Donna McCrummen
Donna McCrummen
  • Hometalker
  • Bernardsville, NJ
Asked on Feb 4, 2012

Thank you Cassie B........

Karen GainesMary KerNovo Decor Co.


for the color inspiration (I'm a copy cat) on this piece I just finished. I stripped the top - stained it with Minwax Provincial - painted 2 coats of Duck Egg ASCP - then I sanded to distress and smooth out any brush strokes. I mixed Howard's Feed and Wax with the Provincial stain and brushed it on applying a lot - I wiped it some and let it dry overnight then gave it a good buff. You like?
Credit to the lady (wish I could remember her name) who's blog gave me the idea of mixing wax with stain. What a great time saver.
12 answers
  • Cassie B
    on Feb 4, 2012

    oh wow! it was my blog post you saw, so just wanted to say thank you! :) so glad it inspired you- your piece looks amazing!!!

  • I so admire this style! You did a wonderful job and I like the color.

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Feb 5, 2012

    Thank you Cassie! I love reading all the blogs about furniture painting. Mixing the wax and stain is a brilliant idea it worked out great. One less step. I'm having trouble with the texture of AS wax. It's so thick but Howard's is so thin. Do you think it's a good idea to mix the two? I was thinking Howard's and AS dark mixed to a nice workable soft paste. I prefer the way wax looks over poly. I ordered Briwax I'll try that one too.

    on Feb 5, 2012


  • Evelyn R
    on Apr 3, 2012

    Shabby ... what was it in it's past life?

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Apr 3, 2012

    @Evelyn, URG I am usually so anxious to get started I forget to take before pics. It was a buffet - dark wood. I just gave her a facelift. @Monika, where are you located in MD? I do workshops - I'm hoping to be in the DC area sometime in May or early June. Or you can host one in your home. Email me for info.

  • Sherry R
    on Jun 25, 2012

    I love this piece. One of my absolute favorites. Thanks for sharing I want to know the brand of paint- Duck Egg ASCP!! Where can I find that color? Perfect-You did awesome job!! A++++

  • The Space Between
    on Jul 8, 2012

    This came out so, so great! That Cassie is amazing, such a great resource for inspiration of all kind. I'm sharing this on the hometalk pin board.

  • Novo Decor Co.
    on Aug 23, 2014

    What's duck egg ASCP? I am a rookie

  • Mary Ker
    on Jun 9, 2015

    I wanted to know about duck egg ascp, too.

  • Karen Gaines
    on Nov 22, 2015

    ASCP=Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It's a special brand of chalk paint. Duck Egg, I'm assuming, is the texture and/or color of paint. Someone correct me if I'm wrong please.

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