How Much Can You Do In Two Hours Following Store Close?

Today was a crazy busy day – maybe it’s all the rain, or early summer yearnings to get a project done – whatever it is, people are out and about, showing an interest in painting and repurposing…

The front door closes, and it’s time to wrap things up – what did I get done in the two hours that followed?

This nightstand is for a pretty young girl that visited me today –

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Her mom bought this chest I’d painted using CeCe Portland Rose over Simply White for her bedroom (this young girl loves older pieces ūüôā ),¬† and later brought in the night stand and mirror to paint in the same finish-

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The girl (I wish I knew her name, darn it!) stopped by to ‘peek’ at the progress of her pieces.¬† Unfortunately, I’d only had the first coat (Simply White) on but it did give me a chance to ask her if she might want me to jazz up the front door panel – after all, that pink piece had such detail on it….¬†¬† She happily agreed!

I took some stone plaster that I like to use for stenciling relief and popped a raised design in the door panel-

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When it dries I’ll paint the whole piece Portland Rose then sand back to reveal the design.¬† I think she’ll love it!

I photo’d the new cans of American Paint Company wax that arrived today, and the new Topcoat Finish container -no more cans, this 16 ounce topcoat is in a squirt bottle!

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We also the two new colors from APC –¬† Born on the 4th of July,¬† a dark midnight navy blue

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and Uncle Sam, the new BRIGHT white¬† –¬†¬† all natural,¬† 100% green, chalk and clay and mineral based paint –

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Earlier we painted this side accent chest with APC Liberty, a pretty soft green. My thought was I could go over it with the new blue when it arrived (see the can of Born on the 4th open in front of it?)

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but then I thought,

Would it be cool if I put a  dimensional stencil down, maybe in a bronze green , and have that poke through the blue?

I got out the Caromal Textured Basecoat Bayberry – it has more body to it and will dry with dimension –

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To the Bayberry I mixed some metallic blackened bronze

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The original plan was to stencil¬† the inner panels, but I didn’t stop at the ‘panel’ – I love the pattern of this stencil (no I do not carry this one, this from a company called Wallover¬† – Gabriels Gate)¬†¬†so I just continued it, creating an ALLOVER design –¬†¬†¬†¬† DSC_4392

It’s no fun stenciling over ‘dimension’ – high and low areas of a door –¬† you aren’t going to get a crisp edge. ¬† I wasn’t going for perfection, so I simply used a chip brush and JAMMED my paint into the design…

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I LOVED where it was going –¬†¬† in fact,¬† the blue APC Born on the Forth of July is out –¬† I see this piece going in a whole different direction…¬†¬† Where?¬† Not sure, but I’ll share when I get there!

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Then I had this chair that was 1/2 done – first layer CeCe Caldwell Santa Fe Turquoise, second coat CeCe Caldwell Mesa Sunset –

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My inspiration, the left side where its sealed AND aged all in one, with a black tinted wax (our store has pigments for purchase that can tint your waxes to a variety of colors)

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Sand sand sand…..

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Good enough…

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Scrub on the black tinted wax

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Brush out smaller sections at a time,¬† then go back and wipe the excess…

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Inside spindles are no fun – I used a rag to reach those areas – rubbing it on –

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I REALLY wish I’d had some punk, subway kinda stencils – but the houndstooth worked fine – used American Paint Lincoln’s Hat for the stencil –

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And then I called it a night!

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YAY    BLING!!!!

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