Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Blue Vintage Bench

This post is a three part series on how to pull different pieces together to complete a room without breaking the bank! Please see previous post.
Vintage-furniture fanatics love finding painted pieces that have just the right patina, its cracked layers of color just oozing with charm. You can shortcut that journey with contrasting colors of flat latex paint, Paris of plaster, water (recipe from previous post) and lots of distressing by sanding that will reveal glimpses of the base shade.  In this case there are three layers, the base is pine followed by white & teal paints.
The painted plaid top was created by using the strié or dry brush technique.  I simply dabbed the edge of the paint brush into the paint: 1. dragged it gently horizontally from left to right this will result in a stripe pattern, 2. Same method vertically from top to buttom this will result into a plaid pattern!.  Practice before on a plain board to get the results you want.  No artist will have the same results!  Yours will be perfect so enjoy and have fun!!! Suzanne
Painted Plaid Top
Painted Plaid Top

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