Do you swoon when you see layers of paint and stain on the side of a barn with time-worn wear, or better yet, on a piece of furniture? I mean, there’s a story there. That chippy goodness tells the life of that piece, and what travels it’s had – those layers of love. No, I’m not crazy, but maybe a bit head-over heels with appreciation for the past. Let me show you how I go about creating layers of love.
Those layers I mentioned above speak to me telling me a bit about each change in life. For instance, the life of a table could be this: a table is built and stained and sold by the original creator. Then the new owner wears out the top with her kids meals and decided to throw on a coat of white paint to freshen it up. Eventually that same table heads to a garage sale, where a man purchases it to put in his garage and throws on a coat of blue paint because white gets too dirty….you get the idea!
When I am blessed enough to have such a piece come across my path, I try to find out as much as I can about it’s history so that when it’s no longer mine I can continue the story. But…sometimes it’s fun to create my own story by using paint and stain make something appear to have had a history.
That’s what’s led me to share my project. It’s all about layers!
First, I stained the wood totes (any color will do), but didn’t touch the table or the towel rack because they had already started their story at some point with stain. Looking better already right?
Creating that layers of love aged look is fun and totally allow you to run with it. There are no rules. mwahahaha…
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Holly @ Down to Earth Style says
I love how you think about the story a piece will tell through it’s layers of paint. I agree. Your table turned out wonderful and you chose a very nice Spring color (colors 🙂 ).
Thanks for sharing and being part of Project Challenge.
[email protected] The Picket Fence says
Oh, I love layers. Such pretty and soft colors, that aqua is to die for! Pinning!
[email protected] Harbor says
That turned out great and wow – Italy – how cool. I know nothing about International shipping. Is it hard to mess with the customs tickets for stuff like this?
Jill Flory says
All of those are so pretty! Great job!
Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage says
You have really transformed ho hum pieces into something beautiful! I just love the soft aged look that the layering achieves!
I love the technique you used. I’m sure I could use some of that icky wal-mart paint I shoved in the back of the cupboard and it won’t go completely to waist. Everything has a good use, right?! Thank you, your pieces turned out AMAZING!! XO
[email protected] says
Ha! Yes, it does. It’s just a matter of finding the right purpose. Thank you for your sweet words. 🙂
Can you share the color & brand of the blue paint you used, the table is beautiful!!
I used a seconds paint that I have yet to name, but it is definitely and aqua color. Sorry I’m not much help! 😀