a bottle of ink, and I did not even use half of it. You can also see in this picture I keep a can of dark mix, which is the 10 to 1 mixture I told you about.
The table in blue really adds a lovely pop of color to the room. Excuse my cord please, I didn’t hide it as of these pictures.
Over all I adore the piece and I am glad I spent the afternoon painting it. I did not even use half of the sample, this paint does go really far. I hope this post inspires you to paint something for Spring.
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