Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Harlequin Romance Table

Good morning Folks!

It is definitely feeling like fall now. We turned the heat on a little bit, to take the chill out of the air, it's raining and the wind is blowing, bringing down a considerable amount of leaves with it. Time to put the flip flops away and start wearing long pants, sigh! (On the plus side, I don't have to shave my legs so often, teehee!)

I found this little art deco demi-lune table at a garage sale for a song:

I painted it with ASCP Country Grey, followed by the clear wax, but I thought it needed a little something something. I had just found this Inka Gold gilding wax at a local craft store, which I bought in three colours: Old Silver, Gold and Old Gold. I was dying to try it and I had to think of a way to make this little table a little more glam.

This is what I came up with, diamonds set in a harlequin pattern:

It was easy to do. I started by putting one piece of tape in a carefully angled way, then I used another piece of tape as a spacer between each piece of tape. Then, I crisscrossed the other way.

I applied the wax with a soft cloth. I used the Old Silver, which has a gold undertone that makes it rich looking. This wax is like any other wax: you let it dry and then you buff with a soft cloth. Easy peasy and the results are beautiful! I like the fact that it offers a nice, subtle contrast.

This table is now for sale at Rustic and Refined Interiors.


P.S. - Stay tuned: I will be having my first giveaway shortly! It's a good one!


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A Diamond in the Stuff

Ivy and Elephants


Potpourri Friday at 2805

Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday