I know I am sooooo 2011 with this, BUT I finally have jumped across the pond and did my versions of the Union Jack. I have a provincial dresser that I will do BUT I wanted to practice on these 2 side tables.. I think they came out really cute, So I wanted to share with you all in case someone else wants to try it!
You will need
LOTS of painters tape.
Piece of Chalk
Red,White and Blue paint.
Since I LURV Chalk Paint. I chose
Pure White, Emperors Silk and Napoleonic Blue by Annie Sloan.
*Since I did 2 different tables I will be interchanging pictures for the tutorial FYI*
Here is the before:
Clean your piece up (A little diluted TSP is my Fave)
In order to correctly draw out the union jack, I used a very helpful site that you can visit here
Tape off your red cross first..
Paint it, let it dry..and remove the tape..
I taped off the red now and painted the white outline
Here's where your chalk will come into play!
Draw out the rest of the flag and keep going..
I did the blue first..
You get the idea...
Here it is all painted, waxed and ready for distressing..
*Note, I LURRRRRV Chalk paint BUT this WAS challenging sanding and distressing, with all the vibrant colors so close to one another because this stuff distresses a little too well for this scenario..Make sure you wax each color section well before you distress, to minimize bleeding/blending of the colors.
Here's the white base table after sanding and chipping..
I then applied a second coat of my dark wax "mash up" to give it an aged patina
Put your clear wax on a little plate,
Then, mix IN your dark wax..now you have a uniform blend of the
dark wax & the clear and it just makes
it so EASY to wipe off, when it's mixed like this!
So, apply your dark wax, buff and take their purrdy pictures!
Cheerio Ol' Chaps!