I recently finished a table for some favorite customers of mine. This couple LOVE color and rich texture. They found the perfectly shaped table in my shop but it was all wrong color wise.
The table was built back in the 60’s by Ethan Allen in solid maple. It was still sporting it’s original (dated) finish when I found it. I painted it with a coat of dark grey and on top of that a coat of Luxe Grey followed by a Ralph Lauren stencil in Ballet White. Well that color combination did not resonate with my clients one bit! We looked through my Amy Howard One Step Paint samples and decided on Chinese Red for the legs and skirt, Black for the top and three leaves and Rugo for the stencil. This paint line is incredibly flexible! From subtle to vibrant in the stroke of a brush with some fearlessness thrown in!
Naturally sadly I forgot to take pictures of the table in it’s original finish. But I found a shot of a table with a similar finish from the web.
First up a can of Amy Howard One Step paint in Chinese Red, you can see the grey/white painted finish also in this shot.
This Saturday is the first One Step Basics class and it’s full. I’m really looking forward to teaching! I’ve scheduled the next One Step Basics for March 30th, please click here for the details. There are still spots open for the Silk Ribbon Embroidery class on March 15th, for the details click here.
Here’s a photo of the silk ribbon piece that I will be teaching.