As a member of the DecoArt Helping Artist Program
fun to receive a box of wonderful supplies
to experiment with
Today I wanted to show you just how easy it is to transform a piece
give it a whole new look!
This is an old armoir that once belonged to my husbands uncle.
I rescued it from my husbands grandmothers basement over 20 years ago.
It was painted ORANGE at the time!
I stripped it down to it's "natural state" .
That is how it has remained all these years!
It is not a solid wood, rather a veneer.
Because of its age there has been a lot of
chipping and breaking off of the veneer
along the bottom.
It would be difficult to repair so I decided to paint it once again.
Always use the
GOOD QUALITY TOOLS
when working on a project
THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULTS!
AMERICANA DECOR Chalky Finish Paints
for this make over.
I painted the entire piece first using
When dry I then painted over the
which is a
I then WET sanded my piece using a sanding brick as pictured
In doing this I exposed some of the
that I originally applied to show thru.
This process gives your piece a prim distressed look.
Now for the
DecoArt has a line of Varnishes and Waxes to complete your piece.
I finished my piece by using
AMERICANA DECOR Clear Creme Wax
When the CLEAR wax was dry I rubbed on some
AMERICANA DECOR Deep Brown Wax in areas
to tone down the BRIGHT BLUE
and to further distress my piece.
AMERICANA DECOR CHALKY FINISH
paints are a fun, easy way to change the look of a piece and give it new life!
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