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.