Pine Ombre Cabinet

This pine cabinet is for toy storage in a children’s playroom. It was purposefully painted to have a very distressed, chippy finish, with a fun ombre color effect. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is definitely the way to go on a piece that will have heavy use, wear and tear.  It is also a great example of expanding your range of green.
I have a few more green color studies to share These focus on mixing Florence with English Yellow, and Florence with Arles.

 It is helpful to have a comparison of the difference of green when using English Yellow as opposed to Arles. There is a typo in the last sample card. The correct proportion should read 1 part Florence to 2 parts English Yellow.


Leslie Stocker

Many layers of wax (trying to get a wax crayon effect). A lot of careful sanding. I turned the cabinet on its side to sand, since I tend to sand left to right. That way when upright it has a drippy look. I finished off with a white liming wax. I didn’t really dry brush on this.. I think you could have also done this using a wax medium.
Oh an yes I have been to Tulum , besides its beauty, I think it has almost a mystical quality


Do you mean Annie Sloan Wax? How much wax can you put on? And what is white liming wax? I seems we are on different levels Leslie, If you put so much wax isn´t it sticky?
Vax medium? sorry I dont get it.

Kathleen Herman

Hi Leslie.I know this is an older post, but I hope you can still see my comment and hopefully reply. I don’t really understand the wax technique used either. Do you think you can send me the details to my email as well? I think this is way above my skill level, but would love to try sometime if the instructions are easy enough. Thanks Leslie.


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