A week ago or so I got an email from Alex. He lives in the same town and stumbled across the blog. He’s a furniture painter too and wanted to know if I carried the pain in my home. I literally had just that day taken it up to Court of Shoppes and set it up so I told him that and gave him directions (lucky for me it’s super close to where we live). The next morning I was up finishing up a few things and up walks this nice man. After a quick chat, I find out it was Alex- how fun! Why am I telling you this? Well, I asked him to please let me know what he thought of the paint. This is what I got a few days later:
Isn’t it amazing?! He was even kind enough to share how he did it.
van Gogh (turquoise color) is the base then Chalk as an accent, after that I distressed it a bit with sand paper. Then clear wax and then dark wax (both a different brand I have left over) as the top coat. That’s what gives it most of it’s weathered look.
He painted the first coat erratically, every which way back and forth and went as far as to splatter paint on which really gives it a 3rd dimension that the dark wax stays in and you get a lot of the dark spots/areas.
There you have it- Don’t be afraid to experiment because look what you might end up with. I think this table looks like the fabulous Patina you find on copper roofs and statues. He’s already started a second piece and I can’t wait to see what he does with that one!
It’s for sale too! Let me know if you’re interested and I can put you in touch.