Into the Wild

 

Fresco Lime paint is made for walls, but I like to use it on furniture, too. In this case, my french, wrought iron chandelier in my kitchen, painted a few years ago with Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint. I loved it, but I’m slowly moving out of my blue phase and into neutrals.

white rhino frescoWhite Rhino, I felt like I was going on an adventure just opening the can. Not quite a gray, not quite a brown, it is the perfect color, without being either one and yet a blend of both.

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Since it is a 3 person job to take it down and put it back up, I painted it in place. Pure & Original recommends using their primer first, but I decided to take a chance and go directly to the Fresco. Luckily I experienced no problems with adherence over the Chalk Paint. One thick coat was all it took to cover the blue. And, amazingly, I only had to use one color to achieve this rich, velvety finish with lush tonal variation.

Painting a chandelier is remarkably easy. For a step by step, start to finish diy, check out my 3 part video series, Transform an Ordinary Brass  Chandelier Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

 

 

 

5 Comments

Becky backert

Ah. To paint over ASCP worked like a charm for you! I like the no primer no wax part too. Deliberating what color white to buy. Might paint everything in sight white and tine my wax to enhance details in the corners.

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Jessica Van Den Berg

Lovely as always! It’s amazing how much variation you got from just one color with this paint; it definitely looks as though you used at least two and blended. What a time saver-I’m loving learning about this brand through your blog!

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JoAnn

This is the type of finish I want to paint on a few pieces of furniture! If I am painting on factory finished furniture, do I need to prime? And the colors are wonderful online, but are they listed on the color chart you can buy, or are the colors only the Classic colors? I live in Louisiana and don’t believe there are any stockers around here. I would love to get my hands on an actual color chart for the Fresco line of paints. BTW, I only suggest your blog when asked about painting items. Your pieces are so beautiful! Your background in art helps your pieces come out outstanding. I am so happy that you have tutorials to help us who don’t have the eye you do. Thanks again.

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Christine

How beuatiful! It definitely looks like more than one color was used. i was wondering when you originally did this in chalk paint if you used wax for the fnish. Did you paint over that, too?

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Kelly Ann Voyce

This morning I stumbled upon your blog, about the painting of your Chandelier with Chalk Paint via “Pinterest”. First of all, “Wow, very pretty, and vintagy”, secondly, I am looking for a very similar chandelier for my kitchen, “as is”, never realizing I could find and possibly use any light fixture I like, and then with painting it, “love it.”

From the bottom of my hesrt, I thank you so much for sharing your talents, it is greatly appreciated. Because, with my funds being tight, Ive been searching for an affordable light fixture, never imagining that I could paint, just about any type of fixture and make it my own.

Regards, Kelly Ann Voyce

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