A Fresco Wash


Rosetable4You may remember this photo. I blogged about painting the vases with Pure & Original Marrakech Walls. But I also painted this vintage table using Fresco Lime Paint from Pure & Original. Here is the before image.

rosebeforeA friend of mine found it in the back of her garage and immediately thought of me (I can’t imagine why). She wanted to refresh the finish with a white washed look. It’s a combination wood and veneer, with the veneer on the tabletop only. Veneer can be difficult to work with if it’s chipped or lifting off.  Fortunately on this one, although the finish was worn, the veneer was intact and ready to accept paint.

Rose tabletop3


You know how excited I’ve been about Pure & Original Paint. I’ve done several projects with their Classico, a chalk based paint, but had only used their Fresco Lime on furniture a few times.Rose Tabletop2


I chose the color Ashes. I wanted a wash look but needed a solid coat to adequately cover the damaged finish. After drying I lightly sanded with a fine grit sandpaper. To give a washed wood appearance, I brushed on in the direction of the grain a diluted mix of the Fresco, Potato Skin, wiping off if I painted too solidly. I wanted to give the appearance of the grain showing through the Ashes coat.



When dry, I lightly sanded again, this time in a random pattern. That was all. Finis!



I loved being able to eliminate the step of sealing with wax or polyurethane. It makes for a quick and easy project: one solid coat followed by a light wash.

Rosetable5A cute, little, vintage table, with pretty details, rescued from the garage and given new life with Pure & Original Fresco Lime Paint.



If you want to more reasons to see why I’m totally in love with all things Pure & Original Paint, check out these posts:  Fresco Refresh,  Fresco Lime Paint, and It’s Here and It’s Amazing



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