|This table used to seem so big!|
Well, I hadn't quite given up on this table, but for the last few years, it's been out of the rotation... When I rearranged my furniture to cope with having to actually live in the same house longer than two years, the coffee table I had scored for free just didn't fit in the living room any more, so I kicked it to the curb. I dragged this out of the basement storage and tried it on for size. It had just the right proportions for the space, but the color was all wrong.
So, I decided to break down and try Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Yes, people I know have made their own version of this and loved it well enough, but I wanted to see what all the hype was about. There just happens to be only three ASCP (you know what that means if you've been looking closely) stockists in all of our state of Hesse, Germany. One just happens to be here in Wiesbaden, at At Home Shabby.
So, here's the progress, and very little commentary...
|The table shrank, right?|
|Go here, if you're ever in town!|
|It was a great day to be outside, so I got some help from the neighbors!|
|It dried FAST on a windy, sunny day.|
|I was purposely sloppy and liked the red peeking through.|
|After the blue dried, I added Old White with a dry-brush.|
|Clear Wax to seal, Dark Wax to antique, then sealed again with Clear Wax.|
|The table fits, and looks great!|
This table may just be an island in my river. I've kept it for nearly 6 years, and it feels brand new!