|poor little abondoned table...|
|dirt, dust and loose paint removed...|
|primed and read for paint...|
|first colour is a rich copper spray...|
|can you believe this was just a little aluminium caste table?!|
|Teal roughly painted and wiped back to give the illusion of a verdigris over copper...|
We took Tilly for her first walk last week...between the crappy weather, my lack of time or enthusiasm, and the fact that she just had the "bitch snip"...anyhoo, on the way back from the local park I spotted a little grungey table tossed in an old wheelbarrow on the verge, we snaggled it and headed home.
I love the look of verdigris over copper, and so off to the local hardware store I went. I have to say I was met with some odd looks from the staff when I explained what I wanted to do...can you believe that neither of the two young blokes working in the paint section had any idea what verdigris was...or patina!...I had to educate them. I had to make sure they sold me primer and paint that would stick to metal and be long wearing. I have no idea how these guys had jobs.
Any way, I got what I needed and did what I wanted, and I am thrilled with how it turned out.