10 Projects, 10 Days – A Nightstand, Pink and Turquoise Chalk and Clay…

The first of ten projects I’ll be sharing these next 10 days –

You see pink combo’d with turquoise everywhere

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So I decided to put the two together for this little nightstand

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Momma’s Lipstick, a classic vintage pink,  by American Paint Company

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First coat brushed on-

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 This color covers amazingly –

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The top –

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I decide midstream that I  DONT want the top ‘just pink’…  (that happens to me alot 🙂 )   so I wiped it off with a damp cloth –

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That easy!

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I pulled out a Stone plaster medium and bladed a thick relief stencil on the top

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When the stencil dried, I painted over it completely with Mamma’s Lipstick.

I used Surfboard,  American Paint’s chalk and clay version of a light, soft, turquoise, and painted the front and inner sections

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I  layered the colors  on the drawer,  Surfboard OVER Mamma’s Lipstick

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I give the solid colors a quick wash second coat  – most often the first coat looks pretty darn good, but I don’t let it deceive me – I always give my finishes a second coat.  The second coat uses not much paint at all – its a little paint brushed on, and then a little water introduced (see me dipping my brush into the water bowl?) to help move that paint arouund.  This thin, second, washy coat really helps to even out my first layer –

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Let it dry, sand to refine your bumps, ridges, less-than-perfect-spots… and to reveal your under color (like below)  if desired –

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Sand the top

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out pops that pretty design

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On to topcoating –

For this project I used APC’s Dark Vintage Wax- brush it on

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wipe away excess……. and let dry.

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 Four to six hours later, you can buff your wax finish for  a nice sheen

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 The top gets wax too… remember to softly remove any excess, or your piece will remain ever tacky.    You can buff, once dry, with a soft cloth by hand, or quick and easy with one of our Wax Buffer Brushes that attach to any power drill –

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 No barrier coat necessary for this wax, but I should note, this project is in my TO SHARE folder, and it was painted last year.  Last year APC’s Vintage Dark Wax was very mild – it’s effect was quite subtle.  Though nice over the light neutrals (softly added an antiqued  effect), over anything of color it didn’t leave much punch.

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APC revised their Dark Wax formula and now it really adds a nice aged effect to their whole palette of colors.   If you prefer a very mild aging wax, merely cut the dark wax with equal parts of clear, and you’ll be back to this old version.

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Mamma’s Lipstick and Surfboard, still remain one of my favorite APC chalk/clay paint combinations –

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Even a little surprise on the back 🙂

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4 responses to “10 Projects, 10 Days – A Nightstand, Pink and Turquoise Chalk and Clay…

  1. Hi Patty,
    I’m snowbirding up in Michigan from Florida and would love to come to at least one of your workshops. Dying to see your shoppe and all the displays of products! See you soon,
    Debra

  2. Got it…I’ll call to sign up for the classes I want to take 🙂
    I just made an offer to purchase a home here in Michigan.
    It is a beach cottage, and needs a complete interior renovation.
    So I’ll be stalking your site in the coming weeks for kitchen inspiration.

  3. Pingback: Ten Projects, Day Eight – Eight Ways To Portray RECLAIM Paint | Fabulously Finished

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