After a glorious week in Florida with perfect weather, coming home to this slop has been quite a splash of ice water in the face. Literally. Ick.
Anyway, just before leaving, I played around with more of my products from Country Chic Paints.
Remember the desk I did using their shade called 'Elegance'?
Well, this time I decided layer some colors, distress and dark wax. I picked up this unfinished wood caddy thingy at Goodwill a few weeks back, and got busy.
I used one coat of Burgundy first....just sorta slopped it on. Slop and it's various versions are my word of the day.
It reminds me of a terra cotta color. Reddish/brownish/orange-ish. Perfect for an undercoat.
When that dried, I slopped on a coat of Elegance, distressed it with 180 grit sand paper to show the Burgundy beneath, waxed with their clear wax first, then lightly brushed on their dark wax here and there, immediately wiping it in and off with a rag.
The whole ding dang project took like 45 minutes of 'work'....the rest was just waiting for paint to dry. Great little project for a snowy afternoon.
I wanted to mention that I still don't feel confident using waxes, especially dark wax. I'm still waffling on what products I'll use to finish projects. There really is no substitute for the way a waxed piece looks and feels, but the cost and effort on large pieces still gives me hives. I'll be trying a couple other paints that require no top coat in the next month, so stayed tuned for those.
As far as the actual chalk-style paints, though, Country Chic Paints are right up there in my top picks for ease, cost, color palette, and coverage. Just beautiful paints.
Now that's "purdy"!
How about this snow this evening (Monday)! Welcome back.
That turned out great, Cindy. For me the jury is still out on the waxes over a poly finish or even a regular paint gloss finish. I think it is fun to try it with but sometimes I just like a more "refined" finish-if that makes sense. xo Diana
Oh, I am dying to try their paints!!
It came out cute! Love the color!
It looks great, and the color is so pretty. Well done for a slop job!
Very nice! Love the color, so Springy!
Your caddy looks great! Those paints look like fun too! But OMG that desk is just stunning. =)
When did you start carrying a line of paint? Wow - am I behind. Is it a chalk paint ( sort of - I know you can't call it that lol )
I love how the caddy turned out! If you were close to me I would whisper to your ear that I don't really like dark wax... But it doesn't seem to be quite a popular opinion on blogland...
Lovely projects! I like the table especially! Indeed, very elegant :)
I really think I'm in love. With your blog. I haven't been this excited about a blog in aaages! So many beautiful things! So much reading to do! Is there any way to get email notifications of new posts? I may be being blind. I've followed you on pinterest. Can't wait to try out some of your tips on an old desk I've been wanting to do up! You are my new favourite on the interwebs! Thank you for your eye candy!!
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