Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Anchor And Amber

 I love painting furniture.

And, when this coffee table was sitting on my work table at Junk Mama's General Store, a customer asked, "are you going to paint that?" To which I replied, "yes!" Then she asked, "why?" To which I replied, "because I'm a furniture painter." I could've gone on about how the piece was dated, the wood wasn't a pretty color, it was scratched up,...

Although dated, I wanted to highlight some of the vintage style detail.

Since I was going to use Dixie Belle Paint Company's Silk paint, I gave the table a light scuff sanding and cleaned the table with Dixie Belle's White Lightening cleaner. 

I chose the color, Anchor.

 I loved this little trim detail around the top of the coffee table and decided not to paint over it.

Once I had given the coffee table two coats of Silk, I used Gemstone Mousse to highlight the details on the table. The color, Amber, was a great compliment to the trim that I left unpainted.

The Gemstone Mousse is highly pigmented and needs very little for great coverage. I simply used my finger to apply it to all the raised detailed areas.

 Anchor and Amber gave this dated coffee table a more modern, up to date, feel.

And, it's a lot less expensive to paint an old piece of furniture than to buy new!

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Painting My Diving Board...Again

 Back in 2018 I shared how I painted my stained & dingy diving board with Dixie Belle Paint...

You can read that post HERE.

It was so colorful & pretty, & it held up beautifully.

Last year, we had to get a new liner. The paint colors didn't match well with the new liner. So, of course, I painted the diving board again!

As before, I taped off sections with painter's tape to create stripes. Then used Dixie Belle paint colors that better matched the new liner.

The colors I used were Fluff, Cobalt, In The Navy, French Linen, & Dusty Blue.

Because of the texture of the diving board, some of the paint did bleed under the tape. So I used a small, flat artist brush to touch it up.

I sealed the diving board with Dixie Belle's Gator Hide. Gator Hide is water repellant so it's perfect for outdoor use. It adds a slight sheen to create a nice satin finish.

Diving in to Summer with another Dixie Belle makeover...

While I had my paint out, I updated my terracotta pots using the color Cobalt, leaving a little of the terracotta peaking through...

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