Hey there! This week I've been up to a lot of fun projects. First, I want to share with you a metal and glass coffee table that got a whole new look using a dry brush technique. What is dry brushing you ask? Well let me first show you the before picture of this coffee table.
Kind of an outdated look but not bad. It just wasn't the look my customer wanted anymore. Instead of spending tons of money by replacing this table she's had for years, it's much more affordable to just have it repainted.
Here is the after:
It almost looks like an old stone table now with the dry brushing technique. So how did I get this look? The base coat is ASCP in Paris Gray. Once that was dry I moved on to my second layer; the dry brush layer. I dip my brush in just a little ASCP Old White and I squeegee off any excess paint on the sides of the can. I then tap the rest of the excess paint off an a dry clean cloth. Then I paint in all different directions until I have the amount of white showing that I like.
I love how this piece has so many intricate details, I really wanted them to show. Once the paint was dry I brushed on a Valspar Antique Metal Patina glaze in sections and wiping off immediately. With the glaze I just wanted it to show what had settled in the cracks. The last step was a light distressing.
I also took this previously black mirror to a beautiful Provence with some dry brushing on the details.
Be sure to checkhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif back this coming week where I'll show off a huge European-inspired hutch and a piano!
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