Today I am sharing my latest piece a Secretary Desk. I painted it first with Old Violet Annie Sloan chalk paint then top coated it with a homemade chalk paint. The color is an oops paint I picked up the other day. Of course they spread paint all over the color name so I don't know what it is. It's my new favorite color. (I say that about every color don't I?).
I painted the inside a mix of three parts Old White & one part French Linen Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. The French Linen made the Old White less yellow.
So now for the fun part. I felt like the front needed a little something and was thinking about a stencil. Then I saw a piece of furniture at a local antique store with a raised stencil. Perfect, I copied it.
I used a stencil that I purchased from Home Depot in the paint department. I taped the stencil to the secretary and spread a thin even coat of Plastic Wood over the stencil. If you've ever used this stuff you know when you open the can it's kinda separated. I made sure to mix up the liquid and the solids so that it was creamy. I spread it on and tried not to go back over it too much (or it will start pulling off in random places) then removed the stencil.
It's subtle and I really like how it turned out. Love the vintage handles on this piece.
Hope you are enjoying your last weeks of Summer!
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