Continuing on with our ‘Creating the French Look’ console table, on Sunday we clear waxed then distressed the base and apron of the table. If you remember in Step 1 Paul painted a chunky, textured coat of Louis Blue and in Step 2 we painted Old White over the blue.
Paul and I explained that we wanted the blue to be seen through the white, not just on the edges, but also on the flat surfaces, too and the best way to do this is to paint a chunky, textured coat of the base color, apply the top color, wax, then use sandpaper over the entire surface and add a little more wax. The sanding reveals the base color wherever it has some texture. Take a look at the close ups.
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
Next, things will really start to get interesting…we will be applying gold leaf!
Johanna & Paul
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