But to start with – I just did two small entry tables and a mirror (actually – it’s a frame that will become a mirror!).
Here’s a table I picked up for $25 from Craig’s list…before
In the future, I plan on putting a mirror on top of it – and I’ll antique the mirror. I think it will look incredible. It won’t be going in this spot in my entry (colors don’t match!!). I will probably use it for staging one of the homes I do in the future.
Now…for the mirror frame. I bought this ornate frame in an antique store in Sag Harbor. The store was going out of business, so I got it for a song – $20. It was dusty – but a nice shade of pale blue – so I just enhanced it a bit. I used some Chateau Gray, Paris Gray and Old White to highlight the carvings. I waxed and buffed – and put some Dark Wax in the crevices.
Here’s a closer look…
Then I started playing with some old things in my studio that had great promise – but somehow they didn’t turn out all that great. Would Chalk Paint save them? I think so! I took a frame that I had done some quilted texture on – plus an embedded stencil. I had originally painted it an off white – and it looked great. Then – I mucked it up by painting it a coppery metallic and it just didn’t work. So – I tried some Chalk Paint on it – then sanded away.
If you would love to have some of your old pieces of furniture revived, call me at 631 793-1315. I would be glad to create something beautiful out of an old, forgotten piece.