Friday, September 16, 2011

Chalk Paint. Paris Grey. Audrey.

~ Paris Grey ~
(i love you)
I painted the oak coffee table
I found at a flea market for $20 in this Chalk Paint pale grey color.
What a transformation!

After painting the coffee table, a large tray, a suitcase and a frame
there is still over half a quart left
(for more projects I'm working on...)
I've applied some coats of wax
I saw on another blog someone used
Johnson's Paste Wax instead of the more expensive chalk paint wax.
On the tray I experimented with adding some dark grey wood stain
mixed into the last layer of wax.
I still need to do the distressing, sanding, chipping the paint.
It's hard for me to get past the thought of 'ruining' a good paint job!
... but I love the look when others do it, so I'm going to do it.
really.  soon.  maybe.

I was hesitant to buy this paint which costs $39 for a quart.
But I'm glad I did, it covers so nicely in just one coat
and requires no sanding or priming!

I found this tray (formerly a table I think) at a yard sale for $3.

~ And then the suitcase ~
(see previous post)



KizzyDoll said...

That is amazing!! I love those pieces, what a difference some paint makes..beautiful job!! Wish you a great weekend xx

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

I just read your comment and then just RUSHED RIGHT OVER HERE!!!! OOO la la! How classy and GorGEouS these pieces look! The table looks like a true piece of French decor, and, of course, you know I love the suitcase, and the tray gives me great ideas...I've been buying these at yard sales for years and have about a dozen out in the barn! I'm glad you mentioned the Johnson's Paste wax, also,as I did not order the clear wax, only the dark wax. I've read some used Minwax, too. Well, now I'm waiting to see the next project. And I hope you buy the Emile color and do something with that! You're $39, I think I'll have to live vicariously through you!!!!!
Bravo, Violet!! :))

Cheryl said...

I knew that table would look great - well done on a really good job - I hope you have a warning notice up somewhere to warn anyone who stands still that they may end up being painted :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU do NOT know how BIG I am smiling at this moment. I MISS YOU SO MUCH. OK, first of all, today was so much better and I will catch up with you this weekend...but let me say that I AM LOVING THE PROGRESS you have made with this table project. Do you know that we are "twins" with this? The table, the candelabra, the turquoise....Audrey....everything. You really did a great job with this table dearest!!! I need to get the details from you on email. I am working on my post for TONIGHT..I am tired, BUT after seeing this post, I am energized because this is what I love. CREATIVITY, FRIENDS, HAPPINESS...peace.

Oh Violet, you are my friend....

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My sweet Violet,

I thank you for visiting Lisa....her post was so dear and kind and it makes me want to reach higher...but HOW, in this crazy schedule I have, and my time spent on TRYING to write....AHHHH! AGAIN, this table is fabulous.YOU are the artist here....oh how I wish I could just go to your house!!!!!


Edie Marie's Attic said...

love your projects! I have 3 painting projects lined up I think the chalk paint is a fabulous choice.

Have a grand weekend! Sherry

C'est moi Claudette said...

OMG Violet. I'm in LOVE with your Audrey suitcase so so much.
I painted suitcases over 10 years ago. They were funky looking then, but my taste has changed, and I'm now in the "soft" mode, just like your new table, tray and suitcase. Of course I would have to have a little PINK thrown in ; )
I love that you have your fur baby in the picture. I thought for a moment there was paint on that sweet muzzle, lol.
Happy beautiful Saturday Violet.
Love Claudie

Martina said...

You are amazing Violet - getting right down to work. All this looks fabulous, the table is beautiful, and everything else!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Just had to take one more gander at this oak table turned CHIC treasure!!! LOVE YOU VIOLET! Anita

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

I'm back for a quick "gander". I'm looking at my paint can and thinking"wishshe she really DID live next door...I'd have her help me!!!!" And you would, wouldn't you??? I had company for the last 4 days, and more due for dinner ina few minutes! No time to paint now. What's the next project? I'll let you know about the dark wax. Oh, BTW, where did you buy yours?


It is so nice to meet you. Thanks for popping over via my Sesame and Lillies post. We live in Chicago now . . . but still love Cannon Beach.

Your table is so lovely.




I love what you're up to here! That is an awesome makeover!

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

C'est moi Claudette said...

Hi sweet Violet
I've been at the hospital with my 92 yr. old mom. She fell yet again. They are assessing her now. We will know today if she will stay and have to be in rehab yet again.
Poor mom.
The picture with us swirling in our peignoirs was taken on our property on our river. Randy took the pics. It is pretty isn't it? Some of us had our Tiara's on. That was on our last day together. I'm meeting up with some of them in N.C. in 3 weeks. We are attending a "Once Upon a Dream" 4 day workshop. The fall colours should be in full bloom. I can't wait.
Happy Tuesday Violet and big hugs to those beautiful fur babies of yours. They truly are magical.

Gwendolyn said...

So gorgeous!! I love the white transformation. Your Audrey suitcase is divine! Dreamy post!
Blessings and hugs~