I bought this elegant Parlor Table from that same wonderful man in Rockford. It has great shape and cool feet. However, the top wasn't in great shape and it is leather. I wasn't quite sure how to attack it but I knew the chalk paint could handle it!
I chose the new ASCP color of French Linen. I love it. I set out to paint my first coat and it went on nice and smooth but there was a slight bleed through were the leather met the wood. I sealed it with a clear shellac and applied coat number 2. Now normally that was all I would do but the leather was a bit crackly. My friend Christie has been playing around with different finishes with the paint and actually messing with it when it was almost dry. I tried it. I took a small piece of cardboard and moved the paint around a bit and created a slight texture that camouflaged the leather and added more depth to the piece. Then I added the stencil and here it is:
Here it is at the Na-Da event! It is now currently at Carter's Cottage.