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Games Table

by Hester van Overbeek

Painter in Residence Hester van Overbeek transformed this drop leaf table into a palyful games table!

Games Table by Annie Sloan Painters in Residence Hester van Overbeek painted with Chalk Paint® in Original

This second-hand Formica drop leaf table was painted all over in two coats of Chalk Paint® in Original.

Games Table by Annie Sloan Painters in Residence Hester van Overbeek painted with Chalk Paint® in Original - before and progress

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.

Games Table by Annie Sloan Painters in Residence Hester van Overbeek painted with Chalk Paint® in Original - Matisse inspired shapes painted with Detail Brushes
Games Table by Annie Sloan Painters in Residence Hester van Overbeek painted with Chalk Paint® in Original - backgammon being painted

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.

Games Table by Annie Sloan Painters in Residence Hester van Overbeek painted with Chalk Paint® in Original - backgammon
Games Table by Annie Sloan Painters in Residence Hester van Overbeek painted with Chalk Paint® in Original - snakes and ladders
Games Table by Annie Sloan Painters in Residence Hester van Overbeek painted with Chalk Paint® in Original - Matisse inspired shapes painted with Detail Brushes
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Games table painted by Painter in Residence Hester van Overbeek with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan
Paint swatch of Original Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a warm slightly creamy soft white

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Lacquer 750ml tin in Matt and Gloss

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Paint swatch of Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a warm and vivacious orange

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Paint swatch of Scandinavian Pink Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a traditional earthy Swedish-style pink

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Paint swatch of Henrietta Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a rich and complex pink with a hint of lilac

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Paint swatch of Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a greenish soft blue

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Paint swatch of Florence Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a bright coppery green colour

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