Decoupage Tole Tray Table and Workshop!

 An old fashioned tole tray table~in rare fashion I did not take a before picture~
but the condition of the table top was plain black paint with a dozen chips.
 I sanded down the chipped paint and then painted the
 entire top with Duck Egg Chalk Paint™.
Decoupage is in the forefront of my mind lately,
 and I applied a hydrangea, cut out from a print 
I bought from an Etsy seller. I used modpodge, but I have 
to say I don't like the shine...maybe they make a
 matte mod podge? Anyone have the answer? 
After I applied the center image I did a French Linen Chalk Paint™ 
wash on the outer edge, and then free handed 
a Paloma Chalk Paint™ border following the scallop.
 Lastly I did the same wash on the center flat area of the table
 leaving the inner border plain Duck Egg, and finished off with 
another Paloma border stripe. It looks fresh and pretty and ready 
to set up between two chairs or in front of a sofa~you could do 
this with just an old rusted out Tole tray and then put it on your 
ottoman as a makeshift coffee table. Lovely.
 It looks prettier in person than here...but here it is...going to wax it on Tuesday~
 The other project I have going is a set of garden chairs that were rather forlorn~
 The chair will be covered in this linen table cloth~
its a perfect match to the hot pink frames.
Mod vintage style for sure!
It used to be perfect chippy shabby~but I wanted to 
do something fun and fresh but with a vintage twist.
 Hung up on chairs lately~chair-aholic....
 I have plans for this set of chairs too...
they are top rate heavy old chairs!
 At todays end Colin and I set up for my first
 Annie Sloan™ Introductory Paint Workshop!! I have
 7 ladies coming tomorrow and am totally pumped about it! 
They will be learning most of the things that I learned
 at the Boston World Tour stop that Annie just finished~
look closely at the copper item on the table...
 One new thing I am going to show the girls is how to do a wet distress~
and I will be using a square of the faux tin tile that you find 
at Lowes or Home Depot....painted up with Duck Egg and 
wet distressed, it looks like a verdigris~all that is left is the 
clear and dark wax and this technique is going to be a favorite!
 Colin captured me setting up the table....
 And I returned the favor as he set out
 water bottles at each place setting~
I had a great day of sales at the shop~
and met a blog reader of mine, Melissa! So fun!
Anyone interested in a workshop in the Boston area can call
 the store and ask for more details!
Have a great Saturday night, and go Celtics!!! Beat the Heat!!


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