Freedom! It Feels Good, And It Looks Fabulous! American Paint Company’s Freedom Road

Who’s in for a romantic darker gray?

Great name,  FREEDOM ROAD.   It’s American Paint Company’s darker gray

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it reminds me of this

freedom road color

I started with this little sewing table.  I had an idea to modge podge this paper on the fronts of the drawers

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and then do the rest of the piece in Caromal Colours textured basecoat Candy Apple –

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So I started to apply the Candy Apple,  first coat brushed on thin –

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I painted over the some of the drawer front paper  – I didn’t want it to look too ‘new fresh paper’  , and didn’t like that…   so I scraped off all the paper, and painted the drawers candy apple

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I didn’t even have the whole piece basecoated yet, and new the Candy Apple alone wasn’t going to work for me….   then I got an idea,

I’ll do a pretty gray over the pretty red, and reveal back!

American Paint Freedom Road – one coat washed over the whole piece (by washed I mean I brushed out a coat thin, and then MOVED it easier by introducing a teeny bit of water – you can do this by dipping your brush tips into water or even spritzing a fine mist from a squirt bottle-

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then I lightly sanded with a 180 grit paper –  you can see the fronts are sanded, side isn’t…  it will powder up when you sand, but no big shakes, wipe that off and your color will come back to life when you seal it

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Can’t forget the legs…   OOPs, forgot a spot!

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I sealed this pretty little thing with a mix of  American Paint Company’s Clear Wax  and a tinted Pewter Mica Wax.

Sorry I dont have pictures of this, I just mixed it , scrubbed on and was done – but I did dig out these pictures which are perfect –

This one shows the pewter wax mixed up – use some clear and mix in a little mica powder until you get to the wax intensity  you like –

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A little mica goes a long way,  you can use it full strength to create a real cool flash gilding – read my post  How To Use Mica Powders for play by play photos on mixing and using the micas –

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Pewter Mica Powder

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American Paint Company Clear Wax and Pewter Mica

Back to my Freedom Road over Candy Apple – I sealed this piece using part APC Clear Wax and part APC Pewter Wax –  same brush,  same time,  just grabbing both on my brush –  brushing it on, following the grain of the wood, and kindof scrubbing it in as I go.

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You don’t need much wax – APC wax is the most heavenly all natural wax, it glides on with ease, and I glide it and move it until there isn’t more to move, THEN I grab a little more and continue on –

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I painted the inside of the drawer with American’s lighter gray – Smoke Signal – and stenciled a little design using Toner.  I like adding little unexpected surprises

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When the wax dries (doesnt take long, couple hours) –  buff it to a lovely sheen –  this Pewter Mica added a pretty shimmer to that dark gray – I love it

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ROYAL

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perfectly romantic.

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8 responses to “Freedom! It Feels Good, And It Looks Fabulous! American Paint Company’s Freedom Road

  1. Adorable! I have this exact sewing cabinet and use it to store napkins and napkin rings. This looks awesome, I might have to consider a new look for mine.

  2. You created a beautiful finish–it looks great!

  3. Love this finish, you are making it hard for me to place my order, every time I think I have ordered everything I want I see some other awesome finish you have made, now I have to try that Anerican paint too! 🙂 you are so stinking talented! Lol

  4. I like it!

  5. Hey , I just contacted you about placing an order on the shopping page, and i am not sure it went through, which way do you prefer to be bugged, I mean contacted? Let me know if you don’t get it if you get a chance

    Thanks Tina Liebstein

    • lol – email is best, when i get questions through fb or even texts, they get lost in the shuffle – my emails i keep in the inbox until i answer them – if you sent a question thru the store sight im pretty certain it will come in via email – i’ll be sure to look for it

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