Ok, get ready because I did something a little funky.
It will be a love or hate.
I will tell you this…it has apparently already been sold, so someone loved it.
And no…..I didn’t sell it to my mother. Thank you very much.
Like the before picture? It’s the upside down table.
CeCe’s simply white on whole table…. which by the way many of you have asked me why CeCe’s over Annie Sloans. I have used both. I tried CeCe’s because the store that carries my product sells it. I thought I would give it a shot. The texture is a tad thinner and that worried me at first. I thought it might not spread as far. It spreads soooooo far and dries so quickly. Totally green product, which made me feel safe. Mainly because I am rinsing brush residue down my drains, breathing in the dust and washing off residue into my yard. I do not have a complex reason. I just liked the ease of its application and speed drying. I love the ability to work on multiple pieces at one time. CeCe’s is only a little less than Annie Sloans and the additional cost, which I have always worried about, has really paid off for me. I am putting out more pieces than ever before. If you are re-selling, I would really consider it. If you are on a really tight budget and looking for just accent pieces for your home….I don’t know that you would really need. Valspar samples are great for those projects. But approximately $30.00 can allow me to do about five or six large pieces easily. I finally looked at that and realized how much it was worth it. The ladies at Beaches sell it and would love to help you. I have heard from many of my readers that have ordered from them and they love their friendliness and willingness to answer any questions. They are not pushy. If you do not order, don’t worry about it. Call them and ask them your questions. I do not get reimbursed for talking about them. I have bought my paints from them except for a few samples. I’m not whining. I am wanting you to know that I really mean it. I am not a huge blogger. I do not get free paint. I am just like you….for real. Except I talk.too.much. : )Â I am letting you know why I took the CeCe plunge and bit the $30.00 bullet and what I thought. It really works better for me.
I painted it “simply white” . I wanted a pattern inside of the table that I had decided to do in gold leaf.
I used a creative template process that I have not patented just yet.
It’s called stack and trace template. Impressed?
I had a table with a unique circular shape and thought this shape might work nicely with gold leaf. So I plopped it upside down and traced with my “gold leaf” paint…..
I then accented with gold leaf as well.
It is actually centered but looks a tad off center in this picture. Just so you know. : )
But the gold leaf and white blended together beautifully.
It created a rather elegant look and I really liked it.
Could you find yourself using gold leaf? Too brassy for you?
Here it is with a brass lamp.
I thought it added a new twist to the “shabby or distressed” white table.
The “template table” that I used. That table turned out beautifully as well and I will share soon.
For those of you that are asking about milk paint……I will answer that question this week as well.
So glad it sold and so glad that “thinking out of the box” paid off.
I thought it might be neat for you guys to see that I do not have vinyl cutters…fancy cut outs….I just have to use what I have. So, if you are putting off a project because you want “one” more thing before you do it. IMPROVISE. You will get more satisfaction from the completion. I promise.
So, I told you it would be a love or hate.
Curious as to your thoughts.
Like the brass lamp or blue and white with it best?
Blue is my favorite.
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