Having used my first packet of Websters Chalk powder up on 4 bookcases, one dining table, a wall unit a chicken and several eggs, we placed our order for selling. Not bad value for £9.99 and some old tins of half finished paint that were knocking around. The results have been encouraging, with customers asking when we are getting it in. We've also decided to offer a 'paint-swap' facility where locals ask for a colour- and if someone has one to spare they either 'freegle' it or swap with the wanter. So, as we await our first delivery- here's more about what we did with the very first packet.
Today's post is about two bookcases...
These two bookcases form 'bookends to our parlour table. The table has already had the Websters treatment, now it's time to lighten-up the surroundings. Taking the bookcase in the last picture first- we mixed up some Websters Chalk paint powder with a pinky-hued off-white.
Then, using some fine-grade wire-wool, applied several coats of oak tinted wax, polishing each coat in between.
The moulding detail at the top corners was picked out with a wash of copper kraft paint, and the job was done.
Now on to the second case...
A coat of the aforementioned 'base', followed by picking out detail with a Tudor rose emulsion.
The sides of the bookcase were filled in with the Tudor Rose, then decoupaged with some of my 'colouring 'ins' and a black border applied to the panel edges. Then using a stamp pad of playing card motifs- a black patterned border was applied.
Much waxing and wire-wool polishing follows as is now the norm, I'm sure you have gathered....
Et voila- book cases as table bookends complete. Another fine day of 'lightening-up' the Bookshop. Oh, I nearly forgot- here's the chicken again- more of him in the next post!