I have to laugh each time a new customer who's not familiar with the whole "shabby chic" look says
"you want it to look like that?"
"That's not finished right?"
"What color will you paint this?"
(on a finished shabby item)
Well, today I put out a piece on my sales floor that I just love! And I did something I don't normally do, I hand painted the trim and I purposefully wanted the edges to look hand painted.
Because, well, in 18th century France they didn't have Graco HVLP spray guns. At least I'm pretty sure.
Well, maybe in a Doctor Who episode.
Painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint French Linen with Old Ochre trim. Clear Wax followed by Dark Wax.
And man o' man I love what the dark wax does to these colors!! If you aren't a dark wax fan or you've had a hard time working with it, I really suggest you talk to your local stockist or take a class. It can be intimidating, but one once you get the knack of it, what an amazing difference!
Thanks for stopping by,