|Colette Coffee Table (After)|
The tea is poured and the croissants are baked. Colette is ready for tea, are you? She is my latest furniture makeover, but she wasn't looking so bright and happy a few days ago.
Here is Colette before:
|Colette Coffee Table (Before)|
Brown and boring you might say. Definitely not ready for tea in the above photo. So I started first with my ASCP in Provence. Provence is a really, really beautiful blue. Almost like the Tiffany's box. A rich, jewel color. If you follow me on facebook, you got this sneak peek:
I decided to make the top quite rustic looking with lots of texture. I did this by stippling the brush and also brushing back while the paint was still drying.
Once the paint was dry I did two coats of clear wax and then added some tinted Olive wax (by mixing Olive paint and clear wax).
I liked the look but wanted to deepen the tone so I added some dark wax and wiped away the excess. Here's a look at the top with texture and waxes:
Can you see the texture? I also love Colette's brass feet.
You know how much I love my gilding wax, so I got it out and highlighted some details in gold. What girl doesn't like bling?
Here are some more photos of the details:
And a side view:
What do you think of her? I'm donating Colette to The 2012 Scituate Food Pantry Benefit which is being held at the Maritime Center in Scituate on Saturday, May 19th. I encourage as many as possible to attend and would love you to bid on Colette, your support of the auction could help so many lives in our local community.