Are you enjoying crisp Fall days? I do love this time of the year but hate what is around the corner!
I was commissioned to paint a full dining room set which I've been working on and off for over a month. Because the pieces were given to me and delivered at different times, I am unable to show it to you as a whole set.
My client did not want it painted WHITE. She describes herself as more of a "beige" person. We agreed to paint it in "Coco" Chalk Paint®. Coco is one of my favourite neutrals. I also love teaming up Coco with Country Grey. You can see some of my other finished pieces in this combination. Restoration Hardware Table and Driftwood-Like Dresser. After sanding lightly, painting and distressing, I sealed it with a clear wax. I also highlighted some areas with an antiquing wax. I did not use the Annie Sloan Dark Soft wax as it can give a little bit of a greenish tone on some colours. You can see the difference in the above-mentioned other pieces I did in which I did use the Annie Sloan Dark Soft Wax. I would love for Annie Sloan to come up with a greyish dark wax.
Here are some pictures taken in all of Fall's glory! I am lucky to have a nature park a few steps from my house, which is where these pictures were taken.
I did apply just a bit of gold gilding wax on the hardware just to brighten them up a bit.
I did take some quick I-phone pictures of the other pieces, but nothing styled.
Six chairs that will be re-upholstered.
Here is a work-in-progress picture of the table top. I just wanted to talk a bit about this. My client specifically asked that the table top not be waxed because she wanted the ease of a Varathane (poly) finish instead. Now, because the rest of the dining set had antiquing wax applied in certain areas, I had to replicate this look with the poly. Since you cannot mix wax and Varathane, after I applied the first coat of Varathane, I went in with an angled brush and painted Graphite Chalk Paint® in the edges of the moulding and then wiped most of it out, leaving only the Graphite paint in the grooves, thereby replicating a Dark Wax. A second and third coat was later applied all over the top.
Here are the "Before" pictures.
Since we are in Fall mode, here are some pictures taken in the same park one early Fall foggy morning. I've shared these on Facebook, but for those who follow me here, thought I would share these here too.
Can you see the squirrel running across the electric line below?
Happy Fall everyone!
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