Sunday, March 18, 2012

Antiqued Muted Green End Table with Glamour Girl Image

This week I am loving earth tones. Muted greens, greys, cement, 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! create a -new!


  1. Love your table. I came over from lovely etc. blog hop. I have a similar table that i need to pain. Thanks for the great information.

  2. Sumaya, I am so glad you like the DIY chalk paint. Your table turned out wonderful and thanks for the mention. xo, Sherry

  3. Sumaya..this is great..It looks like a FUN hobby..

    Much love, Patti


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