My Secret Tool That You Probably Own

2.09.2017

I was hoping to bring y'all the winter sitting room today, actually we haven't had much of a winter, but with lots of clouds the room was just to dark to shoot. So today I'm sharing my secret tool that I mentioned in the chair reveal post that I used on the fluted legs. 

I love the way the fluted legs turned out so let me show you what I did.

First coat was white then two coats of the second color.


I wanted to add a bit of gilding to the legs like you will find on some French antiques. Only problem is my art paint brush bristles were too flimsy to add the rub'n buff so I had to think of something else to use since my finger was too wide for the narrow slot without getting it everywhere. So I thought about what I could use and then, bam, I knew what would work. 

Q tips are my secret weapon! They fit in those little grooves perfectly and are firm enough to use.

After rubbing the rub'n buff into each groove I started distressing the legs with sandpaper to age them and to reveal the layers.

Some waxing finishes the look. Love all the chippy layered goodness.


Now you know what the secret tool is that I used and you probably have them on hand. 😏

I worked on the curio cabinet for the last two days from morning till night and it turned out so well. Peeks have been shared on Instagram.

I think I will actually get dressed today into something besides paint clothes and put on makeup. Something I have not done in two days.

Happy Thursday!

24 comments:

  1. Your chair turned out beautifully! Nice when you already have secret weapons on hand.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  2. Love the chair and the touches of gold are perfect.

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  3. ☺ Luv the secret tool . Chair is beautiful Kim.

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  4. Well how about that secret tool?!!...Love that you gilded the fluted legs...oooh-la-la!!! The chair looks wonderful and cannot wait to see the curio cabinet as I love the sneaky peekies on IG!

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  5. So clever and the gilding is gorgeous, too!

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  6. You are so clever! Love the way this chair turned out with all the layers! Heading to Instagram to get a sneak peak of the cabinet you're working on! One more day of paint clothes for me! Enjoy your day!

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  7. I have used Qtips, sometimes it's the only tool that works,

    Cindy

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  8. i was beginning to wonder when you were gonna clean yourself up and quit painting!! :)

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  9. Qtips are the best. I have used them several times while working with rub and buff.

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  10. That chair has a personality now! It is really lovely.

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  11. Rub 'n Buff and Q-Tips are perfect together, Kim!

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  12. Your chair looks great Kim.Do you mind sharing what type of wax are you using?

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  13. I shared the info in the reveal post and it is linked in this post. I mixed Annie Sloan dark wax with the hemp oil wax by Fusion Mineral paint. Thanks

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  14. Love your secret weapon! I was thinking that you were going to say a pencil top, but a Q-tip is way better!

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  15. The chair is fabulous - I'm so in awe of your talent! Great "tip" with the Q-tips!

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  16. Where do you get rub n buff?

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    1. Any craft store like Hibby Libby or on line.

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  17. Oh, Q-tips are among my favourite tools!

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  18. Looks great and thanks for the tip. I have candlesticks I'm trying to work up the energy to add rub and buff on to lighten them up.

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  19. I love this chair. I will have to remember your q-tip trick. We always have them around.

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