Blending With DIY Paint

Blending With DIY Paint

Hello everybody!!!  Spring is not too far away!  I have been painting a lot of gray, white, and black.  I can only do that for so long and then I need to paint color.  I bought this French Provincial chest at an auction the other day.  The finish was in a little bit rougher shape than I thought. Luckily it was just on the surface and not deep.  I looked at it a few days and tried to talk myself in to painting it white.  White usually sells quickly and thats always good, but I just couldn't do it.  So.. I grabbed up the Old 57 and started painting before I could talk myself out of it.  I didn't even call Julie (the other Painted Sister) and get her opinion - also not something I usually do! 

I posted a picture on facebook of the chest painted Old 57 and ask for opinions of what to do. The first post was from my husband who wanted me to do a blended finish.  The first time I did this finish he thought I was crazy and then he decided he really liked it.  Go figure....  The general consensus was "blended" so it was decided.  

I started early this morning with four different colors of paint.  Old 57, Bohemian Blue, Mermaid Tail, and Mint Chip.  Its a relatively quick process because you aren't being too careful.  Just putting paint on, spraying with water, and blending.  The tricky part for me is that you aren't really sure what you have until it dries, and then it changes again when you wax.  I debated using Big Top on this but ended up going with clear wax and then a coat of white wax.  I love using white wax.  It softens the finish and makes it look weathered or worn.  This chest reminds me of the ocean with white sand.  A great thought for this time of year!  I hope you enjoy the video and that you will try this finish sometime.  It really is fun and the end result is always unique!

All products are sold on the website and as always message if you have questions or need advised.  Remember, to brush lightly and softly and you can't go wrong! 

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