OMBRE TECHNIQUE

This piece was a dilapidated 1970's dresser that was rescued and painted with five different shades of blue, all blending into one another to create an ombre effect.

The piece was then slightly distressed with fine grit sandpaper, then accented with gold gilding wax.  The hardware was repainted matte gold and the entire piece was sealed in polyacrylic matte sealant.

LAYERED ANTIQUE EFFECT

This piece was a replica of an antique, which was painted grey, then layered with ivory, seafoam green and then accented with charcoal and gold.  Gold leaf was applied to the inner frame. The entire piece was then coated in a light application of Dixie Belle spray wax.

COLOR WASH TECHNIQUE

This piece was a very heavy, solid wood buffet from the 1960'2.  I painted it a custom created color, three coats, then washed in a charcoal chalk paint that had been watered down. It was then brushed with acrylic gold paint. Finally, a fun stencil was added to the top. The entire piece was then sealed in wax.

GLAZING TECHNIQUE

This was a fun reproduction piece, likely from the 1980's, with lots of metal embellishment. It was painted in slightly watered down layers of pink chalk paint, then the metallic embellishments were painted in white, with a "brushed iron" gilding wax applied by finger to the raised portions.  Then a watered down antiquing glaze was applied over the whole piece to replicate years of wear. The piece was distressed slightly with sandpaper then sealed in polyacrylic matte sealer.

DRY BRUSH TECHNIQUE

This was a very old steamer trunk in poor condition. I stripped the interior fabric which had deteriorated over the years and replaced it with a textured wallpaper. The exterior was primed in black, then painted with two coats of charcoal chalk paint. I then dry brushed cream chalk paint over the entire piece, making sure to catch the raised details on the piece to emphasize them. The leather handles were replaced with an old upcycled leather belt. 

COLOR WASH TECHNIQUE

This was a super cool reproduction piece with fun lion claw feet.  I painted it a pretty ivory, two coats, then washed the entire piece in watered down gray chalk paint. The entire piece was then sealed in polyacrylic matte sealant.

DISTRESSED BY SANDING TECHNIQUE

This piece was a lovely chest with simple lines, that lacked character. I painted the entire piece in two coats of cream chalk paint, then distressed it using fine grit sandpaper. It was then sealed with wax. 

This is a very simple, yet classic look.

DRY BRUSH TECHNIQUE

This piece was an old dresser which was missing its top drawer. I repurposed it into a kitchen island by adding 18" legs and placing marble tile on the top. The back was unfinished, so I wrapped it in wallpaper then painted. This piece was already ivory, so I dry brushed a custom created seafoam green, distressed with sandpaper then lightly accented with gold gilding wax. The entire piece was sealed in wax.

STENCILING

This piece was already painted white with charcoal trim. I lightly distressed the raised areas of the charcoal portion to reveal the white then added a whimsical stencil.

COLOR WASH TECHNIQUE

This piece was painted in a beautiful light aqua color then washed in a watered down light taupe color. The piece was very lightly distressed with fine grit sandpaper, then coated in wax. The hardware was given a light brushing of green and gold to simulate vertigris.

DRY BRUSH TECHNIQUE

This piece was had minimal paint treatment. The wood was brushed with a very light aqua color, using a brush that had been lightly coated in paint then using a rag, most of the paint removed. Then the brush was used to cover portions of the wood, leaving the natural wood tone to show through. A light coating of gold gilding wax was applied to the hardware and embellishments.

GLAZING TECHNIQUE

This piece was painted in a gorgeous teal green, two coats, then glazed with a watered down stain. The edges were then sanded down and gold acrylic paint was applied to the hardware and portions of the distressed areas.

LAYERED ANTIQUE EFFECT

This piece was a replica of an antique, which was painted grey, then layered with ivory, white and gray. The piece was then accented with gold gilding wax.  The entire piece was then coated in a light application of Dixie Belle spray wax.

MODERN LOOK

This piece has a modern look and a slight Asian appearance. A custom paint mix was created from liquorice and a dark periwinkle blue. The entire piece was given two coats of paint then sealed in wax.  All hardware was also replaced with modern-looking hardware.

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