Sunday, March 30, 2014

Louis Blue...

 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...

 A wallflower no more..

Friday, March 28, 2014

Getting Ready For The Spring Market...

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 will have coffee tables

And lots of little side tables

 and many other lovely items for spring..

The Clock table

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..

For the boarder I used Amy Howard paint in Black..

Next.. using a # 2 pencil, I made a circle..It doesn't have to be perfect..

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 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...