Country Sampler Special Edition
When Sylvia Cook of Sylvia Cook Inspirations was looking for a new table and chairs for her small eating area, she scored with the right-size round table and a set of four perfectly shaped chairs that she found at two different resale sites. She knew she wanted to redo the standard maple finish into something that had a weathered driftwood appearance.
After gaining inspiration online, she decided on a paint treatment that started with Minwax stain in Classic Grey, which she wiped off between two coats. Then she dry-brushed the table with a coat of white chalkyfinish paint (wiping again to let the grain show through), another lighter wash of watered-down white chalky-finish paint, and topped it with a white wax and a clear sealer. The chairs got a slightly different look with a beginning coat of white chalky-finish paint, then several layers of a self-made mix of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Eulalie’s Sky, Kitchen Scale and Layla’s Mint with a little teal-colored wood stain thrown in, and finally all topped it with a clear rub-on wax. Sylvia did a light sanding on the pieces before painting and also some distressing before finalizing the topcoats. The results look like something straight from the seashore!
DESIGNED AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY SYLVIA COOK OF SYLVIACOOK-INSPIRATIONS.BLOGSPOT.COM.