Ok, so I didn’t learn everything I need to know in kindergarten. For example, at 5 years old my idea of updating furniture would include magic markers and finger paints. Well, I had just as much fun recently at a Farmhouse Paint class at Southern Antiques and Accents. I learned an easy technique to refresh my furniture with Farmhouse Paint. Fortunately for my newly manicured nails, no finger paints were used.
Farmhouse Paint is not chalk paint
Ann Taylor and Jennifer Pierce taught me some new tricks of the trade that I couldn’t wait to share with you. Farmhouse paint is not chalk paint, but you use it like chalk paint – only easier. The thing I love most about it is that you won’t get bored watching this paint dry. It dried super fast.
For my first project, I chose a recently purchased box with lid that needed a little pizzazz. You tell me what kind of box you think it is. Some say it is an old file box perhaps from a library and some think it is an old shoe shine box because of its slanted design. Here is the before …
Easy steps to refresh furniture or other items
- Wash your project with a little dish soap and water.
- Paint with color choice. I used Cotton White and love the results.
- Allow to dry for about 15-30 minutes.
- Lightly sand. Finished! Or…
- If desired…Apply antiquing gel and allow to dry.
- Lightly sand.
Since I wanted the finished product to look more shabby than chic, I used a dry brushing technique that was super simple.
I loved how much older this makes the piece look. It highlights imperfections to give it character.
There’s a very light coat of Black Antiquing Gel added to give the piece dimension. If you look closely at the photo above you can see traces of black.
And here is the finished project and the happy painter!
Do you like it as is? Would you add a stencil? Like and share this post on Facebook and leave a comment below for your chance to win a small container of Farmhouse Paint. All contestants will have their name entered into an electronic raffle and winner announced on August 5, 2019.
You can see all the fun colors from the Farmhouse Color Chart or visit Jennifer and Ann’s selection at Southern Antiques & Accents on Greeno Road in Fairhope, AL.
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Refresh your furniture with Farmhouse Paint! You’ll be so glad you did. Winner announced on August 5, 2019.