Thursday, May 22, 2014

Provence & Gold = Gorgeous

If you're wondering what has happened to me and my blog...well, it's my photography!  It's giving me a fit...I want my pictures to be pretty.  Figuring out settings, lighting and editing just don't come easily for me.  To find some acceptable pictures and then write about it is becoming a chore.  Anyway, I still love painting and if I can write a post every now and then that is helpful to at least one person, then the 'chore' is so worth it!  

I found a pretty little table in a thrift store.  Unfortunately, I forgot the 'before' pics...but it was brown and tired!  I haven't done much with layering lately or painted anything in Provence, so let's get this party started!

I first painted the entire piece in ASCP Old Ochre and then a coat of ASCP Provence.


This is the first picture of the 'in progess".  It also shows a little ASCP Old White in the curves and crevices and some slight distressing. This was my original vision at this stage...but I just wasn't feeling it.  It just needed a little something else.

How about a little gold gilding wax on the high points...and maybe some General Finishes glaze to deepen the color value a bit?




I love how the chalk paint creates some texture for the the glaze to take hold of.  And hints of Old White in the crevices helps to emphasize the beautiful curves of this lovely table.

I added just a smidge of the gold gilding wax on the very edge of the table top...



And here she is in her entirety!


I regret not having a 'before' picture.  I am still amazed at how paint can transform a piece!

Thanks for stopping by!

Robin

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17 comments:

  1. So gorgeous! Love it and the way you transformed it!

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    1. Thanks, Darrielle! These pieces are truly a work in progress, until they're done!

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  2. It looks so much better with the glazing and gold gilding. I love the patina. Great job Robin.

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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    1. Thanks, Mary! Sometimes I just don't know when 'enough is enough', but I think my 'fiddling' with it helped make it just a bit more beautiful!

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  3. I know I told you before but this piece is so stinking pretty. Love the layers! Truly the work of an artist. :) And, your pictures are lovely, too. ;)

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    1. Aw, Lisa, you are always so kind and supportive! As always, Thank You! :)

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  4. It looks beautiful! Photography isn't easy for me either. My house is small, so all my pictures have to be taken outside. I still do it though:) It's more for me! Kinda like my furniture diary! Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! I always bring my pieces inside for the finishing touches and am getting too old to haul them back outside for the 'photo shoot'! The natural light would be so much better than the room I currently use! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  5. It's really beautiful Robin. Love the colour mix and layers

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