|I was so excited about how this turned out! I didn't even|
wait for the glaze to dry before I took a picture. Ha!
Yours truly is still procrastinating about painting her kitchen much to the chagrin of my husband and my carpenter a/k/a wood magician. Sorry guys. I gotta be in the zone. They don't get it. So, in order to get the creative juices flowing, I painted two other items. I also have painted and repainted my practice boards. I was having problems finding a combination and technique I am in love with. Until today! I found a cool tutorial about using Elmers glue to make crackle with chalk paint. BTW - she is adorable! http://debisdesigndiary.com/crackle-and-distress-your-furniture-elmers-glue-and-chalk-paint/
Check out this mirror I got at a garage sale. It had a pretty frame, but the colors just didn't go with anything.
First I put on a sloppy coat of Graphite by Annie Sloan
Then I put on a sloppy coat of Old White by Annie Sloan.
I really did a crappy job making sure I didn't get into the cracks.
Next I sanded it lightly all around so the black peeked out more.
Then I used my handy-dandy glaze that I used on my door and
on my master vanity. Gosh, I love that stuff. Look at this!
First, I painted it with Graphite chalk paint from Annie Sloan
Next, I gently sanded off the edges
Next I added a clear wax followed up
by a dark wax
Polished up and ready for display. Doesn't it look like leather?