Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Creating a Coastal Cottage Accent Table

If you've been following my blog for awhile you may have noticed I've been doing a lot of custom pieces for clients lately! It has been awesome! But with the start of the school year my custom jobs have slowed down. So I got to do one of my favorite things the other day...

Paint a little table however I want! It was amazing creative therapy for me and it reminded me of why I really love painting furniture. I experimented and just let the process flow and this is the outcome!

A friend asked me once why I don't just paint pieces in white, they would sell easier that way. She's probably right and I like a sweet white painted piece of furniture just as much as the next girl. But what's the fun in that?!

I chose to paint this piece with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Shutter Grey, it's a light gray color with blue undertones.

Almost immediately after painting the first coat, before it even dried completely, I dry brushed a coat of white on top. In some places my dry brush strokes actually took off the first coat of Shutter grey and the wood peaked through. This is what it looked like after I added the dry brushing...
I'm loving the amazing texture and chippiness of this piece!

Next I added dark wax to my crazy color concoction! And I took a step back to look at my work. While I really liked it, it was just a bit too crazy. So I added a thin coat of shutter grey on top of the dark wax, ahhhh much better!

I'm so in love with this color! I wish I could keep this piece, but sadly I have no space for it. If you interested in purchasing it I list the pieces I'm selling on my Facebook page so stop by and "like" the Painted Willows on Facebook!

This project was exactly what I needed to get my creative juices flowing! Are you working on any creative projects?!

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  1. It's beautiful! You styled your photos with just the perfect accessories to show off that gorgeous color!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! I really love the color too! I just bought a piece today and it think I'm going to paint it the same color!