It has been a real struggle lately to make the time to get to painting some of the pieces in my container that are waiting for a makeover. But, I am happy to say that this beauty was hauled out of the dark depths of storage and brought out into the sunshine for its very own transformation.
I was particularly pumped to paint this one, firstly because it is so darn cute and secondly because it gives me another opportunity to get painting with Frenchic Furniture Paint (which we will be stocking soon, promise!!).
I gave this piece a good scuff over with sandpaper and a solid coat of spray primer to eliminate any stain bleed issues. Then I got painting! For this piece I made a custom colour by mixing Pebble and Wedgwood Green. I used Virgin to highlight the panels and carving and let it dry. Frenchic covers so well. This took 2 solid coats and what I call a ‘half coat’, or a watered down finishing coat to make sure the coverage is even. I chose not to sand before waxing, as I wanted to use Frenchic Defining Wax to highlight all the details and give the piece a lovely aged finish.
So after leaving the paint to dry, I got to doing a thin coat of clear wax first (this acts as your barrier or control of the darker waxes and prevents them from staining the paint).
I have said it before and I will say it again, Frenchic waxes are DIVINE. They are all natural, they don’t smell and they glide on like delicious furniture butter.
The defining wax was just as easy to use. After I had applied a coat of clear and wiped off the excess, I repeated the same process with the defining wax. And then left it to cure overnight. I did give the top another coat in the morning for added protection.
The next day she was all ready to take outside for some photos..
This treasure is for sale in our shop, so come and have a look at her beauty in the flesh!
For those who have been asking, we are going to be stocking Frenchic soon, but we don’t have it for sale just yet!! As soon as it hits the shop shelves I will be advertising the fact like crazy and we will have some classes running!