It’s easy to look at each new piece and think it’s your favorite, but I never expected to absolutely fall in love with a paint finish. I’ve been painting so long, I usually know the direction I’m headed. This being a gorgeous piece to begin with, I only wanted to change the color, and not get in the way of the beautiful grain and structure. So I treaded lightly with the paint, using Classico chalk from Pure & Original. A combination of light layers of Steel Blue, and Lagoon Water diluted to the point of a wash, was all that was needed.
I taped a small pinstripe on the face of the drawers when I painted, to retain a bit of the natural color. To tie all the detailing together, I left all edges exposed.
In an effort to keep my work fresh and creative, and bring new information to my readers, I love to try different paints and color combinations. Pure & Original has been a breath of fresh air for me. The color palette is natural and organic and with 140 colors, you rarely have to mix your own color to find the perfect combination. Classico is a chalk based paint and doesn’t usually require a primer. It’s a dream to paint with, going on easily. Best of all, there’s no need to seal with wax or polyurethane. It’s eco friendly, no VOC’s, made from all natural pigments and a mineral base. Something to consider, especially if you have children in your home. If you haven’t tried it already, you’ll be amazed. Pure & Original USA is offering a special package for a limited time that includes all the paint and colors to do a project just like this, called The Classico Blue Bundle. What could be easier? (PM or message me on Facebook if you have questions about my technique)
Pure & Original Paint is available in the USA through stockists and online. It’s made for walls, but I also like to use it on furniture. If you are curious and want to find out more, check out these other projects: Nothing is Easier, Get Your Black On, and A Fresco New Look