29 Mar How to Get that Great Patina on Painted Furniture
I have to admit, I have a thing for green. When I found an old sewing table a while back, I knew I wanted to tear it apart and make a side table out of it ~ and I knew it had to be green. It’s been patiently waiting for it’s makeover – until now.
I was playing with CeCe Caldwell’s paint yesterday and I realized I already had everything I needed right at my fingertips to create the perfect green for this piece. I mixed a little of the Maine Harbor Blue in into some Spring Hill Green and came up with this.
West Maui Mountains ~ that’s what call it. Reminds me of the view you get while you’re pulling into the harbor or driving into Lahaina at sunset. Love those West Maui’s! I flipped the table over and started painting. I’ve really noticed a difference in the depth of color I can get with this paint; Here’s what it looks like going on. You can see the parts that have dried because they’re so much lighter.
This is one thin, sloppy coat. I did this intentionally because a well worn vintage feel is what I was going for here.
When the paint dries, it looks very light and feels chalky.
Once the wax is applied, the color deepens again and you’ll end up with a rich patina.
I spend a large chunk of time painting custom pieces for clients. If you have a piece of furniture you would like painted, let me know. Our current pieces for sale can be seen here. It changes frequently but I do my best to mark things as sold once they’re gone.
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