As promised, I am sharing the details to my painted clock. I've had the clock for several years. It was originally a cream color. After changing my color scheme to mostly grey and white, I painted it grey. It looked like this.
Then, I found this paint and decided to give it a try on my clock. I just bought a sample pot so I wouldn't invest in more than I needed in case I didn't like it.
It states that no wax is needed, but I found that it was very unfinished looking without it. So, I did use wax on mine.
The brand is called Farmhouse Paint. Sample pots are $12 and quart sizes are $32.
I bought mine at an antique store.
Here is what it looked like after the first coat of paint was applied.
The color that I used was Blue Toile. It looked too bright to me after just using the paint, so I decided to add a dark wax to it to achieve the aged look that I like.
Ah! Much better. The dark wax toned down the brightness. I didn't sand any areas because I just didn't feel like it needed it. Here is a close-up.
I'm loving this shade of blue compared to other one that I used last year on a few pieces of furniture. This color is more of a true light blue rather than a turquoise blue.
It helps pick up some other subtle blues in the room.
It's nice to be able to make this easy change in just one afternoon! If you want more info about this paint you can click HERE.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kelly ~