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!
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