by Hester van Overbeek
Painter in Residence Hester van Overbeek transformed this drop leaf table into a playful games table!
This second-hand Formica drop leaf table was painted all over in two coats of Chalk Paint® in Original.
Hester transformed the central section using the Detail Brush Set to create abstract figures and shapes inspired by Matisse’s expressionistic pattern-making. Her palette consisted of bold colours; Henrietta, Florence, Barcelona Orange, Duck Egg Blue, Scandinavian Pink, Emile, and Arles.
She painted her backgammon board using a triangle shaped cardboard template and a pencil. She filled her geometric outlines with Henrietta and Scandinavian Pink before adding line and dot details.
Finally, the snakes and ladders board was carefully marked out using a ruler. The board numbers and the snakes and ladders details were then painted over the grid, and the whole thing was finished with Lacquer to protect it.