Thursday, May 1, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
A little ASCP in Louis Blue. It has been the color of the month in the workshop. I picked up these lovely end tables at a thrift shop and I'm so glad I did. They were sitting there in the corner dressed in oak stain. But I took one look at those legs and I just knew they had potential. Like any wallflower they just needed a little attention...I stripped the tops down to bare wood and used a simple white wash . For the lower part it was one coat of ASCP in old white then a coat of ASCP in Louis Blue. Did some sanding and finished it with clear and dark wax...
Friday, March 28, 2014
April is almost here and with it comes the Chartreuse & Co. Spring Market. It is a wonderful event in Buckeystown Md. with 6 buildings and outdoor vendors. I'm deciding what to take and thought I would give you a peek . I've made a few signs. Some on canvas and others on vintage wood and old cabinet doors..
I had a wonderful time in the workshop today. I've had this cute little side table in inventory for some time now. It's one of those little tables with a great shape but for some reason it doesn't have that "Hey Look At Me" presence. As I sat in the work shop this morning I looked over at a photo of a beautiful clock ...Well, that was it.. little miss cutie was going to be "The Clock Table"...I started with a base coat of ASCP in Old White..
I then added a coat of ASCP in Louie Blue..During this step you can even out your circle with the blue paint if needed..
For the roman numerals I sketched them on free hand ..they are not perfectly straight..my hands are not as steady as they use to be, but I think it adds alittle charm..I did have to refer back to my inspiration photo because lets face it, I don't use roman numerals everyday..If you can find roman numeral stencils you can use them for this step.. I always seem to have trouble with stencils so i avoid them...being happy with the spacing of the numbers I filled them in with AH Black paint..
Sketching on the hands and adding a few more details ( I chose to use Paris and 1887 from the inspiration photo) this cutie is ready to be sanded and waxed..
I used clear and dark AS wax..I love how she turned out....And now she is ready for the spring market...