Ornate Antique Detailing

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Mary from Orphans With Makeup used Texture Powder, Chocolate Tart, and Vanilla Frosting to give this antique sewing cabinet a gorgeous, unique stenciled finish. Come read all about the transformation!
It’s Mary from Orphans With Makeup and so happy to be guest posting today and sharing my sewing machine cabinet transformation and how I enhanced it with Texture Powder.
I decided to try it on an old antique sewing cabinet and do a raised stencil effect on the front door cabinet and both sides.
Here is the end result.
Here is a close-up.
What a great way to make your furniture pieces unique.
The first step I did was paint my cabinet with two coats of Vanilla Frosting.
Once the paint dried, I mixed the Texture Powder with Chocolate Tart paint. I started mixing up the two with a 50:50 ratio, but added a little bit more of the Texture Powder to get the right consistency.
I stirred until I had a smooth paste.
With my stencil firmly in place, I then applied the brown paste with a scraper over the stencil. It is best if you can lie your piece down.
After you apply the paste, remove and clean your stencil right way. You may have to work in sections, depending on how big your piece is.
When I removed the stencil, I noticed that it had smeared a bit, but don’t worry, once it is covered with paint and distressed, you won’t notice so much.
I would say it is best to leave the paste to harden overnight. Once it dried, I applied another coat of Vanilla Frosting paint with the Oval Paint Brush. One quick coat did the trick.
After the last coat of painted dried, I then distressed over the raised detail to bring out the pattern.
Oh, and while I was at it, I mixed up a small batch with just water and patched up some holes in my walls.
Have a great day,

Suggested materials:

  • Texture Powder   (Country Chic Paint)
  • Chocolate Tart   (Country Chic Paint)
  • Vanilla Frosting   (Country Chic Paint)
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  • Divababiexoxo Divababiexoxo on Jan 26, 2018
    This is really pretty. Cool idea about using a stecil. I was wondering Howe you got the design to be raised. Great job!

  • Mari Mari on Jan 29, 2018
    Could you have used joint compound instead of the textured powder?

  • Christi Ortlieb Tolson Christi Ortlieb Tolson on Feb 04, 2018
    Love this!!! Looks amazing!!! Can you tell me/us what the difference is be texture powder and like baby powder or baking soda.... essentialally it just thickens the paint to make stencil raised right? I did find the powder on Amazon! Just curious tks


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