HOW TO GET THAT PRETTY TURQUOISE LOOK - paint layering









Annie Sloan Chalk paint is perfect
for creating distressed and layered
finishes so I used it when I wanted
to create a layered color effect on a
thrift store jewelry box.





BEFORE
I started with an old men's accessory caddy from the thrift
 store. I took the box outdoors and sprayed it with an oil 
based ivory colored paint. Once it was dry I used sandpaper
 to distress the edges.


  

Over the Ivory color I created three levels of turquoise blue
 like an ombre effect. Here you can see the different shades I
 ended up with.


I using Annie Sloan PURE WHITE and adding FLORENCE in
 small amounts for each shade. Florence is a very strong color
 so a little goes a long way. 1st mix was a light blue,
2nd was a light turquoise, 3rd mix was a medium turquoise
I let each layer dry completely before applying the next.

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To achieve the different levels of paint color I used a damp
 kitchen sponge. ASCP can be distressed with water and it is
 best to do before you wax.





I did change the drawer pulls and lining
the drawers is always an option.

 


BEFORE                                AFTER


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