- using a 3″ brush, paint out the pieces in Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey. make sure you get in all the cracks and crevices. you’ll note that this piece is similar to a bead board, so there are lots of nooks and crannies. let dry.
- using a mixture of MinWax water-based gray and dark Old English, brush on liberally on top of the Paris Gray. after a minute or so, wipe the mixture off with a rag, but don’t wipe off 100% evenly. you want some of the pseudo-glaze to stick to the paint, creating some depth on the furniture. because this is a water-based stain, it’s translucent and allows you to see the wood below it. the dark stain mixed in was intended to darken the color a bit.
- go over all the pieces using a 220 grit sandpaper…very lightly, with the grain. play around with the pressure. i was trying to achieve a pseudo wood grain look, so kept my pressure very light to accomplish the right look without removing too much of the chalk paint.
- then i brought out the Annie Sloan dark wax, my trusty gloves, and some soft rags. i generously applied the dark wax as i wanted a darker wood look.
Thanks again Meesh! And make sure you check back tomorrow for the reveal of the Grand Prize Round Projects!! You’re going to flip over them!!