Heirloom Traditions Paint Challenge

Kaitlin Wall
by Kaitlin Wall
2 Materials
I was so excited when I found out I was selected to participate in this DIY challenge. I knew exactly what piece I would be making over with their paint. A french provincial nightstand I had just purchased for my daughter. I chose to use Aqueduct and their gel wax in clear.
To start I removed the hardware and cleaned it really well. I sanded the majority of the surfaces just so it would help the paint adhere better but with this kind of paint you do not have to sand.
I started with the top and made sure to have solid brush strokes in one direction. I used their Aqueduct color for the perfect teal.
Then I painted each side.
I added a second coat to the entire piece
Then I finished by sealing with their gel wax in clear. After letting the gel absorb into the paint I took an old white t-shirt and wiped the remaining gel off.
I finished it by adding a new knob pull. & I will be replacing the original drawer pulls as soon as I find some I love. I absolutely love the color and the way the wax gel was so easy to work with. Will be finishing her french provincial dresser with the left over paint soon!
Suggested materials:
  • Aqueduct Chalk Paint   (Heirloom Traditions Paint)
  • Clear Gel Wax   (Heirloom Traditions Paint)
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