Layers of Chalk Paint

I spent the day today working side by side with my friend Paul from Furniture Affair.  While I was painting this sweet little chest, he was finishing up this beautiful bedroom set.  It was great fun!!!

I’ve never used this combo before and was very excited to see how it would look.  I am NOT disappointed!!!  I LOVE it so much that I think I’m going to do this same treatment on the cabinets in my garage/studio makeover!  (Photos of that project will come at a later date.)  

 I chose CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk Paint Vermont Slate as the base coat.  I then added a quick layer of Vintage White and then topped it off with a layer of one of my all-time favorites ~ Young Kansas Wheat.  I then took a lunch break, drove myself to Paradise Bakery for an Asian Sesame Chicken Salad.  Yummy!  When I returned the paint was dry and I proceeded to wipe it down with a damp cloth, pressing harder in the areas where I wanted to break through all the layers.  There was so much contrast already that I decided to just brush on a coat of clear was and not use any dark was at all.  Once the wax is buffed out and the knobs are placed back on, this little beauty will be ready for a real photo shoot!!!
 Some great detail for distressing!!!
 And here’s Paul’s project!  He used two coats of Blue Montana Sky and then a mixture of dark and clear wax.  I can’t wait to see it set in the showroom, staged to perfection!  It’s going to go quick!  Wouldn’t it make a beautiful statement in a guest room?

Well…that’s how I spent my day!  Happy crafting my friends, hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. How pretty!

    I’m in Arizona too! Don’t you just LOVE this fab weather we are having??? 😉


  2. Lovely! I like the layers!

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