SANDED AND WASHED Used 150 sandpaper to lightly sand all areas that will be painted. Washed with T.S.P all purpose heavy duty cleaner, diluted in water, to clean the surface area. Rinsed well with water. ( Please use protective gloves for this procedure. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the box.)
PAINTED with Homemade recipe for chalk paint Painted all over with Behr’s latex mat finish including hardware, slate color and prepared chalk paint… plaster of Paris which I added to the paint, it’s easier to distress the finish after. The ratio I used: two tablespoons Plaster of Paris plus two tablespoons of water (same ratio) mix well Add to one cup of paint, mix well again and again.
Creating a charming antique finish
is always exciting, chipped away with a small paint scraper and sandpaper letting parts of paint layers peek through. I finished with two coats of a mat latex varnish all over including the hardware.
Just finished painting furniture for a »girly & spunky » little princess. I think the color combo of lavender and pink turned out pretty charming!
More pieces to follow just wanted to give you a sneak peak today.
Top: painted a very loose plaid faux finish with latex paint in lavender an pink
Body: painted latex mat finish, lavender color + antique wash in a soft cream color.
Hope you had a fun summer!
Mine was very busy with several paint projects. One of my customer’s was looking for extra storage for her little girl’s bedroom. Well when I saw this beauty I knew it would be lots of work but it would be worth it… There was missing a drawer so I asked my cabinet maker to make one. Created a plaid faux finish on the upper part of the cabinet front and side. I have many more projects on the way so that’s all for now… Have a great one!!!!!!!