Sunday, 18 August 2013

Graphite Lamp Table with Arles Chalk Paint

I am now officially mad - about Graphite Chalk Paint.


I picked up a rather plain, solid wood table this week and had been thinking about whether to paint it one colour and just enjoy the pedestal shape in the plain or try a bit of two-tone.


I just feel inspired by my walks.  This tree... there's something really feminine about it don't you think? Two-tone black and white?  No?


Anyway, this is the table in it's original incarnation.


And this... this is Arles Chalk Paint... yummy golden colour like honeycomb.


So I got to work giving the table one coat of Arles.


And then covered again with a coat of Graphite Chalk Paint.  It was really satisfying - the the way the black paint just connected with the undercoat.


This is how things looked when the Graphite dried - like a blackboard - a dull charcoal colour.


But once the clear wax was applied and buffed up - what a difference!


Yup, I love that two tone effect - straight out of my walks by the river.


After the rain - with no colour enhancement - amazing.


Anyway, back to the table - the two tones of gold and black are just made for each other.



I have to say, it really does work well.


That beautiful dark graphite colour is now a firm favourite of mine - I have a dressing table on stand by for my next project...


Have a great week :-)