Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tables, Shutters, Watering Can and Chalk-Clay Paint

Continuing on with the week of painting, this post shows two little tables, shutters and a watering can.

Table # 1

First little table was very sturdy and heavy. The top was particle board with a glued on picture that refused to be scraped off. At first I thought it should be a footstool with a cushioned top but it was a bit too tall for comfort.

It was given 2 coats of CeCe Caldwell Chalk- Clay paint in Santa Fe Turquoise.

DH added a pine top to the little table.

Sanded, edges routed, wiped down with a wash of white chalk type paint (1 tsp paint to 2 tsp water).

Waxed. Paint colour was turquoise (CeCe Caldwell Santa Fe Turquoise) with some white (ASCP Simply White) wash on the table top. Waxed with ASCP Soft Wax.

Before and After

Table # 2

The second small table has a somewhat unique, very different shape both on the top and the shelf. This is the 'before'.

It too was painted with Santa Fe Turquoise and waxed.

The top had bleed through from old oil perhaps. Painted a coat of sealer. Oil based.Painted top again. Success. Waxed.

Before and After (night photo colour change noted)

Just for fun - more painting - painted shutters. I use my folding clothes drying stands to hold flat objects that I paint. Good air circulation. Painted with Versalles ASCP.

Shutters in my booth.

Finally, the Watering Can Repainted

Vintage watering can got two coats of chalk paint. I had painted this watering can with chalkboard paint and it didn't work so I painted it again with ASCP Versailles mixed with Simply white and then a second coat of straight Versailles and waxed with ASCP Soft Wax.

Watering Can in my booth

My photos do not have accurate lighting to show the Santa Fe Turquoise accurate colour so I added a portion of the colour chart from CeCe Caldwell's web site

with wax it shows as a more intense turquoise.

Thanks for visiting today. 
That was a lot of painting but it felt good, 
sunshine, fresh air, time.

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  1. Love the tables and that turquoise is such a pretty color. The watering can is this time of year!

  2. Great redos. Love the watering can especially.


  3. Lots of fun projects - My favorite is the second table because of the design.

  4. I wonder what that second table was used for originally. You've been busy!

  5. Love the watering can, and your table turned out really pretty. Love the turquoise color.

  6. That second table has such a fun shape to it. I love what you did with it.

  7. I have a jelly cupboard painted the CeCe shade--love it! Your projects and vignette turned out lovely!

  8. I love the colors great job thanks for sharing have a great day

  9. Every thing looks fabulous! Found you at the Flaunt It Friday!

  10. Very nice! I love to paint. I did some spray painting outside in the nice weather yesterday and began painting our kitchen cabinets. It does feel goo, doesn't it? Thank you for partying with us at Idea Box.

  11. I love your transformations - each one so pretty. But, I have to say the Santa Fe Turquoise is beautiful - such a fun color. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  12. Hope you can stop by Fabulous Friday again and share more of your very unique posts... love the shutters and watering can that you shared at my last party
    Thanks Maria

  13. Oh what fun finds! I'm so glad you found my blog. Thank you for linking up and sharing such great projects. I love the turquoise color you picked! Hope to see you back at the Found & Foraged party tonight =)


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