My Alpine Home

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hound Dog Crazy!

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.

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Next I bought this green hounds tooth chair for my family room.

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Then one day while blog hopping I saw this on the Sisters of the Wild West blog.  For me it was instant love!

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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.

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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.

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Now it looks like this.

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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.

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And after I decorated it.

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I I also painted and waxed this small architectural piece I bought from Star Mill.  Not sure what it came off of.

before:

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after:

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The bee skep I bought in Williamsburg, VA while on vacation 3 or 4 years ago. I love it!

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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
Hugs,

Jann

p.s. If you haven’t linked up with  Share Your Cup Thursday I would love you to come join us!

I am sharing with:

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Happy Hour Projects for Happy Hour Friday

Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday

2805 for Potpourri Friday

One More Time Link Party

22 comments:

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Jann!! I love your table! There is nothing wrong with the coloring! it turned out fabulous! Seriously! I love it and wouldn't have the guts to try! The colors are classic and will work with everything!
I'm seeing something going underneath it too!

Kris said...

Oh my gosh Jann, it is awesome! You did an amazing job!!!! I love it!! LOVE It!!! And I also love the piece you did that sits on top! You did a fabulous job!!! Be proud!!!
XO Kris

Karen S. said...

Oh my, I think that I'd be quite happy to just have all of these lovely items...the shade of green is the most lovely of all.

Gina said...

I think your houndstooth table turned out great! I have loved houndstooth since the 80s when I had a black & white houndstooth miniskirt! lol

NanaDiana said...

Personally, I LOVE your table. I think it is just the right bit of dark waxing to give it an aged look. You did a great job on it!!

Love your little plaque thing, too. I had a bee skep for years that finally fell apart in the garden. I have kind of been on the hunt for another one- xo Diana

Poppy said...

I think you did a wonderful job with the table and I love the green and cream combination a lot. The finish I think is perfect, not too dark or light with an aged appearance.Loving the bee skep and the pretty vignette on the table. You are going to have a lot of fun creating new vignettes on your new table. Thanks for hosting this week's a party,Jann and enjoy your weekend!Hugs,Poppy

The Farmer's Daughter said...

You are so talented, Jann! I know I keep saying that, but I also keep thinking it! Your table is so striking and stylish--and professional. Love it!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's a very pretty table and I love the paint technique! I love the bird pillow on your chair, too!

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...That ottoman! I'd be very tempted to snatch it, too! I love the black and white...and, the houndstooth is looks so sharp!
Thank you, Jann, for sharing your "how tos" as you gave your sofa table a new face. I have a few things that I am stumped as to what to do with..and, you have given me inspiration. Plaster of Paris and latex paint...What a great technique!
I hope you have a nice weekend. I am headed to the Oregon Coast with my sisters and my Mom. It's strictly a "Girls Weekend"!
Blessings,
Carolynn :)

Traci said...

Ok, that is just way too cute!! I want one! Found you from Feathered Nest Friday, and am your newest follower:)

Erika@BeBookBound said...

Howdy, neighbor! I live in Cedar Hills and couldn't be thrilled to find a fellow Wasatch woman and houndstooth lover! You can NEVER have enough houndstooth! Great job.

Kelley Highway said...

Green to the nth degree x 18 = Love

Down to the ol' hound's tooth.

Linda said...

Your table is so cute - makes me want to do something clever with the antique white console table I have in my hallway...but, I won't. Too many other things I want to do more! Love what you did with yours though!

Danielle said...

I love the table...I wish I was motivated to do such projects!!

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Your table is fantabulous!!!

Rose L said...

I think it looks cute. I would never have attempted that pattern as seems so difficult and a lot of work! I give kudos to you!

Grammy Goodwill said...

I think your table looks great just the way it is. You did a good job.

Diann said...

Wow Jann! You did a fantastic job! The table turned out great! Way to go! Thank you for sharing this with us last week at TTF. I hope you are having a terrific week!

Sherry said...

Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Lizzi's Creations said...

I'm obsessed with the painted houndstooth! I love it. I don't think it looks too dark; it's just right!

One More Time said...

Hi Jann,
First I would like to thank you very much for linking up to Share it One More Time's linky party:) and Second I would like to to let you know you have been featured for your wonderful makeover! Congratulations please grab my button I have been feauted.
Hope you will link up again with another one of your wonderful projects.
Tammy

Natasha in Oz said...

I love houndstooth too. I have a jacket that I bought years ago at Banana Republic and it looks as stylish today as it did back then!

Thanks for linking up to Say G'day Saturday. Hope you can join in again this weekend.

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz