Waiting for me at the auction was this little gem. Handcrafted and a little rough around the edges, I knew with minor repair and a little color, it was the perfect size for the new APC paint display.
I initially started refurbishing/refinishing furniture about 8 years ago while employed at a friend’s cabinet shop sanding, staining, finishing and helping install cabinets. My employer had always sprayed the wood projects and never used a paintbrush.
However, after a 10 hour road trip to Michigan for a paint class, I became a chalk/clay/mineral paint addict. I applied what I had learned from the training at the cabinet shop and applied the chalk and clay paint techniques, and instantly I saw amazing results. Because Beach Glass is by far my most requested color, I wanted to paint the cabinet Beach Glass over Wild Horses.
Once I had a good even coat of APC paint on the hutch I applied a layer of Top Coat. Next, using a paintbrush, I applied a glaze over the paint. When working on a large piece, I always apply in sections. If glaze starts to dry before I have time to wipe it off, I can apply another layer again and it will remove the dried glaze. Using a T-Shirt material rag, I removed the excess glaze, always wiping in the same direction. Depending on the piece, I leave as much or as little as needed.
I allowed the glaze to dry and applied another layer of Top Coat.
Here is the finished product displaying our paint .
Post courtesy of Tammy Ross of Perennial Design in Lebanon, Missouri