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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Graphite Tables

Hello. Hope your enjoying your Sunday. It's kinda cold out here at minus -26 C (-15 F). Which I guess really isn't that bad, but I'm done with winter. I think I've hit that point in the winter, when I've just had enough! I want to paint in day light hours, be able to take fab pictures anytime and not have to rush home after work to get natural light. {anyone use photographers lights?those big circle ones?}
Anywho, I wanted to showcase a set that was brought to me from far away, 6 hours to be precise. I wish I had taken before pics, but I never seem to remember. That should have been my New Years resolution. 




What do you think? I painted these with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite. I was hoping for a more richer black... but loved the slate color. I used 2 coats of Annie Sloan ark Soft Wax. 



When painting, I used random direction strokes to built lots of grooves. This way I could work the dark wax into all the lines and crevices. 




I just love the profile of these babes!




I tried turning the window in this one. I love to paint, but have no experience in photography.

10 comments:

  1. Those are really pretty. I think the lighter gray color looks more aged than a true black. I love them!

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  2. Loving this table. I was thinking of trying the graphite look sometime so I'm glad I git to see a refresher. Hello from Be inspired linky party!
    leelee @ paperbagstyling.blogspot.com

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  3. I love the look of these tables too, the big legs are so cool. And the graphite looks amazing on them, great job! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. I love annie Sloan paint. I have a can of graphite I'm ready to use. Now that seen your pics, it makes me very excited to try it. Thank you for linking up to Hickory Trail!

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  5. Love that shade of gray... gorgeous! I'm featuring it in this week's Power of Paint Party!

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