Posts Categorized: #Antique

Some Things Need No Paint

  This was my first Craig’s List purchase, a vintage brass chandelier. And amazingly it still hangs in my dining room, unchanged (unpainted),  1 year later.   But others do. French Curves a Chandelier in the Kitchen a DIY Faux Mercury Glass   If you have an old or new lighting fixture that needs improvement with paint, check… Read more »

True Blue

      Combinations of blue are my favorite color palettes. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® is so easy to layer to create striking and complex blues. I used Napoleonic Blue, Aubusson Blue and Greek Blue on my antique Chinese Apothecary Cabinet, layers of Napoleonic Blue and Graphite on this Chest of Drawers, and different shades… Read more »

Something Blue

Studying the finish on vintage furniture and antiques is an invaluable source for understanding how patina and wear patterns develop over time. This image of an antique pine cupboard was found on Pinterest. Around the edges and knobs the paint has worn off through continued use. The blue has become faded in some areas and… Read more »

Sophisticated Neutral

This beautiful antique French buffet is the inspiration for the color palette today. A neutral that is not quite khaki, not quite grey and yet is a combination of them all. Using Annie Sloan Chalk PaintⒸ, start with French Linen and add highlights and shadows with Paris Grey, Country Grey, and Old White. Accent with… Read more »

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