In the last post, I talked about the beachy/farmhouse table. I had taken home the drawer out of the 'inspiration' table to make sure I was matching the colors up right. In my house, the colors matched up perfectly!! The sad news is, back in the church, the blue shade didn't match up at all. This didn't bother my client, my pastor's wife, at all (she is a complete sweetheart!) but it REALLY bothered me. I'm way too much of a perfectionist, I'm afraid.
You see, the other colours that are in a room affect what hues we see. In this case, the floor tiles in the church are very dominantly ruling the color scheme of the whole room. They refuse to let us ignore them. They are mostly blue with large amounts of green (and green grout) and little bits of grey and tan. Previously, the walls & trim were also different shades of green. Clearly, the color scheme was super duper outdated and thus the cosmetic makeover! The new wall color and the white trim color chosen by our pastor's wife helped CONSIDERABLY! She had also chosen new wall decor, accent chairs, and the 'inspiration table' and it all looked so gorgeous! This 'beachy/farmhouse table' should have been so beautiful . . . but those floors kicked up a fuss and said "No way, Hosea!"
What was happening was the blue in the 'inspiration table' while sitting in the church took on a blue-green tone (looking just fine) and the blue I used on the this table took on a sky blue tone, thus clashing terribly. Eventually, the plan is to possibly recolour the grout and then the more long term plan is to change out the tile. However, in its current state, those floors mess up the hoped-for color scheme. My mom, my 'partner-in-crime', agreed with me about my table just not looking right so . . .
As you see in the picture, the 'sky blue' wasn't working. In my opinion, the floor's colouring made the table's colouring look cheap. Had the floors been a different color, this table would have then matched the other table gorgeously like it did at my house. (Like my invention of the new word? LOL)
This week, I set about to fix that. I taped off the edges of the table and lightly sanded the top. Then, I painted one thin coat of Simply White and immediately began working Grey Silk into it. What I ended up doing was actually even easier than the method I used to create the top as detailed in the last post! I squirted lines of grey paint in stripes, but spaced apart a good distance, and then with a damp cloth I wiped the whole top in stripe motions. This smeared the two colors together and created that weathered wood look.
After the coat of New Surface dried, (about 1/2 hour), I lightly sanded it but it really didn't need it. The light sand did take off a little of the primer in spots.
Second coat of Simply White
The first coat of Simply White covered really well! The second coat almost completely covered but it really did need a third coat. I lightly sanded between coats and found that may have taken off too much paint. However, I am finding that this paint doesn't self-level AT ALL and I am so not a fan of brush strokes so that is why I lightly sanded between coats. After the second coat, I left it for the night.
Coming back the next day, I had to lightly sand again to tame down the brush strokes and rough surface. It definitely needed a third coat of paint. However, I didn't have enough paint to give a complete third coat so I had a decision to make.
Sanding too light turned the grey to lime green. Sanding just a tad harder took the grey off exposing the white. Just a tad more pressure took the white AND primer off (which is really weird because the primer cured like cement overnight the last two times I used it), too! This would be great for those who love distressing. But, I was TRYING to create a smooth modern look with just a very little distressing. This was not to be. Doing the only thing I could at this point, I went with the flow and distressed away. I finished up with two coats of Matte Liquid Wax.
Plaster Paint Canada
New Surface primer
Original Plaster Paint - Simply White
Original Plaster Paint - Grey Silk
Matte Liquid Wax
I LOVE the New Surface! It goes on quickly & easily and a very little bit goes a really long ways. I also love that you can begin painting after only 30 minutes!
I dislike the Original Plaster Paint as it did not self-level for me at all and leaves a rough surface, thus requiring sanding.
I LOVE the Matte Liquid Wax! It goes on easily and feels so silky when dry.
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