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 :-)