Hi everyone. Yesterday I posted pictures of my curio cabinet redo. Here is that post for your convenience. :)
First, I made sure that my curio cabinet was all clean and free of dust. These parts of Texas get pretty dusty. :)
I placed blue painter’s tape so that I wouldn’t paint the glass. I used this primer because I ran out of white primer. This one is Zinsser 123. This one is actually for deep tint. I’d rather use white primer.
I applied two coats of “Cottage White” by Behr. This is my favorite paint to use on my pieces of furniture when I want to paint them in a white shade.
After I was finished painting, I let it dry completely before using the antique paint. This is the product I used to antique my cabinet. I bought mine at H.L. but I’m sure you can find it at Michael’s too.
I like using these sponge brushes when I plan to antique a piece. Just pour a little bit on the sponge and go to town. :)
Here is the antique paint that I applied. Apply it where you want the antique look…especially thru the crevices.
After you apply the antique paint, go back and wipe it off with a dry cloth. Just keep wiping. I have a dry rag and a wet rag. The wet rag will wipe even more of the antique paint off.
Try not to feel overwhelmed with antiquing a piece of furniture or whatever piece you’d like. Just keep applying the antique paint a section at a time. Working a section at a time makes it so much easier.
My next project to paint is this. Can you say yuck? lol This was given to us by a friend. I will be using “Cottage White” paint on it as well. I can’t wait to show you the after!
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