Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tan and White Checks

I have been buying tables at garage sales and flea markets lately and have cleaned them up and painted them. I have been selling the tables on Craigslist with great success. This is one I just finished:
This is what it looked like when I bought it home:
As you know, I like to "doodle" so I painted checks similar to MacKenzie- Childs' Parchment Checks:

I trimmed the edges with 18K gold ink:

Ready to be listed on Craigslist!
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7 comments:

  1. WOnderful job as always. I love the Courtly Check pattern, but the parchment check has that lovely subtle elegance to it that will make it at home in any decor.

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  2. Another beautiful piece, Patti. I doubt this will last long before someone snatches it up.
    I'm cleaning out files in my office and discovered I have duplicate copies of some of the MacKenzie-Childs catalogs from through the years. I like to save these as references and for the styling ideas. You might want them for inspiration for painting a piece. Let me know if you could use these. I'll pop them in the mail to you. ~ Sarah

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  3. Patti, what a fun little business you have!

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  4. I love it! I would rather see, make, and buy a trash to treasure than get something new. The checks are perfect.

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  6. Hey Patti! Great work on the table!! This is my favorite of your parchament check! I am trying to do something similar to a table of mine and was wondering what colors and kind of paint you used?! Thanks for any help!

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    1. hi...I used my homemade chalk paint (plaster of paris and cheap acrylic paints) Email me if you want exact recipe!

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