Chippy Look Number One: A Varnished Timber Table with Metal Legs
It's a quality piece that has spent its life easily tucked away into a rarely used room.
Tables of this size, shape and style are incredibly useful. They serve as great entryway pieces or bedside tables, they tuck into corners as well as onto short awkward walls or between chairs.
They can be used for anything from holding lamps and books to — well how cute would this look in a laundry room or toilet?
This one just needed a lift and a lighten...and a whole lot of chippy goodness!
On pieces like this, working from the bottom up is often the way to go. The curvy legs with all those twists and turns were going to be the greatest challenge. The table was flipped onto its top and after painting most of it with the Small Paint Brush to start, I went back over and into the tight spots with an Artist Brush that you can find in our online shop. They are quite useful and handy for fine work like this and make the job a great deal easier.
I knew I would get chipping on the legs which was exactly what I was after. They are metal, and the chipping wasn't guaranteed, I think after working with the paint long enough you can sometimes predict....sometimes! Or I just got lucky?!!
It was a crazy day of painting in the studio with a general theme of chippy finishes, white or near white upstyling with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint! There's the hall table on the left, looking like a solid finish, but getting started on chippifying...
Once the top was perfectly chipped, the gorgeous Maison au Restaurant Stencil was added using our medium Stencil Brush and Lumiere Metallic Paint in Pewter mixed with Rub-n-Buff for a two-tone effect.
Now for sale you can enquire here or find her listed on the site www.frougal.com.au under the South Australia heading.
Frou•gal is an exclusive online boutique filled with beautiful vintage furniture that has been restyled using top-of-the-line products and techniques by carefully selected industry experts.
Chippy Look Number Two: A Raw Timber Footstool Goes Shabby Chic
Please let me know if you have any questions on how to achieve these looks. I'm here to help. xx
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