A Fab Finish – Country Barn Red, Rich Dark Wax, Allover Stencil

Todays share –  a secretary that,  darn it,  I can’t find the before of.  This was it after one coat of APC Tumbleweed…  I had planned a dark blue over top

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but I let the piece sit a few weeks and when I came back to it, I had other plans…

APC’s American Home Collection had just arrived, and I was eager to play

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I brushed a coat of Rushmore over the Tumbleweed, to neutralize the base,  then started a harlequin stencil using Shingle on the Roof

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When that dried, I painted the second half of the harlequin Tarnished Platter

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It took me forever to do that silly stencil on that curvy front,  and yup,  when I was done I didn’t like it ….        Hate when that happens.    Granted, it wasn’t topcoated yet, so the colors would be a little deeper, but I knew it would still look blue and brown to me….   Reminded me of a toddler boy’s Easter outfit images6

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Back to the drawing board.  I grabbed  Mulberry,  from Caromal’s Botanical line –  a soft black that covers great and lays down with little brush marks. I needed that with all the layers I was creating…

I brushed a mix of  Country Barn (Chenille Bedspread, Fireworks Red)   over the Mulberry

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Fireworks is the tall sample, below,  the new Country Barn is to the right of it, and just for the record, new Rose Garden is to the left of it

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So lets see,  Tumbleweed,  Rushmore, Tarnished Platter and Shingle on the Roof in a Harlequin stencil, Botanical Mulberry,  Country Barn/Fireworks/Chenille Bedspread, and an Allover stencil with Reclaim Licorice

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Yes,  much better

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One more side to stencil…

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I lightly sanded to refine, and sealed with APC’s Vintage Dark Wax.  Here it is still wet, and look –  the harlequin pattern is still ever-so-slighty relaying through  🙂

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Dry, dry dry,  so I can buff buff buff…

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Out to the floor…

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Yes, we all  need some!

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Love the results

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One response to “A Fab Finish – Country Barn Red, Rich Dark Wax, Allover Stencil

  1. It’s beautifully amazing………..
    I am really more than impressed with the pattern match!!!!

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