Tuesday, April 10, 2012

ANOTHER CHALK PAINT PROJECT


Again, I forgot to get BEFORE pictures before jumping into redoing this sweeeet table.  
The top had been painted a terrible kelly green enamel and the rest was done in white enamel.  So, to keep from having to do lots of prep work, I decided to use chalk paint on this one.  And, it worked amazingly yet again!!!  8-)

I used the plaster of Paris recipe which is given HERE.  The paint, I had mixed , using a deep turquoise and adding white to make a prettier, softer color.  I put on two coats, sanding between coats.  And, since I love the soft chalky look, I didn't wax or do any other kind of finish.  If you want, you can add a finish, but it changes the soft look.  

This neat old piece still sported its original label on the bottom saying, Maddox Table Company, Jamestown, N.Y.  After a little research, I believe this to have been produced between the late 1800's and no later than the 1920's.   Just look at the detail.


Sanding a little around the edges allowed the white and green to show through.



Add items that match and she's ready to use.


See ya'll soon with more makeovers.  8-)



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29 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful table and thanks for sharing the paint recipe's. Hugs

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  2. So pretty! I have a similar table waiting for me to tackle... and I was thinking of painting it turquoise, too :-)

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    1. I've been painting everything TURQUOISE......all different shades. I've gotta quit. But, I love it. Thanks, Cynthia, for stopping by. 8-)

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  3. Candy: Your table looks great. We just finished some chairs in black using the calcium carbonate method. Really, really happy. Don't want to go back to just plain old paint..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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    1. Thanks, Judy. I haven't tried that recipe yet. That'll have to be my next experiment. COME BACK TO VISIT SOON. 8-)

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  4. Love the color! The whole wax thing stupifies me....what wax do you use when you do use wax?

    Kathleen

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    1. Thanks CBD, Im not near a Annie Sloan dealer. Most folks are raving about her wax, so you might wanna try that. I just bought Johnson paste wax........and it works fine. Add a little burnt umber oil paint to give things the aged look. Good Luck.

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  5. Great table. I didn't make it up there last week, so maybe later this week. Take care!

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    1. Thanks, Amy. Hope to see you soon. Been one busy day here today. 8-)

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  6. Love the colour!
    I made chalk paint as well and am finishing up some projects now and thanks to you, it's been so much fun!

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    1. Ahhhh, thanks Sayuri. I'm so glad you tried the home made. You need to post pics. Let me know when you do.

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    2. Candy, I just put some pics in my blog.
      Please come read and let me know what do you think!
      http://vintagebreeze.blogspot.ca/2012/04/homemade-chalk-paint-servers-bufftet.html

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  7. Love the table now, it's perfect! I love that soft feeling of naked chalk paint too, makes me want to pet it all the time lol

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    1. LOL...........cute. But, I know what you mean. I have to feeeeel it when I pass by.

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  8. Aren't they pretty. That's how I know this one is a female. 8-)

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  9. Candy,
    I love all your paint projects! I included you in my Leibster Blog award. You are so talented.
    Blessings to you,
    Lisa

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  10. Lisa, Thanks so very much, Lisa. I feel honored that you've passed this to me. 8-)

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  11. What a cute little table! I love the color!

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    1. Thanks so much Pam. I had that one mixed and THEN mixed it with plaster of Paris to make it into chalk paint. 8-)

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  12. Love that color!!! Thanks for visiting me - am following you back!

    Jeanine

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    1. THANKS Jeanine!!!! and WELCOME!!! 8-)

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  13. Kudos on this one!!!! Perfect adorable vintage color!!
    M.L.

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    1. Thanks, M.L.. I had that one mixed and was very pleased with the way it turned out. COME BACK TO VISIT SOON.!!!

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  14. What's the name and brand of the turquoise paint color?

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    1. Linda, I had the paint mixed special. But, I will get the brand for you when I get back home. I did mix it with Plaster of Paris to make it into chalk paint. I'll get back to you and if I forget, please just email me at PICKINandPAINTIN@gmail.com. Thanks for the interest.

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