Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It's THYME to show you an armoir make over using AMERICANA DECOR Chalky Finish Paints

As a member of the DecoArt Helping Artist Program


it is
ALWAYS
fun to receive a box of wonderful supplies
to experiment with



are 
wonderful to work with!
  • Ultra-matte Chalky Finish
  • Available in 29 vintage, intermixable colors
  • Adheres to even the slickest surface
  • Easier to distress than any other acrylic paints
  • One-coat coverage with most colors on most surfaces
  • Durable due to unique cross linking features of paint resin system
  • Water-based for easy clean-up
  • Made in the USA




Today I am going  to show you just how easy it is to transform a piece 
and 
give it a whole new look using Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paints!


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 BRUSHES
when working on a project
to ensure
THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULTS!



I used



for this make over.
I painted the entire piece first using
CARBON


When dry I then painted over the 
CARBON 
using
LEGACY
which is a 
BRIGHT BLUE


I then WET sanded my piece using a sanding brick as pictured


In doing this I exposed some of the 
CARBON color 
that I originally applied to show thru.
This process gives your piece a prim distressed look.

AND
Now for the 
FINISH!
DecoArt has a line of Varnishes and Waxes to complete your piece.
  

I finished my piece by using




When the
  CLEAR  creme wax
was dry I rubbed on some
AMERICANA DECOR Deep Brown Wax
in areas 
to tone down the 
BRIGHT LEGACY BLUE


and to further distress my piece.


The 
AMERICANA DECOR CHALKY FINISH
paints are a fun, easy way to change the look of a piece and give it new life!


Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint is available 
at 
Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, A C Moore

Visit the Deco Art Chalky Finish website
For more design ideas and inspiration!

Happy Painting !
Lynn




2 comments:

  1. I love how that came out, and the blue shade with the antiquing is gorgeous.

    Debbie

    ReplyDelete

Keep those brushes flying!
Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

"Life is a great BIG canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it!"
~ Danny Kaye