A Happy Pair

I have had a busy day today, painting a little table and chair. My sister found the chair, which has an Ercol sticker on the back. My dad bought the table from a car boot sale. My whole family are in on this project now and I get lots of picture texts asking if I want them to buy things for me.

I wanted to link these two pieces together as they seemed to compliment each other naturally. The finished items make me want to sit down in a little summer house with the Sunday papers and a cup of coffee (or maybe a glass of Prosecco). I’d love to know what you think of them.

cbBoth the table and chair had a shiny cherry red varnish on them with lots of marks.

gdI painted both pieces with an initial coat of Annie Sloan’s Old White chalk paint. On the table I painted Provence on the bottom of the legs, with a second coat of Old White everywhere else.

hI painted the reverse on to the chair, with a coat of Provence as the main colour and Old White on the bottom of the legs.

klI order to achieve a good straight line between the two colours, I used some low tack tape positioned at the same distance from the floor on each leg.

aoThe stencil design was applied, followed by a light rub down with some wire wool. I finished them off with a couple of coats of clear wax and a light buff. I didn’t want to give these pieces a distressed look, I’m not sure why, it just didn’t seem to be the right feel.

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And here they are, looking like they were made for each other.

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  1. They look like a little piece of the sunny summer sky fallen to earth. Gorgeous!

  2. Thank you. On such a rainy day, a little bit of summer sky would be most welcome!

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