While perusing the OOPS paint shelves at Home Depot -
(No, I do not get money from them. However I think most of the big box stores need to give each blogger a gift card for being such loyal customers!)
- I was surprised to see a display of their new line of paint Americana Decor Chalky Finish.
I believe I mentioned this before and wondered if they really paid some company to come up with a name like Chalky Finish.
At the present time HD only had sample pots and had not a clue when they would receive a shipment of the quarts.
I purchased two pots.
One soft blue named Serene.
And the other a soft black named Carbon.
You know I usually mix up my own gloopy paint based on the techniques I learned from Farragoz, but the pots were only about eight bucks so I figured I would try it and see.
Remember the table my helper Calvin found in the brush pile?
I decided to give it the Carbon treatment.
Horrible sun-damaged condition.
I was not going to spend the time bringing back the finish.
I am sure she will be placed on a porch somewhere.
I will say I was pleasantly surprised.
The paint is quite creamy.
Goes on smoothly.
Covers very well.
It did take two coats - but I only used about three ounces to do both.
Finished with a clear wax.
I had to buff it again after the photos because it was too hot to apply and buff wax, but I was in a hurry.
I think this southern mahogany girl looks like a black beauty now.
Personally I think she needs a huge Boston fern sitting on a lace cloth.
Maybe place an upholstered chair or two next to her. Chairs in a distressed white finish with a black patterned fabric.
Stop it, Distressed Donna, you are not going to keep her.
The only flaw I found was a slight crack in one of her feet. Easily fixed.
Before major temptation set in, I ran her over to Riverfront and stuck her in the booth.
I have used the Serene blue on another project.
Just as soon as it does not take me half a day to move photos from the camera to my picture files, I will post about it.
Actually it is sitting in the living room unfinished.
I now remember I have not waxed it yet..
Or styled it pretty for her picture.
Going to go do that right now.
I will assure regular readers I was very busy shopping and hunting and thrifting and painting through my illness and my computer's corruption incident so I have a lot to share.
My niece Olivia is graduating from high school this weekend so we will be doing the celebration thing. Though quite frankly we cannot figure out how she got so old so suddenly.
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