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Showing posts from January, 2017

Fusion ash ~ little lamb hutch

I have had a wood hutch staring at me everyday in my studio for some time now, it has begged to be painted Fusion Mineral Paint's ash so finally it got its day of glory. Ash is a lovely charcoal color.

Like all my reloved pieces, it had hardware removed, the glass pieces & backing too and given a good scrub. This is key to paint adhesion and smooth application. I wanted to update the hardware too so old holes were filled.

I tested the Fusion Mineral Paint ash on the hutch far right side, perfect

the coat of ash went on perfectly on the whole body including doors which I removed for better coverage

Now to add definition to the details, I tried the new black wax but it was not quite dark enough so went with a wash of black glaze over the entire piece.

With the details now popping I gave it a dry over night

For the backing, I chose Fusion Mineral Paint's Little Lamb to brighten the inside but keep the whole piece a neutral modern feel.

New silver knobs added to this modern vi…

Old Fashioned Milk Paint antique dresser in Lexington Green

It is 2017, time to post my first Old Fashioned Milk Paint blog rep post of the year. I chose to use milk paint on this sweet antique dresser I literally pulled out of the dumpster. I was only damaged from other items tossed in on it. This makes me so sad that people think old pieces are trash worthy even if they don't want them. Trust me, there are many who would give old pieces a new home and new life!

First step is to make all repairs; this includes securing the frame and drawer rails, fill dings and dents with wood filler and replacing one drawer bottom. Once all repairs are made I usually begin the sanding process. But this piece had stickers galore stuck to it so those had to be soaked and rubbed off with orange oil to remove all.

the poor girl lost two shoes (AKA casters) in the toss too so I removed the other two ;(

Now to the sanding step. These antiques have shellac finish that goes all crackly so it tends so sand off easy but requires ventilation and a mask so luckily …

Country Chic's Wanderess rustic style

Country Chic Paint's limited edition wanderess is a lovely green with morphing color changes depending on original base colors and top coats. I used it on a sweet photo box and it was a sage green, pretty!

However on this cherry stained coffee table it took on a more blue hue and wait until you see what dark wax changed it to.

I am pretty stoked to try my new large oval brush from Country Chic Paint

the brush worked well, here is one coat applied, being such a dark base I went with 3 coats

then it was dark wax time, don't be alarmed when you find a thin skin on your dark wax, it is a sealing barrier the natural ingredients make when left for a bit, just peel off and go 
I love the deep pigment this antiquing wax has, it gave this piece such added dimension and character

here is half with and half just wanderess color alone

and after a full clear wax coat and buff, here she is.. LOVE <3 the rustic look it has