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Country Chic Blog Squad # 5 post - tropical chair love

I can't tell you how much I enjoy Country Chic's tropical cocktail color. It is such a fun refreshing relaxing color. I had to just have a piece for MY home done in it.
In steps an antique chair that has seen allot of wear in its years, the veneer seat was down to its last layer and 1/8th ;)

 a good scrub and soak
 and it was time to pry off the remaining veneer

 and then glue and clamp the remaining layer
 then let dry well and sand
 such lovely details in the back and spindles

 on goes tropical cocktail in two coats

 and to bring out the great details I gave it a white glaze treatment
 when all was dry it received 2 coats of outdoor varathane as it will be sitting on my front entry deck
but first I staged it with a couple other pieces I did in the same fantastic color, an adorable dresser and sweet wagon shelf



Fusion Mineral Paint Project #2 ~ wooden file cabinet

Originally I had another piece in mind to try Fusion Mineral casement paint on but when it came time I switched and chose this wooden file cabinet. Finished in the white would make it universal to any office or home space.

As per usual the wood piece got a good scrub down and the hardware removed. Shake the jar of paint, grab a good poly brush and start painting, this paint goes on lovely and is self leveling so brush strokes are minimal. It dries fast as well.
 Casement is a nice white but brighter then I thought so I did distress the edges to give the piece some dimension and after it dried well overnight, added dark wax. This popped the wood grain perfectly and toned the white to the perfect color I was looking for.

 left shows just plain paint and right with dark wax
 this picture shows it better done half and half ;)

 Although brass seems to be making a comeback, I chose to changed the hardware to an oil rubbed bronze. I think it too adds and overall aged look to this new replic…

Fusion Mineral Paint project # 1

I have been given the chance to try Fusion Mineral Paint and wanted to share my first project I did using it. I chose Laurentien which was listed as a twist on robin's egg blue (totally in my realm of favs). When it arrived I found it very minty, my youngest daughter's favorite color. ;)


An antique wood chair I planned to paint for the front door became the project of choice to use it on. I scrubbed and sanded down the chair to the bare wood.
 the before with stamps and glitter glue
 sanded to the solid wood construction
 and on goes the first coat
Once the first coat of paint went on, smooth as they said it would, it proved to be easily covering the light wood. It was however too opaque and modern looking for the old chair.
 I had stained the seat in hickory and got the idea to use the hickory stain as a wash over the green.
 It turned out perfect giving the chair dimension and kept it looking its age but with a ton of life.

thank you for sharing this great paint Fusion.. s…

Country Chic Blog Squad #4 Tropical Cocktail dresser

Welcome to another Country Chic blog squad post, tropical cocktail is the feature color on a sweet sized dresser. This solid wood dresser was formerly spray painted with rustoleum spray paint in green and navy but with the adorable legs and front curves it was begging for a softer color, hello tropical cocktail!

and here is the dresser before, photo courtesy of the seller
 one of the problems with spray paint is overspray however better masking off would have helped
 luckily 80 grit sandpaper helps too
spray paint notoriously leaves drip marks too which had to all be sanded down and if you miss some they are magnified by fresh paint, ask me how I know? ;)
 on goes the first coat of tropical over the royal blue spray paint
 the edges wanted to be distressed but I was not feeling this look so repainted

 on to the green drawers

quality control on site for the 2nd coat wrap up, leaving overnight to dry
the next day tough coat went on before a mixture of white glaze dry brushed over when it…