Thursday, December 12, 2013

Annie Sloan style on the cheap...

 First ya take an awesome old, Victorian chest...

Then ya start to paint...no prime, no sand...
I used Pittsburgh Ultra paint~'Knight's Armour'.
1 1/2 C. paint, 1/4 C. Plaster Paris, 1/4 C. hot water
mix good, then paint, it covers great.

I wanted a faux zinc finish for this piece,
so in this process I completely waxed on a layer
of Johnson's paste wax, let it dry and buffed,
then lightly sanded edges to distress...
then I put on another coat of wax adding
a dab of silver latex paint to my wax brush
and painted it on all over the surface,
then buff when dry.

Kinda hard to see, but it has an uneven
metallic sheen sorta like zinc.

Love the look and the paint covered
marvelously, with an awesome satin finish.
Always work with small batches,
as the paint becomes grainy in a day or so,
but this one batch I made covered all this stuff!

Tools of the trade...
my cheapo version of the expensive
stipple brush...$2.00 on the cheap...lol!


 Then I painted a chair...

 and a parlor table...
Then staged it in the front window
of the shop...
I love to play with paint
and it doesn't have to cost you an
arm and a leg to do it...
JUST BE BRAVE...
AND CRAZY(it helps)

5 comments:

One Shabby Old House said...

It looks fabulous.

donna baker said...

I've never heard of plaster of paris in paint. It all looks beautiful. All the magazines are showing gray rooms so the pieces will go perfectly. In fact, gray really goes with anything.

Brandon Woline said...

It has to be said again...Amazing!!! Also digging the antlers and lights under burlap!

A Few Pennies said...

Love that color. I've never, ever bought ASP because I'm: #1 too cheap and #2 too cheap. I mix up my paints too; gonna try some regular wax I have in the cabinet (just plain car wax); thanks for the tips! and your furniture is gorgeous!

Linda said...

That came out beautiful....plaster of paris huh ...great idea... thanks for sharing that :D