I used products I received from van Gogh Chalk Paint Collection.
In this post, I showed you how it arrived.....
One of the jars of their Moon Glaze had gotten jostled open and covered everything in the box.
I wonder if the box had been dropped and/or opened as you'll notice even the paint cans were dented and looked messed with.
It also took a good while to arrive....so long, in fact, I thought perhaps they'd forgotten to ship it.
Anyway, undeterred, I dove in and started painting. They were kind enough to enclose 2 full quarts of their paint (colors: Chalk and Van Gogh), a brush, the unfortunate Moon Glaze which I was unable to use, and a tub each of her clear beeswax and her French Caffeine beeswax.
Here's the before....a typical 80's laminate side table left in our temporary home by the previous owners. Weighs a friggen ton. Just sayin'.
(like my hi tech tuna cans? That's how I roll....)
I used the Van Gogh color...a very vibrant turquoise!
Did I mention it was vibrant?
Next I used my Waxine waxing brush and did a coat of her clear beeswax as per the instructions. I put on a light coat, rubbed it in and then wiped over it all with a blue shop towel to be sure there was no excess, let it dry (maybe 30 minutes) and lightly buffed it with another clean shop towel. Very smooth, matte finish. No real shine.
Then I held my breath and dipped into the dark wax, using another of those blue shop paper towels. It went on pretty smoothly, but I definitely need some more practice. At this point, I still like glazing better, but that's prolly because I'm more familiar with that technique. It was easy to remove any excess, and while not as 'mobile' as glazing medium, it stuck nicely into the corners and niches and brush strokes.
It took over 24 hours for that last coat of wax to dry....it was humid here. Like stupid humid.
Afters! The dark French Caffeine Beeswax brought out more of the moody green, and toned the turquoise down nicely. It's still a rich shade, but more subtle.
Had the knob (from Hobby Lobby) in my stash. As it had antique brass detail, I just used the original hinges.
Thanks to Van Gogh Chalk Paint Collection for supplying me with your products!
Tonya will be available to locals at The Serendipity House.
She will also be carted to the Maven's Vintage Driveway Sale this Sunday.
If you're around Fort Wayne IN, come see us! There will be 4 other flippers besides myself peddling their wares. :)
Revived, Cottage in the Woods, Restyled Vintage Designs, Emiley's Haute Cottage.
Would love to see you!
Tonya's a party girl like her sisters, so she'll be flaunting her knob around blogland. Links go live when she arrives....
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