A recent family get together provided me with this lovely little piece. It has apparently been in the family for some years, but has spent some years stored in a garage, as nobody wanted it in their home. Knowing what we do, along with the desire to make much needed space in their garage, it has been donated to me.
Lucky me! I decided to give it a more grunge look, as I am planning to have it in my hall. Hope you like it?
How I got this look
*Gave it a good scrub using a sponge and sugar soap.
*Painted the whole thing in primer.
*The top: Using Autentico Dark Brown, I washed over it with a cloth, followed by clear then dark wax.
*The legs: One coat of Autentico After Rain followed by clear then some dark wax.
Bye for now
We are so excited and would love to tell you everything, but can't quite say just yet!
I can tell you that is has been an amazing journey so far, and we are just about to expand. We will be moving to our new premises just as soon as it is ready.
Get the Chippy look!
Hi There. As promised, a quick step by step, showing one of the techniques we use at Style & Salvaged, to create the old chipped paint look. We love this grungy aged chippy paint look, and have discovered a really easy way to achieve it which we are happy to share with you. Hope you are going to have a go.
We love to use a few different methods to achieve this look, like layering, dry brushing, sanding, Vaseline, masking tape and many more, but this method is the 'cheats' way and by far the easiest and quickest. (one colour chipping effect)
What you will need:
A dust sheet (can get messy when the paint is chipping)
A piece of furniture to paint ( try it on something small to start with)
Autentico Vintage Chalk Paint
Autentico Clear wax
Waxing cloth or brush
Sticky tape (sellotape, masking tape or insulation tape work well)
Medium grit sand paper
How to do it:
1-Give your chosen piece a good scrub using Sugar Soap . This is like an exfolient, and gets rid of any dirt and grease. You don't need to go too mad, as you are aiming for a very rustic and organic look anyway.
2- Once dried you are ready to paint. Chipped effect looks even better when you have different colours coming through, which you need to layer. Remember though, to save time and elbow grease, You don't need to paint the whole piece with all of the colours. (apart from top coat, which you do 2 coats roughly). Just do patches, then when you sand off through your final full piece coat, it will reveal the many colours you've used.
3- For the purpose of this tutorial, only one colour was used. (still looks fab don't you think?), and is sooo quick and easy to do.
4- Paint your piece in a hap hazard way, using a bristly or natural bristle brush (this will give a rougher finish and more texture). For this one colour technique, you don't even need to ensure full coverage. I put it on here quite thick and miss bits that I think I may want to chip off anyway.
5-Once paint dry, wrap sticky tape around my fingers (sticky side outwards). Pressing your sticky taped fingers to the piece firmly, hold for a few seconds, then rip it off. Love this bit, as it works a bit like waxing, and strips the paint. Repeat this process over and over randomly, until you get the desired effect. You will need to use fresh sticky tape every few strips. The first strip with fresh sticky tape will obviously remove the most paint, but it is nice to continue, as it then strips in decreasing intensity making it look more like genuine aged chipped paint. You can also give it a rub over with some medium grit sand paper.
6- Once you have achieved the level of chippyness that you are happy with, you are now ready to wax.
7- Voila! Your chipped masterpiece is complete.
Hope you liked our Cheats Chippy Paint Technique? Please feel free to leave comments, share, or show us photos of how yours have turned out. See you soon
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Here are just a few of the designs. We would love to know what you think. x
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