This week I am loving earth tones. Muted greens, greys, cement, stone...love it!
I wanted to try the chalk paint that is so popular now, but not available in South Africa.
So what's a girl to do?
Make her own chalk paint of course!
I went searching the net and stumbled across the talented Sherry's blog No Minimalist Here. I tried the plaster of paris method and I am so impressed with the result. Here is my first chalk paint 'Master piece' Hope you agree!
I found this end table when I went junking in Hermanus and I love its octagonal shape but not the dark brown, boring colour.
Here it is after I went to work on it!
This is a beautiful muted green colour called, Antique Linen by Plascon which I mixed with plaster of paris in powdered form. I distressed the table in all places where it would naturally become worn over time. I transferred an image of the Glamour Girl beauty found on The Graphics Fairy. The transfer did not turn out as planned, so I had to dig deep and decided to frame her with a graphic of a wonderful poem entitled "Night" that is done in the loveliest penmanship handwriting - also by the Graphics Fairy! I then used some burnt umber to darken the edges using a moist cloth to blend it in and give it an uneven edge. Finally I used some wood stain in Mahogany and rubbed this all over to create that antiqued effect......Voila!
Where you stumble, there you might find your treasure!
e-voke...to create a -new!