Get Your Black On

 

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Painting only part of this vintage sideboard, emphasizes the warmth of the natural finish and creates a lovely accent. Using Pure & Original’s Classico, chalk based paint, in Black, I painted select areas and left the the edges and carvings exposed. Another technique often used is to paint the entire piece and  then, use a cloth to remove the paint where you want the underlying layer to show. It’s a personal preference as to which method works best for you.

P&O Black classico

Classico drys to a rich matte finish and no wax or sealer is necessary. Since I wanted the grain of the wood to be seen underneath the paint, I diluted it with 10% water, leaving the painted areas a bit translucent. Black with exposed wood, is one of my favorite finishes. A perfect spot for your Halloween decor.

For more ideas using the paint color black, be sure to check out these posts:  Black and Blue,  Graphite, the New Black, and  Graphite and Exposed Wood

4 Comments

Angela Bell

How does this black compare with Annie’s black? Is it a true black as opposed to Annie’s Graphite?

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Yvonne Thomas

It looks like old worn leather where the black is. Very classic and gorgeous! Would love to just have that piece in my home somewhere. Just perfectly stunning.

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