21 Aug Awesome Layering of Color by First Time User of American Paint Company Paints
I’m so excited to share an awesome furniture makeover created during a recent workshop. The table was refinished in one of my favorite colors combinations Beach Glass and Nana’s Cupboard from American Paint Company.
Laurie was a bit nervous about how her table would turn out because this was her first time doing something like this, so she grabbed an old table from the basement to experiment with for her first project. She brought in a pillow to match up with our colors and Beach Glass and Nana’s Cupboard were spot on. Nana’s Cupboard was applied first. The first color applied is referred to as your base coat.
Shizzle Tip: If you want your base color to show through when you distress, be sure to apply a thick enough coat. This is especially true on areas you plan to distress. If the base color is applied too thin, you could end up distressing all the way through to the existing finish without seeing any of your base color. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE seeing part of the existing finish too, but if you’re not seeing any of your base color, you’re either rubbing too hard when you distress or the base color was too thin.
Once the Nana’s Cupboard dried, it was completely covered in APC’s Beach Glass
Shizzle Tip: If your first coat hasn’t dried and you start applying the 2nd, you might pull off the first coat of paint. Let it dry completely in between coats. You’ll also want your first coat to dry so it doesn’t mix in with the first coat, especially if applying two contrasting colors. The paint dries quickly and it’s pretty easy to tell when it’s dry because the paint lighten as it dries.
Before I could blink, she was well on her way wet distressing to perfection!
How cool is THIS finish?
Way to ROCK American Paint Company’s Paint on your very first time!!
Ready to get your Shizzle on?
Join Cathy and I for our next workshop !
A hui hou ~ Shelly