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Learn this out-of-the-box paint finish and unique techniques to add texture and interest to your furniture and decor.

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Time: 2 Hours Cost: $35 Difficulty: Easy
Be sure to got to my website to watch the online video to see how I created this finish. Sometimes it's just easier to watch a video, right? ;)
Start by thoughouly cleaning and degreasing your project piece removing any dirt or grime.
I applied the IOD decorative detailing using thier resin moulds (Prima Marketing Inc) simply brush moulds with corn starch then fill with paperclay. Smoothe the backs of detail flat then simply pop them out of the moulds. I applied Gorilla Glue to the detailing to attch them.
Let dry
Paint products I used are Diy Paint from Debis Design Diary, Mermaid Tail and Fancy Farm Girl
pour one straight line of each color right beside each other in a plate, load a chip brush so that half of brush is covered in each color
begin applying paint in single swipes, not overworking or over blending the colors too much. Let dry
With regular clear wax, use a cheese grater to grate off chunks of the wax.
Press chunks onto the piece so that it slightly sticks to the surface.
shhhhh! nobody tell my secret ingredient to use to crackle! Yep, just good ole elmers glue! apply very thin inconsistent applications randomly over the entire piece. Then immediately apply the next layer of paint while glue is wet
Cover the entire piece covering up the layers of glue and chunks of wax. Let dry completely.
Ooooo! I really love this part! Using a putty knife gently flake away all those chunks of wax so that all the under layers of color will pop through!
Nect cover entire piece with Clear Patina from the DIY Paint line to seal.
lastly you can apply glazes or waxes of your choice! I used clear wax mixed with dark wax from DIY Paint line to achieve this final aging look!
Notice I added copper to the decorative detailing and handle to help match the inside of the stand to the copper tin!
see full demo of this entire look in my online video!

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Materials used for this project:

  • Diy Paint Products   (https://diypaint.co/?aff=17)
  • IOD Moulds   (http://amzn.to/2l6vR5I)
  • Finnabair paste   (http://amzn.to/2rkDe8p)

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  • Sandrahicks1955
    on Jun 17, 2017

    do you know what the stand was originally used for? I have one very similar with small hooks on inside of door that I got from grandparents. Very nice job; I love shabby! Sandra

    • Girl UPcycled Studio
      Girl UPcycled Studio Zanesville, OH
      on Jun 19, 2017

      Hi Sandra yes this is a smokers stand or also known back in the day as a Humidor and yes there are also little hooks inside the door of mine too-arent they the cutest??

  • Sandrahicks1955
    on Jun 20, 2017

    Thanks so much for the info.

  • Greg
    Greg South Africa
    on Jun 21, 2017

    Hi Sandra, splendid! Can you provide met with a price for the resin moulds? I am in South Africa. My email g.schubotz@gmail.com

    • Carrie Cervantes
      Carrie Cervantes Dimondale, MI
      on Jun 21, 2017

      they are about $11.00/mould, depending on what you buy. IOD has a website

  • Edithkr
    on Jun 21, 2017

    I have a piece almost exactly like this. I unfortunately did not know what I was doing and painted it with black latex paint. I would like to strip it and refinish it but do not know how. It is a little sewing cabinet. May have to take it to a refinishing professional.

    • Francesca
      Francesca San Jose, CA
      on Jun 21, 2017

      Hi, no you don't have to take it to a professional if you'd rather not. You can buy paint strippers from somewhere like Home Depot. Citristrip is non toxic so you could even use it indoors. I'd recommend that once you've painted on Citristrip rather generously that you cover it with cling wrap and leave it for several hours. Then, using a scraper you should be able to remove the paint fairly easily. Once that's done, after a wipe over with a damp cloth and dried, you can sand to get a smooth new surface. Good luck!

  • Tdtigger2
    on Jun 21, 2017

    You can use wax crayons to. I used a lighter to soften it up some so chunks will come off. You can let it drip where you want it or scribble it. It's fun and can add another hint of color if you want. Lightly crape those spots.

    • Girl UPcycled Studio
      Girl UPcycled Studio Zanesville, OH
      on Jun 21, 2017

      You could just remember you will have the added colors which I agree could be fun!

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