I love teaching furniture painting workshops and hope to start doing them again soon. One of the best parts is seeing different color combinations that people choose. Somebody asked me for inspiration yesterday on a table she just picked up and I had an idea immediately. Several years ago, somebody in the workshop we taught at Michigan State University layered white over blue and it was absolutely gorgeous!
There were so many awesome furniture makeovers from the workshop we taught at Michigan State University. Everyone did an amazing job!! I gave them a little guidance then was BLOWN AWAY by their finished pieces.
The first piece I’m sharing is this beautiful hand carved antique table
Martha had it in her shop for a while and it wasn’t getting much attention so she thought she’d take a whirl at painting it. She started out by giving it a coat of blue/gray. I typically use gray under white but I absolutely love the combo Martha did. We no longer carry CeCe Caldwell. If I were to replicate this look now, I’d use either Dollar Bill or Tarnished Platter from APC.
It was gorgeous with one quick coat!
but she was on a roll… She wanted certain areas to have more coverage with the 2nd color while still popping the details with the first. Demonstrating on her piece, I showed everyone how I do it.
Well, let me tell you ~ Martha is a quick learner! While I was going around the room helping other gals ~ she did this with a little Vintage White!
A little wet distressing and a little Clear Wax sealed the deal. Here’s a shot of the finished piece. It hasn’t been buffed yet in this photo but it’s already breath taking!!
Isn’t it AWESOME!! I don’t think she’ll have any trouble selling it now!!
Great job Martha!!
I’ll start teaching again as soon as I’m able. Right now I have my hands full dealing with cancer in my family.
a hui hou ~ Shelly
a hui hou!
8 Replies to “Pretty Paint Combo for Inspiration – White over French blue – Ornate Antique Table”
What a GREAT makeover. I’d say that girl was a quick study! I hope you show us a lot more pieces. Have a good night’s sleep! xo Diana
I will! Eleven more makeovers to go and they’re all so unique!!
You must be a fabulous teacher! Wish I loved closer 😉
Thanks Susan, I think it’s so easy to do that with a little guidance anyone can do it 🙂
Gorgeous! And no, for us DIYers, there is never any down time ~ ha ha! Found you through Funky Junk Interiors Party Junk 183…
Cher @ Designs by Studio C
It’s exquisite! May I invite you to come link it up at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party-63/ ?! Would love to see it there!
Thanks for the pics, it’s nice to know what paint products and processes were used to accomplish the “look” of this lovely table. Looking forward to other items. Always so interesting and I wish I could attend.
All the best,
AMAZING!!!! The great details were really enhanced with the choice of colours and technique!!!
Thank you for sharing, Shelly!