The Blues

 
In order to create a vintage finish similar to the one on this little chest,
start with a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg Blue.
Once that is dry, using a light touch, add some areas of Louis Blue
and Old White to give depth to your finish. Finally, add Coco
 with a dry brush to create shadows. Use a clear wax on the entire piece
 when finished painting. The wax helps protect the paint, 
but also contributes to the look of an aged patina, like that seen
 on antiques and vintage furniture.
For more Blues, see my posts,  Duck Egg and Louis Blue,  Out of the Closet, and  Porte a Saint Emilion.
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Maribeth

Leslie,
Me again……
Had settled on my color scheme for my Craigslist find until I saw the picture of this chest in your 2014 blog called The Blues. I wish I could see this chest up close. You add the layers and the shadows so naturally. I also noted that in your latest video on adding shadows that you do not sand your paint but jump directly to the waxing phase. Is this correct? The paint colors I originally bought for my chest were Paris Grey, French Linen, and Pure White because I watched your video on layering. Can’t decide what to do Any comment would be appreciated. Thanks again, Maribeth

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Maribeth

Leslie,
Me again……
Had settled on my color scheme for my Craigslist find until I saw the picture of this chest in your 2014 blog called The Blues. I wish I could see this chest up close. You add the layers and the shadows so naturally. I also noted that in your latest video on adding shadows that you do not sand your paint but jump directly to the waxing phase. Is this correct? The paint colors I originally bought for my chest were Paris Grey, French Linen, and Pure White because I watched your video on layering. Can’t decide what to do Any comment would be appreciated. Thanks again, Maribeth

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