I've had this unopened can of paint in my garage for awhile. I was planning on using it for a patio set I have yet to paint but just couldn't think of how to use it. What color is it? ASCP Antibes Green! It is just one of those colors that is a little out of my comfort zone. We all have those, it doesn't mean I don't like it. Besides seeing a green with black, I struggle. I found this cute bench/ chest at the thrift store and knew it would be a good choice. I had to strain my eyes to see all the potential buried in there. It had clearly been used as a toy chest for a many a year, so it was disgusting. Trust me when I say DISGUSTING. I worked in a veterinary clinic and I still had to put gloves on to touch this baby. I swear there were some buggies on there, some jam, some gum, and some sort of spilled liquid on the bottom.
Once it was all cleaned up, I skipped sanding any peeling stained areas because I wanted to have a layered look. I just love how the dark wax settles in the rough parts.
I can just picture it at the end of some child's bed, under a window as a seat or perhaps in a mud room as a place to sit while you take off your shoes.
I applied a thin layer of ASCP in Coco and then a dry brushed over it with ASCP Louis Blue. I would have never originally though of putting these colors together if it weren't for an unfortunate armoire painting experience. Don't you love to learn from your mistakes?
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