Here is the Louis XVI table I recently painted with Annie Sloan Graphite. After looking at it for a while I decided it needed something more. I found four pieces of French bronze ormolu in my collection. I simply drilled holes in each one and nailed them on to the table. What do you think? The corona on top is actually an antiqued gold and the table is not shiny. Also the table is more grey than portrayed in this image. Once again, I think the flash is at fault. It couldn't possibly be my fault. Could it?
This room never felt quite right to me. I was constantly moving furniture in and out and around and around until I realized the gimungous coffee table I had in here was just too something. Not quite right. When I removed it I felt like I could breathe again. Ya' know what I mean? The ceilings are 18 feet high in this room, it is difficult to photograph the height.
This chaise was white. It looked like a cadaver. Though the photo doesn't do it justice, I painted it in Annie Sloan's Paris Grey with her Dark Wax. It looks lighter than it actually is. I had a really difficult time getting the Dark Wax to spread evenly on the cane. Recently, however, Alison from the Polohouse blog mentioned that she used a sheep wool carwash mit to paint. Brilliant! I am going to attempt to paint the cane again, using her method! Can you see McGillicuddy and Frannie? My babies!
This room is being painted soon so the drapes are down as well as the canvas tapestries I had made from a photography company online. They printed the image of original antique tapestries right on the canvas! You really cannot tell the difference and the total for three tapestries was less than $300! The original tapestries were over $50,000 all together! I am also reupholstering the children's French fauteuils with the most beautiful antique French toile. I bought the toile years ago but it was not large enough for a big piece of furniture. It will cover these chairs perfectly, though! Frannie, whose keister you see in the lower right hand corner, loves to sit on these when she's not spending time in Narnia, the armoire shown on the left!
The openings to the right will soon be drywalled over. I never liked them at all. Two side window thingies and a doorway in the center. Bubbye!
I love this table here! Originally, I was going to paint a chessboard on top and put it between two French chairs but I have changed my mind...for now. We still have all the Oriental rugs in the garage. Can you believe we have not placed them yet? They are soooo heavy, though. It takes two or three grown men to move them. After we paint we will lay the rugs! I am really excited about that! I have
whined mentioned that these orange floors distract me to no end. Right?
Thanks Debra, from Acquired Objects blog, for advice on how to photograph the table to show it's true color! Here it is! I removed the corona because it was too high.
Another photograph without the flash. A true representation of Annie Sloan Graphite!
That's it! What do you think? Should the table stay? Is the ormolu too much?
I didn't forget about the buffet I am supposed to be painting. I promise I will post it as soon as I am finished!
...and the awesome tutorial I promised...
p.s. Can you say More Ormolu For Louis ten times real fast?