I’m so sorry we haven’t posted all week. We’ve been spending every waking minute painting furniture to stock our new booth. I’ve hesitated to post because I fear you may be getting tired of furniture posts. But since we haven’t had time for anything else, I thought we’d share another one anyway and hopefully you enjoy seeing them!
We decided to makeover this console table with Annie Sloan “Graphite” paint. You can see from the closeup picture it had a crackle finish, but it was just on the flat surface of the top and bottom shelf and not all over the entire piece.
Our original plan was to use a paint stripper to remove it, but since the crackle wasn’t on very thick we decided to try sanding it and it worked perfectly.
Next, we gave it a couple coats of Annie Sloan “Graphite”. Graphite is an interesting color. It’s definitely not black, more of a slate or charcoal color. While the paint is wet, it even looks a bit blue, but it dries to more of a dark charcoal gray.
We painted this graphic from The Graphics Fairy. If you’re not familiar with the The Graphics Fairy, it’s an amazing website with tons of unique and vintage graphics you can use for free. It’s our favorite place to find graphics for our pieces.
After painting the graphic, we lightly sanded the entire top and bottom shelf to distress it a bit and soften the edges of the graphic. Then we sealed it with a couple coats of clear wax. You can find our detailed instructions for painting graphics on furniture here.
What do you think of the graphite color? Would you use it to paint an entire piece?
I hope you’re having a fantastic week!
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