A while back I was contacted by Amy Howard to see if I would like to try their One Step Paint product. I had never tried it before so I was excited. I love trying new paints and products.
I received what I like to call HAPPY mail from Amy Howard. As soon as I saw the color in person, I knew exactly what I wanted to makeover.
The color is vintage affliction and I knew I wanted to incorporate some vintage touches.
I got to work immediately on this dresser I picked up. I snagged this baby for really nothing. No one wanted it because it had been partially striped. Oh well good for me :)
I prepped it, and lightly sanded the top.
The paint when I first opened it was really runny. I had shaken the can, but I don't think it was enough. So I put the lid back on and shook a little more. I also stirred it well and can I just tell you...smmmooooottthhh like butter.
I put the first coat on lightly and then a 2nd coat. It went on so well and dried quickly. I didn't have to but I put on a 3rd coat.
In between coats I worked on the top by using General Finishes Antique Walnut gel stain. It was the perfect color to compliment this beautiful color.
I let it dry overnight because it was the end of the day and I needed to get dinner ready for my crew. I lightly sanded and distressed it just a bit.
The next day I added the stencil using metallic gold paint by Modern Masters. Just enough to give it a little pop on the inside of the drawers...and to pull the knobs that I was working on all together..
The knobs are glass that I turned into a mercury glass look to give it extra vintage flair.
I used wax over the entire piece except the top (because I used the gel stain I used a top coat instead of wax). I also used the dust of ages antiquing dust. I used it in just the crevices and then gave it a 2nd light coat of wax.
I will be honest and say at first the wax I wasn't sure about. Once I started working with it I really liked it. It hardens and cures nicely and gives a beautiful finish.
I love how easy the One Step Paint by Amy Howard at Home. It was smooth & creamy and dried super quick. The color is amazing. When trying to pick a color I had a hard time since there are so many amazing colors to choose from.
With much love, peace & happiness