Rustic Mustard Makeover

I love a bit of rustic charm - this technique is simple but gives character and depth and can be used with any colour combo.

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Product list:

White Lightning

BOSS (Grey)

Coffee Bean Chalk Mineral Paint

Pumpkin Spice (ltd edition) Chalk Mineral Paint

Best Dang Wax Clear

Oval Small Brush

Best Dang Brush

Deep Sea Silk All In One Mineral Paint

Morocco Stencil

Here's the before shot - well almost before! I had removed the handles at this stage! I cleaned the piece with White Lightning and gave it a scuff sand.

I applied a coat of BOSS in grey as I wasn't sure of the direction of the piece at this stage but it looked like it could be a potential bleeder!

I then applied a coat of Coffee Bean using a synthetic brush. I wanted full coverage of this base coat to give depth to the piece.

I used a small oval synthetic brush to apply Pumpkin Spice in a criss cross motion to add some texture and depth. I also used less paint than usual to give almost a dry brush affect around the edges of the drawers and corners. I wanted to give a rustic effect and allow some of the Coffee Bean base layer to peep through - a similar effect to distressing but without distressing!

Once I had built up the coverage of Pumpkin Spice, I sealed with Best Dang Wax in Clear using the Best Dang Brush then buffed after 20 minutes.

I also painted the insides of the drawers using Deep Sea from the Silk range using the Scarlet Brush - this brush covers large areas very quickly! The best thing about using Silk for drawer inners is that it is very durable and it requires no top coat!

I applied the Morocco stencil using Deep Sea on the drawer sides using a roller and added white pot knobs to finish!

Below is the finished piece and a couple of close ups! Hope you like it - 

Con x



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