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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  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.

  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

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

  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!

    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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