" good for you honey " save the landfill - save some money .....................
And then she brought it to me - and I thought " oh oh - I've created a bit of a monster here - I mean surely there are limits on what you grab?
It has to meet with some kind of criteria before throwing it in your trunk?
Apparently not.....................oh my kid's have such faith in me
But after it was sanded and corners were glued back down it seemed a little more do-able
I painted it paris grey and white ( Annie Sloan always )
For the lighter part - I painted it grey first - then dry brushed white over all of it
For the darker part - I painted the grey - then went over it with graphite - and then took a damp cloth and
ran it along the table following the wood grain.................giving it a very " worn " look
this look ( in real life - probably not so much in my terrible photos ) give the effect of a zinc like finish
I discovered this technique once by accident - when I decided to paint something graphite and didn't like it.
I panicked and tried to wash it off - and this was the result.
Don't underestimate the power of mistakes - I think Einstein may have started off like this.................
( and he and I have a lot in common )
The beauty of this technique is there's no " rules " ( I hate rules ) too white? Slap on some more grey!
too grey? Slap on some more white! to white? Slap on some more grey!
Granted you have to know when to stop slapping or you could just go on doing it forever lol
Oh look - a book on Steve Jobs - you see? I surround myself with geniuses.
But I prefer the photo on the back of the cover
a little better right?
I know it's not a look for everyone because
John says - well you made it look old again.....................
Do you think Annie Sloan started this craze so that she could get people all over the world to paint all their furniture - and then in 10 years she'll come out with a product that removes it all down to the wood?
You all have a great weekend !!!
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