One of our customers, Carol, shared this absolutely stunning project she completed using Anne Sloan Chalk Paint. Here’s the before:
Love the little detail on top.
Carol really wanted to lighten this piece up. Since it was so large it was making the room seem dark and cramped. She chose Versailles as her base coat. To add dimension and character she wanted to do a wash of white over the mossy green. We suggested using a product called Scumble from Artisan Enhancements. Scumble is a tintable glaze that creates a washed look. You can easily tint it with any color of Chalk Paint. It’s a great way to tone down bright colors (try white over Florence), or to create an antiqued look use Coco or French Linen over any color. Really anything! A customer the other day tried a Duck Egg wash over Old White, and it came out beautifully!
Carol mixed Old White into Scumble using a 5:1 ratio (5 parts Scumble, 1 part Old White) and brushed it all over the piece. She wiped back where it was too white to let more of the Versailles through. That’s the great thing about Scumble, you have up to an hour to play with it to get your effect just right. If it starts to dry too fast just spritz it with some water and it will reconstitute. Doesn’t get any better than that!
Here’s her finished product:
She brushed a little more Old White onto the carved detail on top to make it pop. We’re so inspired by this transformation and color combo that we can’t wait to try it on something!
What will you paint today?