Oh. My. Goodness. Must I put words to this post? I am fearful I will show WAY TOO MUCH excitement about the subject matter on each of them. I will do my best to stick to the design and application of the products….and not sound too much like an addict of either beverage.
Jack Daniels. Oh wait….a round oak table. I have wanted to paint the Jack Daniels label onto a furniture surface for months! I wasn’t sure if it would be the front of a dresser or chest…..the top of a desk…..or a table…..but I knew it would present itself to me at some time. When Jamie from The Turquoise Door approached me about painting funky art furniture pieces for her fabulous boutique….I knew this was it!
I lathered on my favorite black chalk paint….Raven….by Heirloom Traditions Paint. I then projected an image of the label that I found on the internet onto the table top and traced it out with a piece of white chalk. I then cranked up my favorite honky tonk tunes and colored between the lines. Below is a short snippet of me painting this label by hand…..
I felt that both tables called for a heavy distressing. I knew this would allow the gorgeous natural wood to peak through and offer a sense of rawness.
The rich red of Engine No. 9 against the raw pattern of the wood grain on the table pedestal is sooooooo yum!!!! I had no choice but to frame it out with black and white stripes which always offer a beautiful back drop for a focal point!
The “spindley” coffee table legs are adorned with metallic gold against white which plays off as stripes.
The heavy distressing and final glazing with Dark Antiquing Patina knock back the color just enough to keep it from being honey…..and even make it a bit grungy.
I had so much fun with both of these tables! It is my hope that someone out there will find this funky art furniture as fun and fabulous as I do….and want them in their home to enjoy every day (and maybe a little Jack Daniels and Coffee too)!
I hope these funky art furniture pieces inspire you to paint some funky art furniture. You can buy these same colors (Raven, Chantilly, Engine No. 9, Alexandrite, Synergy, Marilyn’s Lipstick, Squash, Dark Antiquing Patina) from Heirloom Traditions and PLEASE use my coupon code FANCY for 10% off your purchase! I don’t earn income, but I will earn paint supplies so I can keep painting alcohol- and coffee-inspired furniture!