This post is sponsored by DecoArt. All opinions expressed are completely my own.
Happy Monday everyone!
I hope you all had a great weekend! I had the Grand Opening of the new store front where I am selling my furniture at RElove All Things Shabby on Saturday. I want to thank everyone who came down. The store was packed and the day was a big success!
After selling some pieces last week, I got right to work on Sunday getting some new projects finished-up to take down to my booth space.
Last week at a yard sale, I picked up a dated, old picture. I knew I had to ditch the print, but I loved all of the gorgeous carving on the frame.
DecoArt sent me some of their Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint to try out, and I knew this was just the project.
Their Chalky Finish Paint comes in a variety of beautiful colors, and I had received Carbon, Innocence and Serene.
After I cleaned all of the dust and grime off of the frame, I painted on two coats of the Innocence. I loved that it went on really smoothly and that it had great coverage.
Once that was dry, I mixed a little of the Carbon paint in with the clear Creme Wax (about a 1:4 ratio) and covered the entire frame with it, wiping off any extra. I will warn you that if you are used to using paste wax, this wax is going to surprise you. When I opened-up the lid I found it to look just like paint, and I double checked to make sure I had the right product. I did and while I had my doubts by the appearance of it, I was pleasantly surprised with the results.
I also loved the wax brush. It had great bristles that weren’t too soft or too hard (I have had experiences with both).
I then buffed the whole piece with a clean cotton cloth.
Next I cut a board the same size as the original print I removed, and I coated it in several coats of Americana Chalkboard Paint.
I inserted the board into the frame and that was it! I thought this would be really pretty in a little girl’s room or nursery.
All in all I was really happy with the Americana Chalky Finish line. I will definitely be using it again in the future.