With the new year approaching, I’m finishing up a few projects that were “mostly” done but not totally. One of them is this very primitive storage bin from an old farm. The wood is very rough cut and the top is zinc covered. I started with a light coat of Primer Red, because I wanted the great character and age of the wood to remain visible. I used accents of Arlesand Barcelona Orange for texture and depth. It also gave more variety to the Primer Red with a bit of an ombre effect. I didn’t seal the finish because I’m not sure where it’s going, possibly outside. As long as you give it time to cure before it’s exposed to the elements, Annie Sloan Chalk Paintis amazingly tough and durable.