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.
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.