If you've been reading the blog for a while, you may know I have a thing for Brits! My hubby and my little boys for a start. Part of my heart truly belongs to that little country across the pond. It is where I fell in love, where I was married and where we started our life together. It was so wonderful seeing everyone there this summer. If you want to read a bit about our trip you can here, here and here. Anyway, I've painted a few union flags before:
John's British Bureau:
Kate (coffee table):
And now Jack. Gosh, where are my manners? Do you want to see what Jack was looking like before?!?
He was a little dated. I LOVE the legs and really that top, is just calling out for a union jack right? Oh, I know, Luke doesn't like me to call it a union jack unless it is on a ship so we'll just pretend "our Jack" is on a little boat, okay?!?
To create this look I used Chalk Paint® in Aubusson. If you don't know how to pronounce this think of Roy Orbisson -that is what Annie Sloan told us when she visited Boston. I painted the whole piece in this lovely French blue. Then I did the cross sections in Old Ochre Chalk Paint®. I wanted something a little more muted than pure white and old white.
|in progress - sorry about the poor basement lighting|
Here's how Jack came out!
Lovely paired with white arm chairs, feathers and Chinese pottery -
Here's one last look at Jack-
He's not my first and probably won't be my last Union Jack piece of furniture. I still think the stripes suit this Jack the Lad! What do you think?