Saturday, July 9, 2016

Swirls, Turns and Chippy Goodness


I have been enjoying summer and neglecting my blog, but I hope to change that.  Sitting in front of my computer has just not appealed to me lately, but I have been using my paintbrush a lot! 

Awhile ago I found a really neat table with great lines that just needed a bit of TLC. 
Before: 

The table has great turned legs and wonderful details, but the wood was in pretty bad shape. 
I gave the top a good sanding with my electric sander and then sealed it with AS dark wax/Linseed Oil.
The top ended up beautiful! 


I decided I wanted the table to have a chippy look, so I mixed up some Milk Paint from Miss Mustard Seed in Ironstone.  

I gave the table a couple of coats of MMS milk paint and then as it dried watched the chippy magic happen. 


I scraped the flakes off and sealed the table with clear carnauba wax. 


Love this chippy table now! 


LOVE this detail!  



More gorgeous details! 




Swirls and Turns of beauty on the legs! 



24 comments:

  1. Chippilicious!!!!! Great job.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-chipilicious is my fav!

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  2. your table is absolutely fabulous. love it and have pinned it.

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    1. Thank you Sugar-I love how it turns out too!

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  3. The table is a beautiful design, but for me it is too chippy. All the chippiness distracts from the beautiful turned design of the legs and center pieces. I would like to see it distressed a bit, but not so chippy. Just my opinion, of course. I do love that you left the top un-painted. It is beautiful wood.

    Thanks for posting this project. It''s always good to see what others are doing and to be exposed to various types of refurbishing.

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    1. Thank you Naomi-Chippy is not for everyone that is for sure!

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  4. I love the way you accentuated the beautiful details on this table by using the chippy paint. You have so much talent in breathing new life and personality into the pieces you find.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I do love breathing new life into old pieces!

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  5. Hate to say but I love the before. I noticed the beautiful turnings and lines more in before, but the overly chippy look is so distracting that I do not see its beauty.

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    1. Thanks Rose- I see the beauty and love the chippy look-even though it is not for everyone!

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  6. That is a special table, Darrielle. All those details. I love it!

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    1. Thank you Cynthia -I love the details too!

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  7. Love the table. Did you use the wax first then the hemp oil or oil first than the wax? Always confuses me. Thanks

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    1. Thank you Mary-I actually mix the oil and wax together and use.

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  8. What a beauty. You truly have the magic touch and know just how to bring it out in a piece of furniture.

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    1. Thank you Debra-I love taking old yucky furniture and making it useful and pretty again!

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  9. Cudowna metamorfoza. Pozdrawiam gorąco.

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  10. What a fantastic table! The transformation is amazing. Thank you so much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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  11. Oh I love your table too! It is adorable! So shabby & chippy. Great lines on it. Pinned. Visiting from Vintage Charm.

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  12. When you mix your linseed oil w/ dark wax what is the ration? Does it act more like a glaze?

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  13. Oops! I meant what is the ratio of wax to oil? I love your pieces that I've seen using this technique. Please share. Also do you always scrape instead of sand?

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