Good morning! I've been up early this morning as Sasha is sick - I suspect it's tonsillitis and will take her to the doctor this morning. Poor girl. She's so uncomplaining and lovely even when feverish and in pain. I wish I could say she gets it from me :)
I finished this little French console yesterday. I'm very happy with how it turned out. I wanted to get a similar finish to an old french console that I saw recently. That old European patina that you see - it sometimes looks like burnished stone even.
I used a pale taupe chalk paint for the base coats and then added layers of clear and dark wax and white chalk paint to add patina. Loosely highlighting areas that were raised to add dimensions. I am really happy with the end result.
Here are some tutorials I wrote about adding patina
The console is sold pending but drop me a line if you are interested.
On the weekend we celebrated my niece's 18th birthday at my sisters. I thought these photos were pretty to share.
Well I had better coffee up for the day ahead. Hope you have a good one (and the my girl gets better)