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Ten Projects, Day Seven – A Painted Ombre Yellow Dresser, Absolutely Citron

This project is a dresser, transformed, with six colors of American Paint Company -  Uncle Sam, Navajo White, Heaven’s Light, Parchment, Amber Waves of  Grain, and A-maizing yellow ,   and Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat in Wisteria, for the top.

Paint, paint, blend

paint, blend, blend

paint, blend, paint, blend…

until just right.

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At this point I contemplated leaving the piece as is,  or adding a stencil. As much as I  <3  <3  stencils,   if I don’t like them after I apply them, it will bug me to the point where I’ll repaint over them.      Thus, if I made the wrong choice on this one, it would be a major butt whooping to repaint it again…

I could SEE the stencil in my mind,  and knew I needed to apply it.  I used APC’s  Uncle Sam to stencil the design.   The stencil is an old one from my wall business collection,  and no longer available as the company went out of business.   It’s a thinner stencil,  and that makes the stenciling more cumbersome, especially since it’s worn from past use.  But the design was perfect for this piece, and worth the slowing down.

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I gold leafed the front legs, and painted the top with a blend of APC Navajo White and Heaven’s Light,  a pretty pale creamy yellow.   And sanded the finish until I liked it.

I sealed the base with a mix of APC Vintage Clear Wax and Clear mixed with Gold Mica.  You can see in the picture below that the closer half has just been waxed – (the black dot is from my camera lens :(  )

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When the piece was dry I didn’t like the top – I liked the idea of light against the ombre yellow, but it was too creamy, instead I wanted it to be a cleaner white.

I added a couple layers of Caromal Colours Textured bascoat Wisteria, and lightly sanded.  I sealed it with Caromal’s new Countertop and Cabinet Sealer. When that dried I buffed it with a soft cloth dipped in Clear Wax-

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I painted all the hardware,  sanded/wet wiped,  and sealed

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then added

da bling :)

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Finding a place on the floor…

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 a perfect gold heart to hang.

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Ten Projects, Day Six – A Sumptuous Silver Suite

I fell in love with this set at an estate sale earlier this summer

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I typically don’t go after beds  (I  think the best way to showcase a bed is assembled, and I have no room in my store for that)  but I loved this bed for its footboard – pretty but not something that will get in the way -

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My last silver finished vanity sold, and I’d had my eyes peeled for another, so I decided to do this whole suite in my favorite silver finish.   I base coated the furniture using Caromal’s Reclaim Mocha, and then applied  a blend of silver metallics (I like to mix multiple colors together) -

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The tops I based with Caromal’s Textured Basecoat Chocolate, then added several layers of American Paint colors - not 100% sure  what I combo’d on these, I ‘d guess  Wild Horses, Leather Boots and Rushmore -

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I antiqued the silver finish using Caromal Colour’s Toner, brushed it on and softened it back -

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All the original hardware was cleaned, and followed the same process – base, finish, glaze – and lastly I topcoated them with a Wipe-On Poly-

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I sanded back the tops,  applied a coat of  APC’s Topcoat Finish, and then softened them up with a glaze-

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I love when it comes time to put everything back together again -

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because then it  means I can add some sparklies…

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Aren’t these feet grand?

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Perfect place to stage pillows, a little mini bed setup :)

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One of my favorite all-time finishes, wonder if I’ll ever tire of it?

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Ten Projects, Day Five – Revised Cowhide Chairs – MOOOOO!

This projects relates to a few pieces I painted in the post – an Oak Thomasville Dining Set.

The pieces?   Chairs.   Original finish – Golden Oak.   Then, several years ago, I painted them with Caromal Textured Basecoat Peppercorn - simple distressed black.

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When I brought the set to the store to sell, the idea was to use a neutral white – I went with APC’s Navajo White.    We painted several of the chairs white, and I painted the fabric seats as  well, using  APC Lincoln’s Hat mixed with APC Wild Horses.  When the seats dried,  I stenciled each pad with an accompanying number.

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In the mean time,  I was working on the table finish, and I loved where it was going but I didnt like the chairs with the table – the white was too stark, so we re-painted them with a mix of American Paint Lincoln’s Hat and the APC wild Horses.  When it dried , I sanded and sealed with APC Topcoat mixed with Copper Mica -

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I had them in the showroom, around the dining table, but they were boring, and I didn’t like how they felt with the table…

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I took one of the chairs back to the workroom and went to town with my power mouse sander, giving the chair a really good buzz…  after that I took APC’s Vintage Dark Wax, cut it with some of their Clear Wax, and gave each chair a light wiping to add an antiquing to the white.

