When I first spotted this table, it was tucked in a very dark corner of an antique store. It seemed to have been forgotten over there, but I could see the glint of brass and I really loved the round shape.
I also loved the bamboo detailing. The wood had a great quality, the antique dealer told me it was fruit wood. It is a very heavy, solid piece by Weiman (from the 60s). As you can see, it wasn’t in the best condition on top and in the front:
Some damage on the front:
I thought this would be a perfect candidate for an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint makeover. You all know how much I love blues and soft sea glass colors, but I had another vision for this piece. Antibes! Annie Sloan’s bright green which she named for a town on the French Riviera and the color was inspired by 20th century paintings.
|My assistant, Conor.|
The cabinet is so big that Conor thought it would be a fun hideout or club house. Then I got painting. I really wanted to do a rustic finish on this piece to give it some age.
So I added texture by swirling the paint and also painting strokes and then dragging the brush through as in the photo below:
Here’s how the paint looked with out the dark wax:
|Antibes without dark wax|
Before I started I knew I wanted to do the dark wax which is why I did the textured effect. The wax will go into all the grooves and texture I created. I did two coats of clear wax and then did dark wax in sections.
|ASCP dark wax|
Here you can see the difference the dark wax makes:
|clear wax on left, dark wax on right|