Another project is done and I've jumped on
another bandwagon to get it done.
My oldest daughter had a tall 6 drawer dresser that I thought would
be perfect for this technique.
I finally bought me some AS Chalk Paint.
I bought Pure White, Provence, Florence, Paris Grey and Duck Egg Blue.
Not to mention both waxes and the large brush.
Took the drawers out and painted them white,
I don't know if this step was necessary,
but I did it anyways.
My garage at one point looked like an explosion of drawers.
Now for the ombre effect.
I took a whole bunch of the ASCP pure white and added a drizzle of ASCP Provence and ASCP Florence in equal parts (precise eh?).
I started at the top with the lightest colour and then for every drawer below I added the same amount of Provence and Florence.
I wanted the grade change to be subtle, but not too subtle and I think it worked great.
the effect is so cool.
Drawer pulls needed to be updated with a coat of Rustoluem white metal spray paint.
I painted the body pure white and let those drawers speak for themselves.
My daughter absolutely loves it.
So do I.
Having been my first chalk paint project I of course have my opinions about the chalk paint. I do love that the chalk paint is great to mix and get any shade you want. I did really like the soft feel of the paint after I gave it little sanding.
You could see brushstrokes, which having spray painted for awhile I'm not use to seeing.
It distressed well, maybe a little too well, if I bumped it at all it would scuff the paint. The wax did seal it, but I still felt nervous about scuffing.
Maybe that will change with time and the wax will harden up.
Overall I did like the chalk paint and will use
it when I want a certain colour that I can mix myself.
Such a fun transformation.
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