American Paint Company’s Surfboard and Momma’s Lipstick – A Pretty Vanity

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This vanity had a messed up top – the finish was all bumpy pitted.  I had a vision for this piece, and it included a smooth top, so I started by giving my top a little buzz from the mouse sander.

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My vision wasn’t all mine – I was painting this piece for a dear friend and she let me know that her favorite colors were American Paint Company’s Surfboard and Momma’s Lipstick. First, the Surfboard

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then some Momma’s Lipstick and Navajo White.  The ‘feet’ caught my eye so I decided to gold leaf them.

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The first layer was brushed thin,  the second coat applied as a ‘wash’  – it goes quick, not much paint used, but makes a big difference in evening out your finish.

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Woops, forgot the mirror – need to do that too-

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I decided to seal it with APC’s retired ‘Light Vintage Wax’ – it is a very subtle wax , perfect for this finish.

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I scrubbed/brushed it on,

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and wiped it off, with a dry  cloth.

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Yes, that simple –  brush it on, move it around to insure every surface is covered

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then wipe it off.  Don’t try to leave excess wax on, thinking the darker will create a richer effect –  it will only leave you with a forever tacky feeling finish.  If you want a darker effect use APC’s Dark Wax.

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The APC Light Wax again.   You can see how sheer this wax is, it’s FABULOUS over light colors like this Surfboard or whites.

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Wax on – wipe off

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Softly wipe and remove the excess wax.

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Your painted surface should be ready to buff to a pretty sheen in about 3-4 hours.  Make sure you have a few dry rags so you aren’t using the same saturated one.

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I painted the mirror  APC Navajo White, and drybrushed the highlights with APC Momma’s Lipstick.

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I added a little pop block of stencil to each side, both randomly placed.  Isn’t she pretty?

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I gold leafed the spindles to the chair, to tie it together with the ‘feet’.

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A few Swarovski crystals finished it off – it was the perfect fit for my friend :)

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Have you tried American Paint Company?  Their chalk/clay/mineral based, all natural paints, are pretty cool!  They offer an awesome palette of colors, and a great line up of finishes, including THE perfect clear wax, and even more perfect alternative, Topcoat finish.

Post courtesy of Patty Henning of Fabulous Finishes in Michigan

 

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  1. Patty always does such beautiful color combos! Love it

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