Here at the Interiors to Inspire studio we love a challenge 🙂  We’re not big fans of chemical strippers and we like to avoid hours upon hours of sanding off old finishes whenever we can.  In the video I’m creating a finish with Chalk Paint based off of a raw wood sample finish we had done for a previous project.  The client had a pine bedroom suite she wanted refinished.  Since the furniture had several layers of an unknown verathane we discussed a finish that would have a very similar feeling to it, using colors that mimic the inspiration sample but knowing the wood grain would not be a focus at all.  

Finish Breakdown

Old Ochre Chalk Paint -2 coats

French Linen Chalk Paint -wiped back, working in small sections to ensure paint doesn’t dry

Paris Gray Chalk Paint -dry brushed

Annie Sloan Clear Wax mixed with Modern Masters Blue Glazing Cream (1 cup wax to 16 drops glazing cream)

 

 

Got questions?  Leave them in the comments below 🙂 Happy Painting!