Thursday 23 October 2014

Winter Blues

Ok, now the title may be a little more melancholy than the table deserves ;)
I have another Pie Crust table charity shop find and wanted to try something a little different so I went for shades of blue in the Decoart Chalk Paint range.
Now if you are new to these paints, they are a great,easy to use, clean chalk finish paints. There is no need to sand down the surface or any other prep work just make sure it is clean from dirt and there are no loose or flaky bits of varnish etc.

After the table had been dusted down I gave it two coats of Legacy, this is the darkest blue in the range at the moment, the table was then sanded back with my little electric sander to get back to the varnished wood.
The table was dusted down and two coats of Escape were added, this is the next shade of blue up in the range. Once dry this was also sanded back revealing both the darker blue and the varnished wood underneath.
For durability and to help bring out the colours even more the table was given two coats of Decoarts Satin Varnish.
The pictures don't quite do the table justice, the blues are almost electric and I am really pleased with how it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by. xxxx

1 comment:

  1. This is a super piece Mark...I so love the colour blue (great choice) what a great way to extend summer with this beautifully destressed up-cycled table...gorgeous :)xx