Chalk Paint™ Decorative paint by Annie Sloan - Paloma with Clear & Dark Soft Wax.
A lovely piece transformed. I will keep this short and sweet. I no longer have the time to blog. Which is a love of mine. Eventually I can combine it all together. The Boutique keeps me so busy, but I cannot complain because I love it equally! So here we go with a custom finish for a client. Please bare with me, these are all iPhone photos. I seem to have misplaced my charger for my digital camera.
The dark wax can really change the character of the original Chalk Paint™ colour. We started off with a base of Paloma on a surface that has seen better days. This commode was a gem to work on. great lines, curves, and details, not to mention the original drawer pulls.
We found this written on the inside of the top drawer. Someone certainly has issues with Mother! The consensus at the boutique is..." this will take years of therapy to remedy".
On to our project: We applied a quick & thick coat of Paloma using a thick Bristle brush - Annie's Brush is excellent for this project.
Her brushes are amazing to paint with. If you are a serious furniture painter (or not) I highly recommend it. It holds a lot of paint and allows you to paint a piece in record time. The soft bristles also allows you to get into those nooks a crannies.
With Annie's brush we are creating texture through our brush strokes. We want texture... this will later be enhanced by the waxes, adding that extra shabby chicness.
We then applied a very thin coat of soft clear wax. Immediately followed by a coat of dark soft wax. I mixed my dark wax with a bit of mineral spirits to get a smoother look. One more coat of clear wax was applied the following day.
Our next step, hardware; Yes, you can paint metal (brass) with Chalk Paint™, in other words you can paint the ugly brassy hardware. This piece had the original drawer pulls, a gift on older pieces. But the original brass did not suit the style we were going for. We painted them a mix between the Paloma and Graphite. No wax necessary!
This lovely piece is sold. It breaks my heart to see pieces go out the door, but that is the point right? I know it is going to a lovely home and will be appreciated.
My quote for the day