While I had the paints out and my work clothes on to work on the giant mural/banner, I finally painted this little table for Karla. Last year, she helped with my Pay Pal sorting for tax time, like Beth did for me this year. It's a good thing to have accountant friends!
So, about 6 months ago, she dropped off this little white table and said I could return the favor and paint a rose on it.
Here is what I did:
- First, using a large, flat brush, I dry brushed toast color across the whole table top, over the white paint that was there.
- Next, I took a kitchen sponge dipped in white and sponged the center of the table, leaving the toasty color heavier around the rim.
- With a one inch flat brush, I dry brushed a hint of white from the very edge over the toast toward the center of the table, but only about 2" or so away from the edge.
- With the sponge, I wiped on a green around the routered edge.
- Where the toasty color was left as is, I painted a swirly design all around the table top.
- Last, I plopped a rose in the center.
I was happy to do it, but it took me forever to get around to it. I just don't paint furniture on a regular basis like I did in the past and it took some gearing up. When I started painting roses on the banner, it occurred to me that it would be a good time to get out the much delayed project and slap a rose on it too.
Hope the pink is the right tone. It's been so long since she showed me the pillow sham she wanted to match, i can't remember what it looked like. ooops
And here is a mini redo that I did for myself. Years ago, I'd given my Great Aunt Caroline's clock a coat of white paint and then distressed it. But it was still dark inside. So, I leaned a page from a vintage bird book in it, and added a rim of lace (held by a couple dots of glue) to the frame under the clock face.
It only took a couple of moments and I think it added a lot.