February 24, 2014

The Blues


In order to create a vintage finish similar to the one on this little chest,
start with a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg Blue.
Once that is dry, using a light touch, add some areas of Louis Blue
and Old White to give depth to your finish. Finally, add Coco
 with a dry brush to create shadows. Use a clear wax on the entire piece
 when finished painting. The wax helps protect the paint, 
but also contributes to the look of an aged patina, like that seen
 on antiques and vintage furniture.



For more Blues, see my posts,  Duck Egg and Louis Blue,  Out of the Closet, and  Porte a Saint Emilion.