Beautiful Blue Server – Step by Step Transformation

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After results

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Simply styled with natural elements and real mercury glass.

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Before photo – I didn’t paint this piece for 8 weeks. I thought she was pretty but honestly no one else did. I only had one customer ask about this piece…. It was time to paint.

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I picked two American Paint Company chalk and clay paints: Born On The 4th Of July (a rich navy blue) and Dollar Bill (a neutral blue-gray with a tint of green).

 

APC Dollar Bill

APC Born on the 4th of Julyphoto 3 This is what 1 coat of Born On The 4th of July looks like. You can see the wet vs dry areas.

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After the first and only coat of Born On The 4th Of July was dry, I added one coat of Dollar Bill and was careful not to saturate the entire piece as I wanted some of the Navy to show through the Dollar Bill. I did this with brush strokes but you can also achieve this technique using the “wet distress” method (using a wet – more than damp and less than soaked – cloth, wipe back to top layer of paint to expose lower layers.).

 

I added one coat of American Paint Company's Top Coat at full strength all over my paint.  Top Coat is so easy to apply.  It brushes on like thin milk and I use my brush to apply and work the product into the paint.

I added one coat of American Paint Company’s Top Coat at full strength all over my paint. Top Coat is so easy to apply. It brushes on like thin milk and I use my brush to apply and work the product into the paint.

To give this piece more depth I added a brown glaze with metallic to the finish.  Brush on, wipe back.  Simple. I added one coat of American Paint Company’s Top Coat at full strength all over my paint. Top Coat is so easy to apply. It brushes on like thin milk and I use my brush to apply and work the product into the paint.

 

And, here she is!  The feedback has been outstanding.  I hope she sells soon so I can buy another one and share with you more results.

And, here she is! The feedback has been outstanding. I hope she sells soon so I can buy another one and share with you more results. How did I get that amazing finish on the top?  Easy, 2 parts Canola Oil 1 part Vinegar!  I applied the mixture and buffed it.  Amazing, easy and all natural, just like American Paint Company products I used to transform this piece.

 

APC Paint Display

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Jennifer Wilkins – Owner of Ivy Lane

Jennifer Wilkins – Owner of Ivy Lane

 

 

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