Painting Furniture With Foiled Clocks, and Waxed Peacock – Huh?

We just got these decorative patterned foils in –  sold by the foot,  you can use them to create/embellish/accent all kinds of finishes on all kinds of items –

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Twelve various patterns, ranging from copper to bronze to champagne – bark, patina,  even cheetah print

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We have full stock out in the store, and also have included them on our online  store – you can find them here FOILS

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Of course, I couldn’t wait to DEMO the foils, right?  I wanted to try the Weathered Copper Metallic Foil

So I grabbed an old door and created this sample – using Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Pumpkin,  Caromal Sticky Size, Weathered Copper Foil,  American Paint Company Peacock, American Paint Company Surfboard, and American Paint Company Vintage Dark Wax

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Yes, that was perfect!   Now the table I had in mind-

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I had been saving it for awhile, with intentions of using a new clock stencil on the center –   that would still be the plan.

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  • When that dried, I brushed on a coat of Caromal Sticky Size to the center circle of the top  – the same water based size used for gilding (leafing) – you can brush or roll it on, and it takes about 15 minutes to set to a tack (goes on milky, dries clear).
  •   Then I took a piece of Weathered Copper Metallic Foil, crinkled it up a little, unbunched it, and layed it over my sticky surface (shiny side up).  To transfer the foil to the door I used a firm scrub brush and scrubbed over the surface –  lifted the backing off and voila, weathered copper!
  • I used American Paint Company Cannonball for the stencil
  • Around the remainder of the table I brushed on American Paint Company Peacock with some Surfboard blended in to highlight.
  • I sealed the whole table with  American Paint Company Vintage Dark Wax

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Foiled the hardware too – painted it, then sized

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laying foil over the hardware, ready to transfer

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scrubbing to release

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Back to the body –  here you can see that thin layer of textured basecoat pumpkin –  I used that because I wanted this finish to feel like weathered, patina’d copper – the foil pattern would be brilliant on it’s own, but I wanted the finish to fit around it like a glove.

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Peacock and a little Surfboard, same brush, same time, just here and there when I feel the urge to create a lighter spot –

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Drying it, fast, because I NEED to know how it’s going to end up 🙂

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The front drawer has been sanded to refine – see how it’s lighter?

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and sanding around the top – popping that little bit of textured pumpkin

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Now comes the APC Vintage Dark Wax –   NO EASIER WAX AROUND…   and every wax smellier than this,  for this wax has NO smell!   All natural, glides on like butter

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Wax on  – you can use a brush or rag, I prefer brushing/scrubbing it on –

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then wipe the excess off – otherwise you’re piece will dry tacky…

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NOW you can see the pumpkin!

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Scrub on…

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can easily see where you still need to go…

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wipe excess off, then wait a few hours for it to dry, and buff to a nice sheen.

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The foiled hardware, back on…

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it’s missing something…. SPARKLE.

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Embellishing with a few Swarovski crystals…

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Now it’s a Fabulous Finish!

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Even cooler, the table had an original glass top, which popped that pretty top even more

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Let’s see what it looks like outside-

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American Paint Company struck gold when they created Peacock – its a gorgeously rich blue, and with the dark wax it turns shades of ocean blue green –

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Did you notice the feet?  I foiled those too…

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If you’d like to re-create this finish, look no further  – we stock Caromal Colours, American Paint Company, and now have those pretty foils available…

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9 responses to “Painting Furniture With Foiled Clocks, and Waxed Peacock – Huh?

  1. Wow! You outdid yourself on this project. Absolutely stunning.

  2. I LOVE THIS!!! I have visions of doing something very similar to a trunk to place at the end of my bed. I love the mix of the metallic patinas and turquoise.

    • I tell you, this particular foil pattern is my favorite – it is so colorful, so perfectly authentic looking – and the best is, it is one of the quickest FULL release foils I’ve ever used – typically you get 75-90 % transfer, this one I’d say 99% !

  3. Breathtaking! I love the colors and patina you added.

  4. Hi Patty! I just wanted to let you know that your gorgeous Foiled Clocks and Waxed Peacock Table is going to be featured this week at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party! The party goes live at 5 pm on Saturday.

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