Sunday, March 31, 2013

A Whimsical Makeover: Just a bit of Graphite

I am not an "all-white, shabby" person. I do like a bit of color.

However, I always fear that painting in ASCP Graphite will be to dark. 

It never is...

I always still think it will be...

I need to get over that. :)

I chose to do a bit of Graphite this week on a manly night stand that I picked up at the Kane County Flea Market this month. I wanted a color that would match the hard lines of this piece. I was also a smidge worried about bleed through so I decided Graphite was my go-to color. 

Here is the finished product:

 After painting, I sealed the piece with clear wax and then used the dark wax as a glaze over the whole piece. Most times with Graphite, I skip the clear wax and go straight to dark. This time I chose not to. I think it turned out great.
Check out my Graphite review for my detailed thoughts on Graphite.

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7 comments:

  1. It turned out great and I love how the light distressing brings up the carvings!

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  2. I have not used this color yet.But love the results looks great on that piece!
    xx
    Anne

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  3. Graphite is an amazing color! It really elevates an ordinary piece. Your nightstand now looks really high end.
    Great job and thanks for sharing!

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  4. You wouldn't find this colour in my home as I'm edging towards white, white and more white, but in saying that, I think this piece is absolutely STUNNING! Love it!

    Judi in the UK

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  5. Very nice! I don't know if I've seen that color anywhere before...I like it!

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  6. love this and I have a funky piece to do....graphite I think will be the better choice but I also have Napolinic Blue...have you used yet

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