American Paint Company, our all natural chalk and clay paint line, offers a main line of colors, available in samples (4 ounce) and quarts
Along with the main deck, they have a Limited Edition collection of twelve ‘test the market colors’. Those are offered in samples (4 ounce) and pints. Later on, it will be determined which colors were popular/unpopular, and they’ll absorb the ‘YAY’ colors into the main deck, and say goodbye to the ‘NAY’ colors that pooped out…
I felt an instant love for the Country Barn and Vintage Velvet, two colors I’ve had available in our other paint lines, but not in chalk/clay paint form. I wanted to use them first. The perfect piece –
and applied a first coat
On the two oval door front panels I used our Aged Papers design sps303 and sps304 and adhered them with Reclaim Sealer, When they dried I blurred the hard edge using Perfect Plaster – then painted the whole piece with APC Vintage Velvet, and a little bit of APC Waistcoat blended in.
If you want to learn more about how I like to use Aged Papers, head over to the VIDEOS page and watch our TV Episode #5 .
SPS304 is available in our online store, sps303 has not been added yet, but we’re working on it. We’ve got about 1/3 left of the papers to catalog online
I prefer using Reclaim or Botanical or Cottage Paints INSIDE things, because it can be left as is once dry. If I used chalk/clay paint I’d be inclined to properly topcoat before moving on….
Once the inside got a soft coating of color, I worked on the mutton bars. They were based with Reclaim, then painted with a shimmery creamy metallic finish (achieved by mixing several colors together) , and topped off with fine glitter powder, blown on, for extra shimmer. It’s subtle, but you can catch a glimpse of shimmer through the glass –
I sanded to refine the outer finish, revealing pops of that pretty Country Barn red underneath… When I was satisfied, I applied American Paint’s Vintage Clear Wax (fab fab fabulous!!) to seal up the paint. In this photo you can see the one side that isn’t waxed…
If you haven’t used American Paint Company’s Wax, you are missing out. I think I’ve used most waxes out there – Paste wax, A Sloan wax, Beeswax, Fiddes, Liberon… APC’s is soft, light, free of any smells or solvents, glides on with ease, dries fast, and buffs to a lovely sheen. While it doesn’t offer a super rock hard finish, it does offer the protection of a waxed furniture finish-
Inside the cupboard – so soft like sweet butter, compliments the eye-catching color on the outside – a perfect marriage.
I gave the inside drawers and cabinet a fresh coat of stain…
I love this original hardware – pretty left as is..
Because I can’t help myself, I did add a few Swarovki to the handles 🙂
Stained the back, not a necessity, but I like to completely finish my pieces –
Amazing, how much depth there is in the finish – it’s what I love about APC’s products…
That color warrants attention, don’t you think?
If I had room at home….
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