Coming into the homestretch on our French inspired console table and Paul was eager to get it done. When I left to make lunch, Annie Sloan’s Step 1 Craqueleur was applied to the top and was drying.
By the time I came back, it was done!! Paul had applied Step 2 Craqueleur, let it dry and then used dark wax to highlight all the great cracking.
Crackle Varnished Console Table Steps:
1. Paint a coat of Louis Blue Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan
2.Paint a smooth coat of Old White Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan
3.Clear wax & distress apron & legs
4.Apply gold leaf to the edge of the table top
5.Apply Step 1 & Step 2 Craqueleur to top & over gold leafed edge
6.Apply dark wax to the Craqueleured top & gold leafed edge
Our French Style Console table (above left) was inspired by the Crackle Varnished Console Table on page 47 of Annie Sloan's Creating the French Look (above right). It looks amazing and was really easy to do! We will show off the final result when we finish with this week's project - a Chair that will get the 'French treatment.' This project is inspired by the chair on the cover of Creating the French Look.
If you're inspired to learn more about applying gold leaf and Annie Sloan's craqueleur, consider joining us on August 7th for our Chalk Paint 102: Advance Techniques Workshop!
Johanna & Paul
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