What a week of graduations and end of year celebrations! I am itching to get started on my Griege Cabinet but this week has not cooperated. Instead of sharing a new project, I shall have to share this post from the spring of 2014. It’s all about layering with General Finishes milk paint. It was a fun piece to work on and I learned a lot while experimenting!
Who says you can’t layer with milk paint? Actually, I did. At least I used to think it. However, I have proved my theory wrong and have layered and waxed and glazed away on my latest piece, the French Basil Dresser.
This is a gorgeous piece of furniture made by Drexel Heritage. It has curves and charm galore and gorgeous hardware. However, it was not in good shape.
A lot went into this piece! Here goes folks!
I first applied a coat of General Finishes Antique White. I then allowed that to dry and applied two coats of GF Basil. After sanding back and distressing, I used a clear wax (Annie Sloan) because I wanted to deepen the hue. However, it still wasn’t quite right. I went for the General Finishes Winter White glaze to add some more dimension. After using a cloth to wipe it back and allowing it to dry, I again sanded to distress. This allowed the wood to pop through. After refinishing the top, I applied General Finishes Gel Stain for a fantastic finish.
Layers upon layers of goodness!