Busy Painting….

DSC00969Last week I received huge shipment from Old Fashioned Milk Paint, including most of their finishing products, most of which I hadn’t tried before. So I have been busy painting all weekend on and off, mainly lovely pieces I found at the Ardingly Antiques Fair a couple of weeks ago.

This little table started of as a (very grubby!) chalky pink, with a fabulous zinc top. I decided to try some Lexington Green mixed with Snow White, which makes a really gorgeous duck egg bluey green. I wasn’t sure how well it would cover the existing paint, but decided to take a risk and paint it straight over the pink with no Extra Bond. I kind of thought it would go a bit chippy, which would be good as the pink would show through and two colours would work well together. Well, I wasn’t wrong and it certainly chipped and flaked! I left it a couple of days to make sure it had finished ‘chipping’ and then finished it off with our new Daddy Vans finishing Wax (scented with sweet orange oil, but that’s just a bonus). And here’s the result. I think it looks really pretty, and very ‘distressed’. My only issue now is how to clean up the zinc a little (although I think the patchiness adds to the charm). Any ideas would be welcome.

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