Allow me to introduce you to Mr. Fancy Pants!
Normally, my pieces are girly or feminine..and for some reason, this one seems masculine? Doesn't he look so suave in his shabby turquoise and brass pulls..
The color is ASCP in Provence and about 1 tablespoon of hunter green in....oh LORD...no one tell my stockist....but you know that .79 cent acrylic paint at every Michaels or Hobby Lobby?..American..brand....yea' well, um...I threw a tablespoon of that in there to darken it up..and guess what?!! It friggin' works like a charm bay buh'! So next time you just wanna' tweak it a little and don't want to buy a ten dollar sample pot..head down to Michaels and taste the Rainbow! ;)
So...here are some in progress shots I took..
Here's his BEFORE:
|eh'...nice bones..but nothing special..|
You all know I luv to paint indoors, again ANOTHER plus of this paint! (LOOOOW Voc's!!)
Once I got him all painted, I applied Clear Wax..
|Yes. Those ARE my .99 cent store brushes!|
I use those STRICTLY as a one time wax application brush.
While the wax was doing it's thing..I got all "Bill Nye, the Science guy.." I had read once before that a good remedy for cleaning brass was HOT SAUCE..Apparently it has to do with the Vinegar..and know waahh? IT WORKED! Check it out..
I let them soak in a bowl of hot sauce for about 15 mins....
Now, I will add that when I was rinsing the hot sauce off of the handles, I used a balled up piece of aluminum foil to help with the abrasion..They looked fab!
OK, Back to the desk..
I got my curved edge cabinet scraper and got busy chipping it up!
After, I finished all the distressing and chipping I applied Dark wax here, there, and EVERYWHERE!
And, to remove it....just a lil' glob of Clear Wax.
Well, if you do that 472 times..Ya' end up with this... What Cha' think??
and of course...I'm NOTHING without my sidekick assistant...Mr. Fancy Pants himself...
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