Saturday, November 14, 2009

A New Paint Finish

I found this paint finish in a book, and I just can't get enough of it. There's lots of different ways to do it, depending on what you like! Here are two examples:

This one was originally painted black......then I painted it Apple Barrel Apricot. (You don't have to use these exact colors, I'm just telling you what they were in case you wanted to know.....any peachy color will work!!) Then I painted it Coastal Blue (by Color Traditions). I also painted the trim with Craft Smart brand Ocean Breeze. After it was dry, I sanded and sanded some more. I wanted it to look worn down!!! You can also try this with out the black underneath.....


This one was done without the black undertones.......But when I was done I stained it with Gunstock Miniwax. I love how the stain filled in all the cracks....it just adds a lot of character to it.
But I do have to admit....My favorite is without the black and without the stain.....It has a real country beach feel to it:)
Until next time:)
I have a tutorial to write about something else you can do with those index prints.......

9 comments:

Caseymini said...

Love the finish! Both pieces look great. Write the tutorial quickly! I want to find out what you are up to next.

rosanna said...

I love them Katie, the peach better than the other but you have been so good with them. Have a nice evening Rosanna

A. Wright said...

I have to agree, the finished look is very beachy looking. If I ever get going on my beach house project I'll be sure to use this. Thanks for sharing!

Dlsarmywife said...

Katie, they both look wonderful! I gotta say I am loving these little hutches from Michael's I found a couple new styles when I was there yesterday. The paint finishes you gave then make them look fabulous!

kathi said...

Lovely finishes! Of course I like the blue one best, :)

Liberty Biberty said...

Katie, they look fantastic!!! love the little house shaped cupboard.
Mercedes

Sans said...

I think these are very wonderful tips. Thank you so much for sharing.

Debbie said...

Brilliant Katie..x

dale said...

They look great!

What book did you find this in?