I love this time of the month….when my furniture painting group gets together on a themed project. This month the theme is NUMBERS! Be sure to check out the linky below with the other fabulous furniture painting projects! Just click on the project to take you directly to it!
Let's get started!
It all started with a thrift store toy chest. It has been waiting and waiting in the barn for many months… waiting patiently for its transformation.
It is in excellent shape. It just needed a good cleaning and a face-lift…..no anesthesia required!
I started with a custom mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. If mixing colors….write down what you mixed so if you run out, you aren't playing a guessing game.
My mix was:
1 cup of Old White with 3 Tablespoons of Coco. The addition of the CoCo really tones down the antique look of the Old White. I had exactly enough with that mixture to paint 2 coats with a little extra.
Let that dry….it takes no time at all.
Hint: I wrap my brush in Press and Seal and place in the fridge along with the bucket covered in it as well.
I am still smitten with grain sack stripes. I may forever be! Visit my post on painting Grain Sack Stripes to achieve this look!
Sometimes I grow a bit impatient and break out the hair dryer! A girl has to do what a girl has to do! The stripes are Chateau Grey….my favorite color!
I printed this fabulous graphic for free from The Graphics Fairy for my thrift store overhead. I have so gotten my money's worth from it! I use it for projects from painting to chalkboard art!
I traced with a water color pencil in a charcoal color. Try to match as close to the paint color as possible. Don't worry about being so perfect with the grain motif. You can really freehand a lot of it with the paint. I am not an artist!
All ready to paint with a black craft paint.
I use a liner artist brush.
Let it dry completely. Then I took a piece of fine grit sand paper and lightly distressed the graphic, stripes and edges. This really tones down the black. It gives it a vintage look. Thoroughly dust off. I usually vacuum it off and wipe over with dry microfiber cloth.
I waxed in the following order: clear wax, dark wax, clear to tone down the dark and give extra protection.
I can so see this toy chest in a family room. A little more sophisticated to blend with your decor. It could also hold blankets.
This was such a fun project! I love working with graphics. Don't be afraid. It is really simple! No overhead and you are doing a smaller graphic. Try my post on this transfer method.
Ready for more ideas with numbers! Visit the fabulous blogs below for more inspiration!
Today is my first born's 18th birthday! Happy Birthday Woods!