Friday, May 23, 2014

Distressing With Layers!

It is very easy to give your project a distressed look using two different colors.  I am demonstrating this technique on a wood surface using Old Town Paints Chalk Style Finish Paint in Avocado and Antique White, I also used a WOOSTER Little Genius Brush and some 3M sandpaper for this project. 
The first thing that I did was painted the base color in Old Town Paints Avocado and let it dry,  Then I applied one coat of my top color Old Town Paints Antique White and let it dry.  
 Once the Paint had completely dried I started to distress it with sandpaper,  First I went around all of the edges and lightly sanded until you could see the Avocado showing through.  If your would like a more heavily distressed look then first sand along the grain of the wood back and forth, then sand against the grain in the same spot until I remove the desired amount of paint, and then just quickly sand along the grain of the wood again to smooth everything out!

 And, this is the finished project below!!!  You can see how distressing it lightly shows the Avocado Paint coming through the white, and you can see the spot where I heavily distressed it also!! 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Bringing life back into a junky old school desk..

 Here at Old Town Paints we wanted to revamp this old metal school desk, it was a little beat up and rusty but we knew it had potential!!  
After the desk was clean and the top was sanded I applied two coats of Old Town Paints!
Once the Paints had Dried I started the decoupage!
Once The decoupaged details dried I covered the whole desk with a coat of Old Town Paints Clear Matte Finish!!  You can even use the top as a chalk board!!  

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Quick and Easy Mothers Day Gift Using Old Town Paints!!

Want to give your Mother a special hand made Mothers Day gift this year??  Check out these sweet plaques made by doing a photo transfer with Old Town Paints!!

Here is how we did it!!!

For more information and detailed instruction on how to do a photo transfer using Old Town Paints CLICK HERE!