I loved the style of this side table, such graceful legs
The top had a bumpy kindof finish so I decided to play on that and do my textured hide. Here the black plaster is drying after being scraped through cheesecloth
A sample I decided on – I’ll get there by dry brushing the black plaster with a mix of metallic silver and champagne paint, and a medium oak Liberon wax-
I painted the base Ce Ce Caldwell Young Kansas Wheat with a dry brushing of Ce Ce Caldwell Vintage White then sanded a little and wiped back with a wet rag
Loved that combo – so shabby and crisp
I decided to antique it with a toning glaze to warm it up… I liked the warmed up color too
and liked the top
but DIDN’T like them together… Nope, it wasn’t working for me.
This is where a silver finish makes everything perfect!
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!
Sometimes I’ll decide on a color or combo finish that doesn’t quite turn out how I’d envisioned… like this one! When that happens? I keep working at it – revise it until you love it!
With all these great DIY paint products, you can do that – paint right over what you have, and create an even better finish!
The first plan
Changing the base to a silver finish makes the whole piece come together, just how I wanted it to
To achieve this silver finish, I used my Reclaim Mocha (Caromal Colours) and brushed one coat OVER the existing finish . The Reclaim will bond to any surface (previously painted, raw, metal, plastic etc ) When the mocha was dry I painted one layer of a metallic silver mix (Modern Masters silver and champagne) and when that was dry I brushed on Toner (Caromal Colours) and wiped it off.
It sounds complicated but its not
I carry sampler sizes that will do smaller pieces like this, you can find those products as well as full stock of CeCe Caldwell Chalk and Clay Paints in my online store.
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