Friday again. Didn't realize until this morning it 's Memorial Day weekend. Time flies!
Here's the progress I've made on the painted pottery piece from Wednesday's post. I'm still working on the aging, but I do like it a lot better white than red.
Here's a picture of the before, in its original red state.
Step one, I painted the whole thing black and then, step two, I painted the outside white, but left the inside black.
Step three, after the white paint dried I used Annie Sloan's clear wax on the whole piece and let it dry a little. Step four, working in sections I rubbed on small doses of Annie Sloan's dark wax with a rag and then quickly wiped most of it off trying to leave darker areas in the decorative parts.
Finally, step five, to give the pottery a little bit of shine I buffed the wax a little with some old, cut up T-shirts.
Still not the final look I'm after, but I'm going to research aging techniques this weekend. Amy Howard Paints has an "aging dust" that I think might do a better job of aging the crevices. The nearest shop that carries the dust is down in McKinney, which is my favorite shopping town anyway. If I have to make a trip down it won't bother me one little bit.
For now, I'm joining Amy at Love Made My Home for Five On Friday. Hope you'll have time this weekend to check out the other posts there.
Thanks for dropping by!