graphite & metallic pedestal table
melinda k. casanova
table base process
The base coat is Annie Sloan in French Linen. Two coats.
Followed by a very light dry brushing with two different colors of chalk paint, Cocoa and Paris Grey. Just kind of randomly brushed on in no certain pattern.
Next, I did a white wash with a very light buttery yellow, cream color I made using Annie Sloan Old White and English Yellow. Brushed on and wiped all off so that it created a sort of smoothed over cloudy look.
Finished with a glaze that I also custom mixed. The base of the glaze was Martha Stewart Metallic Glaze in Mercury and then I added some General Finishes Glaze Effects in Pitch Black and a little bit of water. As for the exact ratio of the mercury to the pitch black I don’t remember. I wanted it to be dark but not too dark. (Keep in mind the customer was trying to coordinate with a piece of art in her kitchen that had a metallic, pearl look to it.)
Brushed it on and wiped it off.
table base details
After first round of dry brushing with cocoa and paris grey...
After “white washing” with my custom cream, pale butter yellow.
Glaze for the bottom of the table. Looks very dark. You can see the metallic glaze from the MS mercury in there. It ended up looking like a pewter glaze.
Base of the table completed. Excuse the messy garage!
The base coat is Annie Sloan Graphite mixed with Paris Grey (maybe 50/50?). I wanted it to be somewhere in the middle. Two coats.
I glazed the top with another custom glaze that I mixed up using mostly General Finishes Glaze Effects in Pitch Black, very watered down because it was hot outside and it dried fast! I also added in just a TINY amount of Martha Stewart metallic glaze in black coffee to give just a tiny bit of shimmer. I brushed it on and wiped it right off but definitely worked to give it a little bit more of that streaked look so that the gray underneath stood out more.
I sealed the entire piece with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Flat. Three or Four Coats.
Base coat of the tabletop (Graphite + Paris Grey)
Close ups of the top after the Glaze of mostly pitch black with MS black coffee metallic.
Last, but not least, here are the Martha Stewart glazes I used, although I am not sure they are still being made.
The customer was trying to coordinate with a piece of art in her kitchen that had a metallic, pearl look to it.
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