Battle Scar Plaid

Painting a plaid pattern was a wee bit more difficult, than I first thought.  True plaid or tartan fabric has intersecting stripes that are woven, where one color seems to bleed into another. Until I learn how to create that with paint, my plaid will continue to be stripes layered one on top of another.

I played around with the paint until I came up with a pattern I could call my own. I selected Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Louis Blue, Napoleonic Blue and Versailles. The colors, had just enough contrast to make the pattern look interesting.

Friday's Furniture Fix

Friday’s Furniture Fix

By the way, the table may look familiar because it was in two previous post as Table Project Phase One and Table Project Phase Two.  The table has great lines and personality, just what I needed in order to experiment with my design.

Plaid pattern after light sanding

Plaid pattern after light sanding

 

I started by using painters tape to create stripes. The project took time because I had to wait for each paint layer to dry, before painting the next layer.  Twenty minutes here, twenty minutes there, and after a couple of days, I was finished. I stood back and declared, I absolutely hated the look! Ugh!

 

Plaid pattern with battle scars

Plaid pattern with battle scars

 

Vintage looking plaid

Vintage looking plaid

 

So I sanded, applied dark wax, polished off the wax, sanded again…then feeling like I had nothing to lose, I mutilated the painted stripes with a paint scraper. At last, I stood back surveying what turned out to be a battle scene. I was finally satisfied, the battle scars added an unexpected mystique to the design.

 

Plaid pattern looks great on display

Plaid pattern looks great on display

 

Vintage keys

Vintage keys

 

Plaid table top

Plaid table top

Funny how my projects seem to evolve, but that’s life. It’s more important to be resilient, than dwell on how things didn’t turn out as planned.

Cheers!

 

Friday’s Furniture Fix Week 5  PatinaParadise 

Michelle || Thistle Key Lane

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