Hand Painted Clock Table Transformation at Knick of Time
I’m so excited to be unveiling my hand painted clock table today over at Knick of Time!
Angie asked me to do a post on one of my hand painted pieces of furniture and I just happened to be working on a perfect piece to share with Knick of Time. We both have the same appreciation for funky rusty vintage STUFF and I’m quite certain, the two of us would do some serious damage pickin’ & painting if we lived closer together. Angie scours the area looking for unique vintage finds them sells those treasures on her vintage Knick of Time shop here.
When she contacted me to write a guest post for her, I just was just finishing a hand painted clock table!
Thanx for having me Angie! Hi I’m Shelly Andrade from Shizzle Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I’m SO excited to be sharing my latest Clock Table Transformation with you today while guest posting for Angie at Knick of Time!
Just over a year ago, my sister Cathy and I started refinishing furniture. It only seemed natural for us to tackle something like this after growing up in a house with a dad who spent every night in the workshop. We lost him years ago now but are still proud to be following in his footsteps.
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So What is Shizzle Design?
Basically, Cathy & I scour the area hunting for older, quality built pieces of furniture then use our own styles of painting to transform them into one-of-a-kind pieces of art, unique enough to steal the focus of any room. Well… that’s the goal anyway :). This piece was one of my favorites! I even learned how to use a router and cut a new top for this one. Check out the post on the renovation of this vintage buffet here.
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OK… back to the clock table…
When I got the invite from Angie to do a guest post, I just happened to be working on the perfect piece for a clock face. I had wanted to do it several times before but always chickened out for fear I’d mess it up. This time, I took that leap of faith and dove right in.
I thought I shot a before photo, but it seems to have vanished among the thousands of other original photos I have stored on my computer. Basically, it was stained a dark reddish-brown. My first coat was a thin layer of CeCe Caldwell’s Virginia Chestnut. I applied that to the legs and to the perimeter of the top. Sorry these pictures are so dark and gray but it was a super dreary rainy day the day I painted this.
By the time I had finished that, the first part had already dried so I went back over that with Pittsburgh Gray which I watered down quite a bit to create more of a wash.
I messed around with it a bit and realized I wanted it to be a bit darker so I went went over it one more time with another thin, sloppy, watered down coat of Vermont Slate. Yes, much better!
I never just paint… I mean, I can’t seem to leave anything well enough alone. There’s always some mixin’ and finessing that goes on once I get started. I poured a dollop of three different colors onto the top of a… McDonalds lid? Hahaha ~ I just realized what it was :D.
Ok, so I’m a dork. I have a whole pile of things I recycle for painting. I guess whatever works, right?
I’m thinking the three colors I used were CeCe Caldwell’s Cottonwood Sienna, Young Kansas Wheat and Vintage White for the three colors on the top. I was going for an old worn look for the clock face so I just started slathering it all on, mixing and blending as I went along.
When I ended up with the look I wanted, I hauled it down to the basement and traced a clock face on it using a projector. I sealed the entire table with CeCe Caldwell’s Clear Wax then came back with three different waxes to antique it.
I used CeCe Caldwell’s Light and Dark Aging Wax as well as a slate colored wax I made up by mixing in a little Vermont Slate with the Clear Wax. Did you know you can tint CeCe Caldwell’s Clear Wax any color you’d like simply by mixing in a little of our paint? You can!! It truly is Paint Made Easy!
Or… better yet ~ Join me and my sister Cathy for one of our Paint Your Furniture Workshops! It’s hands down my FAVORITE part of my job! I’m having so much fun meeting all of you and am BLOWN AWAY with the pieces of furniture everyone has transformed!! Check out our 2013 Schedule and availability here.