Amy Howard At Home Contributor, Leah Kendrick, shows us how to create an antique chippy accent table. Here is the process:
Step 1: Clean Slate!
Prep your surface with Clean Slate.
Step 2: Base Coat
Apply two coasts of Tick Tock One Step Paint.
Water down your Cracked Patina slightly and apply with a chip brush. TIP: The more it is watered down the smaller the cracks! Let it dry fully so it is not sticky to the touch.
Step 4: Apply Second Color
Apply your next color, Leah went with Indian Summer One Step Paint.
Step 5: Use Your Hands!
As the reaction begins to take place and cracks begin to form, use the palms of your hands to remove some of the top paint to reveal the color underneath. This is the key to your beautiful chippy finish.
Step 6: Sand
Lightly sand with 250 grit sandpaper and then 400 grit sandpaper until smooth to the touch.
Step 7: Drybrushing
Apply some dry brushing in Lilacs a Bloomin' One Step Paint for an extra touch.
Step 8: Seal
Seal with Mind Your Own Beeswax. Then add some Dust of Ages when the Beeswax has come to tack (about 10-15 minutes).
Step 9: Buff
Buff the piece with a clean lint-free cloth for a soft sheen after an hour.
Final Step: Enjoy The Bragging Rights!