This is one of the first tables that I painted using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I am just now getting around to posting it. I used Emperor's Red and gilding wax in gold. It also belonged to my grandmother. She had a house full of beautiful furniture, and I am so thankful to keep it living on in my house.
I used GedeO Gilding Wax on the trim of the table. This wax is so easy to use, and I have completed so many projects with this little jar!
I also used the gilding wax on the hardware so the trim would be an exact match.
Since the table was done before I ever thought about actually blogging, I don't have the before picture. This is also the only time I have actually sanded a piece of furniture before using the chalk paint. I only sanded the top. As long as I can remember, this table sat in front of my grandparent's picture window with a lamp on it. The sun had faded all of the top except for the circle where the lamp sat. I wanted to make sure that the raised circle didn't show.
Since I wanted a deeper red on the table, I did use the dark wax after a coat of clear wax.
Here lately I have been reading a few posts questioning the use of chalk paint because it is a bit pricey. This is the fourth project that I have finished using the Emperor's Red, and the can is just now a little less than half full. I put three coats on this table and on the other projects. If you missed my post on using the red paint and Wood Icing, you can find it here.
This picture was taken during the day with the sun pouring in the window, but the red shows up much better.
Now that I have finished this table, I see another project in the near future. My chairs worked great when the table had a dark finish, but now I'm thinking either new chairs or chair covers. :) At least add some red pillows. When it comes to decorating, do we ever get finished?
I also have to get curtains or valances for my living room. I cannot make up my mind what I want, and with eight windows in this room it won't be cheap. Yet, another project. LOL