If you saw my recent post of homemade chalky paint (click here) then you probably know who Lumpy is. My first try at homemade chalky paint produced a lumpy paint. And because that was all I had, I ended up using that paint on this table. When I was finished the table was covered in little plaster of Paris bumps. I decided to call the table “Lumpy.”
Once I improved my process for making homemade chalky paint, I sanded and repainted Ol’ Lumpy. (To see what I did to fix the problem, click here). Lumpy looks much better now, in fact, I probably shouldn’t even call him that any more.
I used clear Annie Sloan wax and Rugger Brown Fiddes Wax over the paint. Here are some more views of the finish.
I started out with a family dough bowl on the table but also like these family ironstone pieces here.
Did you notice the platter on top of my shelf?
I found this tucked away at the MIL’s house. I didn’t even know she had this platter because she had it squirreled away in a back drawer. I bet she even forgot she had it. Or maybe she felt it was not worth mentioning, since it is fairly stained. But I like those age marks.
To see a post on the ironstone in the shelf, click here, and the shelf click here.
Charm Bracelet Diva says
Michele Smith says
Lumpy looks great! I love how you made your own chalk paint. Love the platter too.
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Anywho I would LOVE to see your painting above your stove. Did you find it at TJ Maxx also?
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Hope you’re doing well!
Ann@A Sentimental Life says
the table looks wonderful, really looks vintage.
Love the vintage look
Honey at 2805 says
Ole lumpy is looking really good! The vignette is so pretty and I too like you MIL’s platter.
Lumpy looks good! Everything looks great out in the country. It was wonderful to spend Saturday with you and the fam! It was the perfect south Texas day.
Debra @ Common Ground says
Anita, Lumpy turned out fabulous! He’s really been saved. great job!!
Ginger Zuck says
As much as I love the table and the transformation, I love the boots under! I know I am wierd! Love it. Thanks…
Dumpster Diva says
After reading your post about “lumpy” I did my own project! Thanks for the tips! I would love for you to share on Dumpster Diva! I am hosting my Linky party #2. Click on over and join the fun!
I love your project. I also love white on white decor. I think your post of how Lumpy was created was humorous. I find myself in those situations many times.
I am a new follower. Would love it if you would stop over and follow back.
The White Farmhouse says
Poor Lumpy! Once you get a nickname it is hard to get rid of it! He looks gorgeous though! I really like how he turned out. I need to get off my lard butt and try out the paint!
Love the table… and that platter is gorgeous. Full of character. As for the chalk paint, you were able to teach us through your process so it will be easier for those of us who don’t know how to make chalk paint… thanks for refining the process!
As always, enjoy all your stuff!! Absolutely love the platter!!
Betsy (BB) says
Anita, Lumpy turned out great! I love this story! Your platter is fantastic too! Isn’t it funny we all love the utensil marks and nicks now?! I guess you MIL thought no one would love the platter due due the imperfections! I love it too!
Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs says
You are cracking me up! I love how lumpy came out ~ It is beautiful!
Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers says
Lumpy turned out wonderful in the end!
Hey Anita! I think your paint job is beautiful! I can’t believe I haven’t tried the AS chalk paint yet. I am sure it is coming! This project turned out great! And let me just say that that picnic below is AWESOME! I would camp out there high up in the trees above the sound of the creek below…pure heaven! Your set up is lovely and I am crazy about the ‘camp dishes.’ They are my favorite! Christie
LOL! I think you should still call him lumpy – it’s fun. Your table looks amazing by the way.
I’m visiting from over at A Vintage Vine. Love your blog.
That table turned out so great – perfect color! And love that large platter too!
Kellie Collis says
These are lovely! Fabulous shabby style! Have a gorgeous end of the week, Kellie xx
Hey Anita! I’m your newest follower! LOVE how it turned out. If you have time, please stop by sometime.
Honey at 2805 says
Hi there! I’m dropping back by to say thank you for sharing this at Potpourri Friday!
I love Lumpy!
I”m not a huge fan of traditionally styled wooden furniture in its original state (don’t mean to offend anyone) but chalk paint makes all the difference.
the table looks great now! I have plaster of paris and paint in my garage and am about to try my own chalk paint. I am going to check out your link on getting rid of lumps right now…..
Love how “Lumpy” turned out!!!
I am a new follower!!!
Enjoy your day!!!
I live in New Zealand so sadly no way of getting ASCP here. I made my own chalk paint using calcium carbonate. As with you I was told to try different sources. Eventually I found it (under the name Whiting) at a art supply store. My mum tells me my grandmother used to use it for cleaning?? It worked great. I just gave it a good whisk and added a little water. Once dry I gave it a light sand. Highly recommend this method. Really happy. Only reason I would want ASCP now is for their colours. They appear to have a slightly more authetic aged look – on my computer anyway.
You’re right! Lumpy does deserve a new name. How about Handsome!
Your table turned out wonderfully, Anita and it sure inspires me to take an old Queen Anne table of my own and transform it! I ordered some calcium carbonate from my health foods store- just came in today. After I get my Xmas decorations and all 7 of my trees up, mixing up a batch is in the plans. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. I’ve been so busy and consequently absent from blogging. Take care! Sue
I just purchased some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I am planning to paint my Mom’s night tables and the sideboard in our dining room. May I ask what color you used on Lumpy? The color is beautiful!
PS Love your website!
That was years ago Jane. I don’t remember. It’s a cream color. Thanks Jane!
Nice … good balance for a “lumpy” piece.
I’m not seeing the lumps…just see character!