First, I painted all detailed areas that I wanted to stand out when the piece was finished. The rest of the cabinet I painted in gray.
As you can see ~ I’m back in my dining room painting again. It’s a little too chilly in the garage right now. I know, I’m a wimp. Living in Arizona and I have to put on a sweatshirt to go outside and can’t wear my flip flops for the month of January. It’s a rough life! Haha
I also painted a coat of white on each drawer front.
Once that step was complete and dry, using the gray paint again, I painted over all the white areas. You don’t need to be super picky about this step because on the next step you’ll just be rubbing it off again. Then I took a half hour lunch break with the Hubs!!!
Next, I took a damp cloth and proceeded to rub off some of the gray to expose the white underneath.
You can rub as little or as much as you want depending on how much of the underneath color you want to expose. I also wanted to expose some of the original gold color so I rubbed a little harder in some areas. The last step was to take my mixture of clear and dark waxes and brush her all down. Then I took a smooth cloth and wiped off any excess. She is now protected and ready for her debut.
And here’s she is in all her glory!
A few close-ups!
Being held up by Angels…my favorite part of this entire piece. LOVE the wings!!!
And of-coarse she wanted to be dressed up for her final photo shoot.