New designs and a new post! I am excited to share My Mom's Junk new look with you in my latest post!!! It's been quiet on the blog but behind the scenes, it has been a whirlwind of activity. It seems like if I'm blogging about something, I don't have time to get the project done. For my sanity, that's just not an option anymore. That being said, I'm working around the clock to prepare for my ... Read More about My Mom’s Junk New Look!
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My posting time is midnight every night, So I have been having a hard time with my lighting. Minor detail;) I have been doing so much of my painting intuitively. So I am not doing my technique textbook by any means. Nor am I brand loyal.
For this project I used:
The stain on this project was very old and bled through. My paint looked pink. Not pretty. I had to use three coats on my base color. I will tell you the huge draw of chalk paint is supposed to be no priming but I am going to start being selective about what I chalk paint. If it is an old dark stain, it might benefit you to prime. At $38.00 a can it isn’t cheap. Kilz is. Just sayin’.
2. Put on a light coat of clear wax. Put more on where you want to rub the paint off. The wax will make it easy to distress off.
3. Then I put on the 3 coats of Chateau Grey.
4. I put on another coat of clear wax
5. Now the fun part. I used my dark wax to age it. Remember to look at where the parts of piece would naturally age and show wear. This is where technique is important and makes the piece looks authentic and old.