I started with this Lea desk
Thought about a shade of yellow
Thought CeCe Johnston Daffodil
(gosh my camera lens needs a cleaning, badly! sorry about those spots)
but decided on the CeCe Portland Rose, a new color thats a pretty light shade of pink
CeCe Portland Rose
First layer was CeCe Simply White
over that, a coat of CeCe Portland Rose
When dry, I distressed the finish by sanding AND by wiping back with a wet rag, two different ways to finesse the CeCe finish –
Did you notice that perfect knob? We bought those today – just the pink crystal knob part, not the back plate – specifically for this piece, and planned on using them on the top two drawers, but as we were finishing off the bottom two drawers (those had handles) I liked how the original hardware was looking…
I decided to nix the crystal knobs and use ALL original hardware.
However, as I was putting it all back together I decided I wanted the crystal back
I was so excited when I got the thought ‘Hey, take that backing plate off the handle and use it with the crystal knob!’
It worked! How perfectly perfect!
We painted, then we distressed a bit, then I figured out the hardware…. Lastly I added a few stencil hightlights – on top and on the upper drawers, using Simply White – then it was time to seal it up
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my CeCe Clear Wax. It isn’t too thick or too thin, it just glides on like butter, and a pint goes a long way. Simply brush it on, and wipe off the excess
You can see where the wax is going – it makes the finish look wet – a quick and easy step, but necessary for sealing and protecting your finish-
No, I don’t use the fancy brushes to apply my wax – I love my chip brushes and find they do an excellent job getting that wax on – wax on, wax off!
did I mention it’s quick and easy?
I brush on the wax, then lightly wipe off any excess. Within a few hours you can get a nice sheen on your finish – just wipe with a soft cloth or even a paper towel..
The end result-
We have quarts and samplers of Simply White, Portland Rose and pints and samplers of Clear Wax in stock at our retail studio. You can also visit my online store for paints, topcoats, brushes…
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