For quite some time I have been hound dog crazy for Hounds Tooth. So much so that I bought this cute black and white ottomon. Right now it’s in hubbies office, but I hope to use it in my craft room someday.
Next I bought this green hounds tooth chair for my family room.
Then one day while blog hopping I saw this on the Sisters of the Wild West blog. For me it was instant love!
Then I remembered that I had purchased a sofa table at a yard sale last Fall for $20. Doesn’t she have nice legs?
I painted her white using a homemade chalk paint. I mixed 2/3 white latex with 1/3 Plaster of Paris. Covered very nicely.
TThen following the Sisters instructions I marked the table in 3” squares and painted every other square green. I loved the blue, but thought I would match my chair. At first I tried taping it off but decided it was easier to just fill it in with a large flat brush. Then I cut a stencil (as per the sisters) and used it to give it the hounds tooth effect.
Now it looks like this.
After sanding I waxed it with Annie Sloan clear and dark wax. One thing I found that if I got more dark than I wanted if I went back with clear it would take some of it off.
That is up to a certain point. It turned out a bit darker than I wanted, but could not get it any lighter. I will live with it a while and see if I like it any better.
Here is a close up.
And after I decorated it.
I I also painted and waxed this small architectural piece I bought from Star Mill. Not sure what it came off of.
The bee skep I bought in Williamsburg, VA while on vacation 3 or 4 years ago. I love it!
My table did not turn out quite as cute as the Sisters did. I love their dark top showing through. My table was cream and I was too lazy to paint it black first.
Still, kind of cute and happy to finally be done. That is unless I decide it’s just too dark and I start all over again. lol
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