Several months ago we started an end table , brushing on one coat of Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Wisteria. The plan was to do a white base and a weathered, layered top that was kindof a coastal green, like this one I did awhile back
I managed to get my hands on a few of the new Monahan botanical papers that are on order – I HAD to find a piece to use them on…
That table we’d started months ago was perfect-
I ripped the paper to fit, (love that they are oversized) and then adhered it to the drawer front using modge podge
I found the modge thicker than I liked, and when I did these stars, I tried Caromal’s Reclaim sealer with a squirt of elmers glue in it and it worked great-
Now for the top – I wanted the top of this table to pull the greens of this paper
I grabbed the Textured Basecoats, as I knew the body would be the same type paint. I grabbed the black (peppercorn) and sage (cobblestone)
and started there –
I wasn’t sure of the color, so I pulled out a little mint green (bayberry) and bright blue (blueberry), and even a little pale yellow (mustard)
All blended, and drying…. at this point I’m certain it ISNT the color I’m shooting for….
I light sand it, to give it a nice smooth feel, and it pops through some of the white under texture –
the base was painted with Textured Basecoat Parchment, a great neutral color that would go nicely with the aged paper. I light sand the top and the body, an unnecessary step but one I always take because it softens the paint finish looks more ‘finished’
and I put the drawer back to see where I’m at….
and mix both as I brush on a coat
I brush it on the whole top, then take a dry cloth to wipe it back
NOOOOOOooooooooo….. its NOT the color I wanted….. army kakhi….. I’ll have to figure something else out….
I continue on and glaze the body-
you can see the subtle difference – the side is unglazed, the front legs are
what a great great paper….
I dry brushed the original hardware with the Parchment, and hit them with the glaze as well –
Timeless combination –
Rue la la….
Darn that kakhi color…..
When the glaze dried, I brushed over the whole top with a combination of lovely green American Paint clay chalk paints – National Forest, Home Turf, and Nana’s Cupboard, and a yellow A-maizing , and worked to cover up that kakhi color –
I sanded it
Looks lifeless, but not for long –
I break out my favorite wax – American Paint’s Clear Wax, and mix it with a little of their Dark Wax, and apply that over the top
An old piece of wood, held underneath the furniture edge, keeps the wax from hitting the drawer and sides
I use my chip brush to work that wax in, I don’t like to heavily paint it on, that wastes too much –
Wax is on
Now I lightly wipe, with a dry cloth, to get that bit of excess off. Don’t leave excess wax on your piece, it will never dry and will remain tacky
That’s much better! When it dries I’ll give it a buff…
back to glaze the rest, brush on wipe off
can’t get any easier than that…
Buffed, so many colors coming through – even the texture of the first coat of white –
The papers will be accompanying a new line of paints from Caromal Colours, in collaboration with Monahan Papers -called the Botanical Collection (you can read about that here BOTANICALS)
I would venture to guess the two greens, Boxwood and Moss, might be a perfect compliment to these aged botanical papers
In the mean time, I love how this turned out –
Happy first day of October!
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