So, I bought a set of nesting tables.
One thing I love about having my own shop/studio is that I am able to enjoy many different styles of furniture. My own personal style is a bit of a mish mash with pieces from a few different eras but primarily retro. My house is always a work in progress and I am not afraid to experiment.
These set of three nesting tables are not old. They have a nice cabriole leg which was popular in many French, English and Dutch design styles. Basically a cabriole leg has two curves- an upper convex curve and a lower concave. Often the feet have a claw or some other sort of embellishment. And this table has a lovely scalloped edge top.
From the Pure & Original colour palette I used three separate colours- a dark, a medium and a light, all from the blue family. This is the first coat of the darkest colour, Polar Blue, on the largest table.
The next colour on the medium sized table is Blue Reef and the last colour is Lagoon Water, on the smallest table- not pictured.
Polar Blue, Blue Reef and Lagoon Water
Each table was painted with two coats. With Pure & Original Classico Chalk Paint it is not necessary to prepare paint surface- this all natural paint has very strong adhesive properties- like other chalk paints.
But I didn’t stop there! I wanted to make these tables a bit more interesting! If you have been on Pinterest, blogs or read any design magazines, you will notice that dipped furniture is quite trendy. Basically, the concept is to paint a piece of furniture so that it looks as though it was dipped into a pot of paint. This was what I wanted to do- but not with paint- with silver leaf!
This was how the tables looked after two coats of each colour.
Then I measured 14 cm from the tip on the large table, 12 cm from the medium and 10 on the small. I applied the glue for the silver leaf and when it was tacky I used a soft brush to cover the glue with the leaf and then smooth it out.
Then the final step was the application of the Italian wax- which can be done with a brush, cloth or sponge. This is a liquid wax and very easy to apply. It also has very little odour.
Here is the final result!
I must say that I am thrilled with these. They are not my style but I have fallen in love with them. I love how smooth they look and the silver on the feet is a bit of fun.