This Project was inspired by my love of French Toile Fabrics. I chose to dress up the chairs by gluing wood applique of scroll work to the tops of the chairs.
The table top was transformed using plaster and fabric to create texture, depth and imperfections, a hallmark of the French. These pieces were painted a custom color of warm white.
Dancing and hapiness go hand in hand! I created the center motif drawing, using pen and inking. It was then decoupaged into the center table leaf. A Fresco art technique was then applied, making the motif become part of a century old table.
The scoll work from the wood appliques on the chairs was echoed with free hand painting around the border and center motif. The whole set was antiqued with General Finishes Burnt Glaze Effects. The border of the table, and the Ball and Claw Pedestal came alive when I created depth with metalic gold paint and topped it with a faux finish using General Finishes Burnt Umber Glaze. This product was also used to antique the chairs and table.
Multiple top coats of General Finishes Semi Gloss was applied to protect the Family Heirloom. The last step was applying three coats of General Finishes Satin top coat to make a new table look as if was loved for centuries.