Chalk Painting Techniques Vaseline Distressed Furniture
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Chalk Painting Techniques Vaseline Distressed Furniture

Chalk Painting Techniques Vaseline Distressed Furniture. Do you remember the days when shabby chic pink and white decor was all the fashion? I do, but I forgot how much I love the look and working on this project and seeing the results reminded me how pretty the shabby chic pink and white can be.  Check out our Lily White and Peony Pink chalk paint colours in our range.  Or, simply purchase your own acrylic paint and add the fabulous Marilyn’s Chalk Paint Powder to make a super smooth, velvety thick, super adhesive chalk paint.

This Tutorial, the piece I choose for the makeover is perfect for layered paint. Look at all those gorgeous details.

Chalk Painting Techniques Vaseline Distressed Furniture

I bought the small bedside table for $10 dollars. The peeling veneer and missing hardware didn’t scare me off at all. I knew at first sight that it would be a shabby chic stunner.

The beautiful decorative detail on the vanity door was still intact. Win-Win. Usually the wood appliques are in pieces. The knobs I decided on for the makeover were salvaged from an old piece I painted earlier in the year. The knobs work well because they don’t over shadow the pretty wood details.

Chalk Painting Techniques Vaseline Distressed Furniture – The technique of using petroleum jelly (Vaseline) as a paint resist has been around for a while but I haven’t tried it until now. I’ve read several posts about it and have seen some beautiful results.

This is what I did….

I rubbed a little Vaseline on the cedar chest in strategic areas after my second coat of pink Chalk Paint was dry (yes,I applied two coats of Chalk Paint to give a really good rich colour).  I then put on a pair of gloves, so my hands wouldn’t be icky and I applied thin swipes of Vaseline here and there, wherever I wanted the pink exposed – using the same technique of thinking ‘where would the normal wear and tear on the chest normally be?’

After I applied the vaseline, I painted a top coat on my wee chest with Marilyn’s Lily Chalk Paint.

When the Lily paint was dry I took a damp rag and wiped it down. The areas where the Vaseline was applied rubbed off pretty easily, leaving the glorious pink shade to shine through.

I then used sandpaper to lightly distress a few area to allow the original timber to shine through as well, this is a personal option.

I went through the same process with the top…..damp rag…..rub all over…..paint comes off.

Chalk Paint Vaseling Distressed Furniture

If you are a little hesitant to attack this distressing method on a piece of furniture, practice on a sample piece of wood first so you know exactly what to expect.

Ciao for now, Sheridan

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