Tuesday, November 17, 2015
We're Amy Howard Dropouts
It was a black pine table we bought in 1971
and stripped to natural in the 1980s,
and by 2015 had yellowed horribly.
I fell in love with this table....
I tore the page out of a magazine but don't remember
which one it was to credit.
It was an Italian table, circa late 1800s.
It probably had many layers of paint to give it
that wonderful shade.
I thought that R.H. and our firstborn could duplicate it.
Off to Benjamin Moore I went and bought
Amy Howard's Cracked Patina system.
My guys got busy turning my old dining table
into an Italian masterpiece.
They spent hours in the shop.
Brown Eyes kept them company.
They brought a table leaf in for me to approve
the color I chose for the first layer.
I loved it but panicked at adding the next step
of Cracked Patina,
and the gray paint that would follow that.
Would it give me the look of an old Italian table,
or would it give me a mess?
I decided to become an Amy Howard dropout
and told them just to seal it.
Maybe I'm just not a Cracked Patina kind of gal
because I love it the way it is.
Above is a picture from my next post of a fall table and meal.
I hope you'll come back on the weekend for that,
and I hope you'll tell me here if you're a
Amy Howard graduate!