Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The final step

Here is the final step on my small drawer I painted with the chalk paint.
I first, applied the clear was, a very small amount with dollar store  brushes, (theirs are expensive for me right now)  then, I let it dry, and I applied the darker wax, a little at a time with another dollar store brush, then I wiped it out, left some, in, according to how it look.  I decided I wanted it a little darker, what do you think. I am not a painter at all. Everything is trial and error.  I painted a light blue, turquoise, MS kind of color, the name is Loui , then when I distressed it the original color showed up, it was white, and green, the same green that a lot of vintage furniture comes in.

I love it, it was easier than I thought, there are so many artists in blog line that paint so nicely that, I'm learning.

Try the paint, do what I did, just buy one can to see if you like it.
Personally, I have a lot of blue paint that I bought at Lowes, Home Depot, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, the list goes on and on.

Oh, I forgot, then I put my lacy knobs on it, to add a little something to the piece, I have three more to go.

this is part of a settee I painted with SW and distressed it a year ago.

another corner of the settee, I have to take full pictures, I'm sorry, just to show the difference in paints, SW and chalk paint.

One more find

A beautiful set of ruby flash goblets and dessert plates

A brand new french grain sack, large and thick, with the eiffel tower tag, I couldn't resist it, french and french

I got the grain sack as a gift, never used it, its so beautiful, I couldn't afford them. I just thought the little gift tag goes with the grain sack.

A beautiful day

Welcome Melanie, and all my new followers, its a beautiful day in the neighborhood, Melanie is from the East Coast, a neighbor. I call everybody from New Jersey and north my neighbors, I feel sometimes I should live south of Penn. near Alabama, Mo, or west near Wisconsin, Oregon.
Blogland is popular all over, you meet so many people with the same interests like you, and, what I like is that they don't think you are crazy when you paint an antique, and then distress it so much, that it looks beautiful.  People that don't like shabby chic do not get it at all.

Anyway, here is my drawer, I painted with the chalk paint, then distressed it to death, I need to add the waxes, that is the project for today, but at least  half is done.
drawer painted with the chalk paint, then distressed, the drawer was green, then blue, then I painted blue again.  When I distressed it the original green showed up.

this is an old shelf, very chippy originally, I just sand it very carefully because I'm leaving the original paint. then I added the knobs with the numbers  I had three and sold them on Etsy this is the last one, very architectural and chippy

I left the original hardware, added my little tag (I'm obsessed with the tags)
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