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DIY Crusty, Gold Furniture Finish

DIY Crusty, Gold Furniture Finish

, by Gene Howard, 2 min reading time

 You will learn so much through this tutorial! Watch as Amy shows you how to create this crusty, gold furniture finish. Follow her steps below!


Shop One Step Paint - Amy used Luxe Grey and Frankly Scarlet

Shop Cracked Gesso

Shop Milk Paints - Amy used Amalfi Coast and Noir

Shop Antiquing Glaze

Shop Gilding

Shop Waxes

Paint Your Piece With Luxe Grey One Step Paint

Mix Up Your Cracked Gesso

You only want to make enough for your project. It is one part Gesso and one part water. We suggest straining this with cheese cloth.
Apply Your Gesso
Apply with an Artist Brush or Sponge Brush. Keep moving the brush around and load it up over the whole piece. Let it dry for 30 minutes. After it has dried, lightly sand with 220 grit sandpaper. Be sure to dust it after you sand. You want to do another coat if you want it that much more chippy.

Mix Your Milk Paints

Amy mixed 2 parts Amalfi Coast and 1 part Noir Milk Paint. Add your water - 1 part water and 1 part Milk Paint. Do not make this too thick! Continue agitating the paint and mixing as you are painting.

Paint With Your Milk Paint

Cover the entire piece with your Milk Paint mixture.

Antiquing Glaze

Apply your Antiquing Glaze with a sea sponge to your piece. Let it dry completely!

Time To Gild

Use Frankly Scarlet One Step Paint and roll it on to your piece with an artist brush to add detail. Then take your Gilding Size and dip your brush in, offload, and roll it on to your piece. Let your size come to tack. Lay your gold leaf down and burnish it. The more you burnish it the prettier your leaf will be! Burnish it by rubbing it with your hands. Take a chip brush and rub off the gold leaf. Take some steel wool to your piece to blend everything together.


Let your piece dry completely. Apply your Light Wax, Dark Wax, and Dust of Ages.


Enjoy The Bragging Rights!

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