There has been a lot of talk around here about my Purdy brushes I won at Haven. Purdy is not new to me though. I have been using them for years, from painting my walls in my home to painting signs in my business. They are the best that I have used and this is NOT a sponsored ad!!! Although I would love for them to call!
One of the ways I love to use them is painting furniture. If you have been here awhile you know there is a lot of that going on! The bristles stay put! Plain and simple! I love the finish of the brush stroke on the furniture.
This is a project I completed this week. A French Provincial Buffet.
It was beautiful when I got it. The curved front and legs are scrumptious!! But..had to paint it!
I wanted a two-toned look for the piece because of the details. I also wanted something neutral so it would sell fast.
I used both a two inch and 1 inch Purdy brush for this project. I use a one inch a lot, even on the big pieces.
I removed hardware. I love the original hardware on this so I left them on. After I painted the door I took my one inch brush and painted the carving in the door and around top to make it pop.
Then I added back the pulls and lightly distressed and waxed the piece.
While I painted a beautiful mistake occurred! Some of the paint crackled! I love when something spontaneous happens like this! It adds such character!
The clear wax was applied all over and then dark wax to the carvings.
Do you ever get stumped on what to paint a piece? The more I do the harder it seems to come up with something!
Enjoy your holiday!