I thought that over the summer I would share a few favorite Color Combos. These combos always soar and play off well with each other. The first combo I’m sharing is Annie Sloan French Linen with Gold Highlights.
My go-to gold was always Martha Stewart Antique Gold until, after about 5 years, my little pot finally ran out! It is no longer sold – frustrating! However, this ended up being a good thing. I was forced to look around and found two fantastic products – Royal Stencil Creme and Cire a Dorer Gold Gilding Wax. At the end of the post is my tutorial on how to apply the Gold Gilding Wax. I am a huge fan of both products.
These are a few of my favorite pieces in this gorgeous color combo:
The Davis Chest in French Linen and Gold
The French Linen and Gold Sideboard
I told you – this combo is always beautiful! Here is the video on the Gilding Wax – enjoy!
Thank you so much for your tutorials. I am learning so much!
Hi Jean – you are welcome and thanks!
What a great idea! I just painted something yesterday in that color and it was looking a little boring, and I was disappointed and even thinking of repainting. But I’m going to try a little gold and see if that’s the kick it needs! Thanks! ?
Hi Laurie, glad you like it! i have a few other good combos to share soon! Yes, try the gold on the gray – it really is the perfect combo!
You are always able to get an ugly duckling with great bones and turn her into a swan. I wich I was half a good as you in painting transformations. Thanks for sharing.
That is so sweet! Thanks, Ivory! You are too kind!
These pieces are so so beautiful! Some of the prettiest I’ve seen ANYWHERE! Would you please tell me how you achieve such a smooth finish? I love chalk paint but ALWAYS have brush marks, even when I sand……..again, so beautiful 🙂
Hi Constance, thank you so much! I apply the paint in one direction for the first coat, sand it lightly with 400 grit, and then reapply the second coat in the opposite direction and sand. I keep doing this until it is covered to my liking. I also apply the wax sparingly and really buff it in after it has dried for a day. Cheers!
Love all your ideas and posts. Thank you. With the gliding wax, do you need to allow it to dry then buff it or do you just let it dry and leave it? Thanks again.