I love this unique table and knew when I saw it at the flea market, it would come home with me.  And it did.  In trying to get PURPLE out of my system, I knew this piece would be purple.   in fact, I used my newest Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Emile.  It's such a luscious shade of purple!  It reminds me of spring flowers, Easter, and more.  Some of my favorite flowers this time of year are hyacinths, lilacs, crocus and tulips. 

I painted this with Emile, and then darkened a small amount with Graphite and applied just around the edges, rings, bands and small places.  Then I mixed some Emile with a bit of Old White for a lighter shade and this was applied to all the places having the darker shade, but in a dry brush technique.

After a light amount of distressing, I then applied a coat of wax glaze that was mostly clear with some dark brown.  For the final coat on the table top surfaces, I used clear wax only.   This was buffed for a nice satin sheen. 

I love how this sweet table turned out.  Can't you picture this in front of a window with plants on each of the three tiers?  I can, and in my purple obsessed brain, the plants would likely be various shades of purple violets!  Yes, I need an intervention!  :)

Be sure to click on each picture to fully experience the profusion of purple deliciousness!  (is that even a word?)
I've had the table since last fall.  I never was quite sure what to do with it.  So until I KNOW, I don't do anything.  Finally, I KNEW.  I'd been itching to get my hands on some of Annie Sloan's "Emile", a luscious shade of purple!  When I went to a great Annie Sloan Chalk Paint workshop at my friend Liz Brantley's in Lexington, I bought a can, oh and a can of Country Grey and Coco. 

Rather than repeat all the details again here on how I achieved the crackle look, just read about it in the blog post before this, as it's all in the article published at KYFORWARD.COM.

Basically, heavy coat of Paloma first, the dry brushed Emile, a stencil, and dark wax glaze finish, with coat of clear wax on top for extra protection.  The stencil was done both on the top and on the bottom shelf.

Be sure to click on each picture to see it in all it's glory! :)  The before pic is the last.

shabby chic, annie sloan chalk paint, upcycled accent furniture