Ann Sloan Chalk Paint - Old Piano Bench
I have alway loved all aspects of painting and I knew this would be a good first project for my new blog. My friend Cindy Lou found me an old piano bench at an estate sale a few years back. It has been in our game room.... then my Art Studio and then sadly...banished to the Attic...:(
I'm not in the habit of taking before and after pictures...but here is the "almost" before picture....notice the paint running down the leg...:)
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I was trying to cut corners and decided to skip buying the clear wax and the special brush to apply the wax. I did go ahead and get the Dark Wax and I am so glad I did. It added such a rich look to the finished project.
I had to use two layers of paint, French Linen. After it dried I went over the bench with a clear paste wax and then lightly distress the edges. The last step was to apply a coat of the Dark Wax.
This was a fun first project for my Rain and Roses blog... It turned out awesome. I would put this in the "Roses" category... it makes me smile... and is a special addition to our home. :)
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