Primitive FarmHouse Table

 

Farmhouse tables are very coveted items these days and the vintage ones especially. This is one of the projects I’m currently working on.

 
It needs some repair, splits, cracks, a loose leg, before any painting can begin. Here is another Farmhouse Table, that I may use as inspiration. I love that the top is left unpainted, while the apron and legs are a beautiful gray with violet undertones. Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I would layer Graphite, Old Violet, Paris Grey, and allow the Cream to peak through on the edges, and maybe as a wash on the top.
 
 

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Anna

You have such an incredible ability to see those colors through. Now when the facit is given I can see it too but then there is an issue – to pain it this way. But its only to practise and practise and practise – there is no halvway. Love it, and god luck Leslie with the table!

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Leslie Stocker

Hi RJ,
Annie Sloan has written several books about her techniques. There are also many excellent videos available on the web on various techniques. But really you should just give it a try. Chalk Paint is so easy to use and you really can’t ruin anything, short of a valuable antique. Any of the Chalk Paint retailers will also provide how-to information to get you started. Thanks for asking and best of luck,
Leslie

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