Remember, the chairs HAD  been previously Topcoated, so they had a harder, more durable coating to begin with.  The purposed of the wax was to easily add that glazed/aged effect, and it offered the finish back an even sheen -

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NOW I LOVE THEM!

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I call them my cow chairs because they remind me of cowhide.  I love the finish with the seat pad too -

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diggity dog that finish!

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Just four more to sand, and there will be six available for purchase, with table or without!

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i freaking love you too!

Are you ready to tackle a piece of your own?

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Ten Projects, Day Four – Heed the Bleed, Painting A Vintage Cabinet

We start with this cabinet –  an old, old black paint finish on the outside, and a dark mahogany stain on the inside.   I love vintage cabinets like this, ones you aren’t quite sure what they are supposed to be –  we figured an old record cabinet.

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It’s a crackle finish I learned when I was finishing walls, using Faux Effects crackling products, and tints.     The plan – to crackle  various earth tone shades of green over a silver base.

The metallic silver needed a solid base underneath, so I first started with a quick basecoat of   Reclaim Licorice - a perfect DARK black that not only bonds like cement but already has a sealer in it .  When dry,  I applied one coat of a metallic silver.

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When I finally got around to crackling the door, I pulled out my Faux Effects Crackle mediums.  The sizing was a weird consistency when I opened it, and I had second thoughts about using it  – the crackle products dont have long shelf life –  but I was READY, right?   If I didn’t use it I’d have had to stop what I was doing, and order more online.  Bah-  I used it anyway, thinking it just was getting tired, and it still looked close enough to what it should…   I rolled on the sizing,  waited for it to set, and applied my various colorants mixed into another FE crackle medium, and then waited to see what would happen as it dried.

 

If you notice below, there is no trace of anything I did on the door panel.

As soon as it started drying I knew the sizing went wrong.  It didn’t do what it should, and instead looked like a big fluffy goopy mess.  I literally had to scrape and work it to get  it all off.  Some crunchies still remained, and by that point I was O V E R the ‘getting it all off’ thing, so I changed directions and decided, again, to make the door a focal point, but this  time I’d create an old, layered look,  using some plaster with my paints to give it a really old, textured feel …

I got out American Paint Company’s  Parchment, Tumbleweed, and Limoge, and brushed the three colors on, intermittently -

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I added some Elmers Glue to crackle in a few places – you can see an area in the picture below.  Brushing on white glue and painting over it while its wet will create cracking as it dries-

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Pretty quick after brushing on the paint, certain spots on the piece started to turn pink.   If you’ve been there you know – this PINK  is like a traffic light that suddenly starts to blink red –  it forces you to stop in your tracks and devise a new plan…

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It was popping up in quite a few places.   I cleaned the piece before I started, but cleaning won’t stop the bleed from popping through.     Staining from the tannins in the wood is typically is caused by a combination of moisture and insufficient sealing.  Moisture (in this case, moisture from the paint or topcoat) can carry tannins contained in the wood through to the painted surface, and you’ll know it as  soon as it pops through -

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I put that issue on hold, and instead mixed some stuff to apply to the front panel.  I used Caromal’s Perfect Plaster, a fun textured plaster that can build a stoney finish ,  some of the Reclaim Bright White, and some of the Reclaim Off White,  mixed them together, and rolled it onto the front panel door using a low nap WHIZ roller.

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When that dried, I appled one more layer of the plaster mix, but this time I  bladed (scraped) it on over the first rolled layer -

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One foot to go -

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I gave the front a light sanding, paying more attention to the bleed areas, and sanding those a little more. I tell my customers, if you’re painting an old piece and you get bleed, if you can find a way to play off it, you will save yourself loads of time and effort. Otherwise, you’d just stop the painting, let the piece dry well, and then begin several rounds of shellac’ing  or kilz’ing, to tame the pink beast.

I knew my ‘focal front’ needed just a little bit more, so I  grabbed an old stencil, and applied it to the front of the cabinet, using Caromal Colours Toner -

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When that was dry I got out a little rougher grit paper ( 150) and sanded the front surface.  This gave it a nice worn feel.  I even sanded a few areas down to the original dark stained finish, and that worked.

I sanded the top and sides, to knock out any sloppy marks, and sealed it with American Paint’s Dark Vintage Wax cut with some APC Clear Vintage Wax -

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I cleaned up the handle and reused it. The inside looked good, except for the back panel.  It was ugly.

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I removed it, and replaced it with a cutting of primed bead board, and we painted it Reclaim Off White.

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When it was dry I buffed the wax using the drill wax brush, and moved the piece out to the front-

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