May 30, 2013

Black Duncan Phyfe Makeover

I'm not sure whether or not I've mentioned it on here or not, but my husband and I are expecting our first child towards the end of August.  That's my excuse for not posting anything in a month!  I was talking to my mom last night and she asked when I was going to post again.... Her exact words were... "I keep going to your site, but there's never anything new anymore!" Ok mums... here's something new for you! 
I purchased this table recently at an auction.  I was the only one who bid on it... are you surprised?

Ummm yeah, the veneer on the top was a little rough.  As soon as he took it out of the car for me, my husband ripped it all off.  Now most people would have been thankful that this step was done for them.  My reaction?  Hey... the before the picture would have been so much more dramatic if all that veneer was still there... thanks a lot!  My husband's solution was to lay the veneer back on and take a picture for me.  So in all reality, the veneer has already been removed in this picture.

I painted it with Cece Caldwell chalk paint in Vermont Slate.  But I added black colorant to it to make it a lot darker.  I just bought a can of Beckley Coal, and it's actually very similar to this colour I created on my own. 

This is a such a nice style of furniture. 

I finished it off with light distressing and clear wax.  When I distress chalk paint, I like to use a wet rag and wipe the paint away.  I feel it gives an authentic worn look. 

I've got a few more projects to share soon.  I'm just waiting for a sunny morning to take the pictures.  I bought three dresser this past weekend... yeah, I'm a little crazy.  Two are done already though, believe it or not. 
Here's a sneak peak of the first one I started. 

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