Ivory pearl gives a vintage look to an old chair

Plaster Paint Canada has a new line of colors just coming out called the Marc & Mandy collection. Laurie, the co-owner of PPC sent me a few of the colors to try along with their dark wax.

I chose my favorite, ivory pearl, to try first and envisioned it on this replica press back captain chair.

the paint goes on smoothly and dries fast but I did leave overnight to dry well but I remembered why chairs with spindles are a pain, it took 1 1/2 hour to paint just the first coat.. yep two full Netflix episodes ;)

 and then I distressed the edges, back and seat with a sanding sponge as well as my orbital sander

Before applying the dark wax I put a coat of plaster paint clear paste wax just to keep the saturation of such a soft color truer. Plaster wax goes on fast and dries fast to a super smooth shiny finish.

But once I opened and tried the PP antiquing wax I found it would have been fine to put one without a clear coat. The antiquing was is like soft milk chocolate icing and leaves just a subtle brown hue, perfect!

isn't it a delightful color to give this chair new life? This beauty is for sale, if interested please stop by my facebook page to see it and other pieces currently looking for new homes ;)

check out more of my Plaster Paint Canada pieces below

the above hutch finished in a classic solid black gets a bit of shimmer when fireside is added to the cabinet backing and door fronts

and this super solid shaker inspired table is reloved in scarlet

and these gorgeous pieces are finished in paris

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