Love the look of Carrara Marble? Create this beautiful finish on your countertops, floors, the tops of furniture, and more with Amy's tutorial!
Ballet White One Step Paint
Luxe Grey One Step Paint
Good Man is Hard to Find One Step Paint
1. Start with Ballet White as your base. Using a foam roller feather out the paint so you don't see any seams. You want to do about two coats.
2. Now we are going to create various mixtures for our scumble:
Mix one part Glazed Over, one part Ballet White, and one part water
Mix one part Glazed Over, one part Luxe Grey, and one part water
Mix one part Glazed Over, one part Good Man is Hard to Find, and one part water
Mix some of your Glazed Over/Luxe Grey/Water with your Glazed Over/Good Man/Water
You are creating three colors which will end up being your scumble.
3. Take your sea sponge (a sponge the size of the palm of your hand is ideal) with your Luxe Grey/Glazed Over/Water mixture. Start by taking your sponge and working in a 45 degree angle on your surface, from upper left to lower right. You want to be using a hit drag motion.
4. Take a lint-free rag and start blending your negative space. This is softening the Luxe Grey paint, use a patting motion. This will make it so you can't see what tool you used for your scumble. Let this dry for about 20 minutes.
5. Now it's time to incorporate your Good Man is Hard to Find/Glazed Over/Water mixture. Take your sponge and create your organic patterns, be sure to leave open areas. Make a pad using your lint-free rag and blend the edges of your pattern. Leave some patches darker than others.
6. Now it's time to take your Ballet White/Glazed Over/Water mixture. This will give you a sheerness. Take a foam brush and put your glaze completely over your scumble. Take a lint-free rag and pat your Ballet White glaze, make sure to pat organically.
7. It's time for some veining! When you are doing veining, you want your veins to be sheer. For this you will create a mixture of 3 parts water, 1 part paint, and 1 part glaze. Pour your mixture onto a plate so it's easy to load up your veining tool, a turkey feather! Load up your turkey feather and offload it onto another plate. You are going to follow the line of your scumble to create your veins, starting in the left going to the lower right. Continue creating organic lines with your feather. Be careful to not create squiggles.
8. Use your Chip Brush to tap some of your veins so they are not so pronounced. Let your veins dry.
9. Take your Ballet White/Glazed Over/Water Mixture and your foam brush, glaze most of your area. Leave some of your darker lines without glaze. Blend with a lint-free rag in areas you want darker.
10. Time to seal! You have so many options for this. You could use Bright Idea Lacquer for a shiny finish, you could seal with Matte Sealer then wax it. These will give you a stone like finish. Enjoy The Bragging Rights!
1. Clean your piece with Clean Slate, let it dry for 20 minutes.
2. Choose your color of One Step Paint and paint your piece. Apply thin coats of the paint for full coverage. Gene is using our Color Crush, Luxe Grey One Step Paint.
3. Take your Chip Brush and Light Wax, load up your brush and offload it onto cardboard. Apply the wax in various directions to avoid brushmarks. Once you have a full, even coat buff the piece with a lint-free rag. You don't want your piece to feel greasy.
4. Take a new Chip Brush and your Dark Wax, load up your brush and offload. It's time to embellish! Start feathering the Dark Wax around the edges of your piece. Organically work the wax around the piece, softening with your lint-free rag.
5. The next step in our aging process is using Dust of Ages! Using your Hog Hair brush, pat in the Dust of Ages around your piece. Buff your piece with a lint-free rag, staying away from places you want the aging to be intense.
6. Let your piece dry! The longer the better, 45 minutes - 2/3 hours is ideal. After letting it dry, you can go in and add a little more Dark Wax to various areas for an organic look.
Add beautiful detail to your furniture with our NEW Furniture Stencils! Watch as Amy takes Venetian Plaster and One Step Paint to create a beautiful raised look. Shop the products Amy used and follow along below...
Starting with a painted piece, follow these steps to create a gorgeous stenciled, raised design.
1. Start by mixing your Venetian Plaster and One Step Paint. Take your Venetian Plaster and add it to a bowl, add tap water to the bowl to create a mixture that's easily stirred but not too thin.
2. Next add 2 parts Bauhaus Buff One Step Paint and 4 parts Manor Gate One Step Paint. You can make any color you want using this process! Be sure to store this mixture in an airtight container, this mixture will be good for years stored in your DIY pantry. No need to refrigerate this mixture.
3. Position your stencil with masking tape to hold it in place.
4. Take your spreader and start working your plaster mixture onto your stencil. Do one pass working down then do another pass working from left to right - this way you won't have any holidays.
5. Remove your tape and carefully life up your stencil. Let your design dry for 45 minutes.
6. Take your Light Wax and round brush, apply the wax to your design to add depth and protection.
7. Take your Dark Wax, offload it, and feather it around the edges of your piece and the edges of the design. This will help bring out the outline and depth of the design.
1. If you're starting with raw wood you will want to stain it. Amy used English Walnut Gel Stain, apply it with the grain and liberally everywhere. Then lightly wipe it off with a lint free rag, be sure you don't have any streaks. Gel Stain will take about 30 minutes to dry on raw wood.
2. Now it's time for Cracked Gesso! Cracked Gesso is the key and allows us to get this gorgeous finish. You will want to mix the Gesso with water, you are looking for a consistency similar to thin sour cream or pancake batter. Amy took 2 hearty spoonfuls and mixed it with tap water. Be sure to stir the granules very well. The more cracks you want, the more Gesso you want to put on.
3. Apply your Gesso with a chip brush, going with the grain. Be sure to get the Gesso all over the piece. Lighten up your touch as you are going over the piece, this way you will avoid brush strokes. Allow this to dry for 30-40 minutes. Now sand your Gesso with 220 grit sandpaper before your next coat, sand with the grain. There will be residue coming up, this is what we want! Apply your second coat of Cracked Gesso, let it dry, and sand.
4. Time to mix your Milk Paint. You want this to be much thinner than your Gesso, we will do a 1:1 ratio of Milk Paint and water. The Milk Paint will be runny, this is perfect! Take your Chip Brush and apply the Milk Paint over your Cracked Gesso, 100% coverage. Let your Milk Paint dry.
5. Take your Antiquing Glaze and get two cups, one that is water and one that is Antiquing Glaze. Amy cut her Antiquing Glaze with a little bit of water for this project. Take your sea sponge and dip it in your water, then dip it in your Antiquing Glaze. Start pouncing your sponge on your piece and work in sections, work in organic sections. Wet the entire section with your Glaze. Put your sponge in your water to clean it, dip in the Antiquing Glaze and do another pass. Pat with a lint-free rag so you can see how the paint is being pulled. Add more glaze to areas where you want the paint to be pulled more.
6. If too much product came off when you were Antiquing, easily fix it with your Milk Paint! Use the side of your chip brush to re-apply. Let this dry for 15 minutes.
7. Take your Light Wax and Chip Brush, load up your brush and offload. Lightly apply the wax here and there. You do not want heavy coverage. Take your Dark Wax on a different brush, load it up and offload. Come around the edges of your piece and dust the wax then fan it into the center.
8. Sprinkle some Dust of Ages onto your piece and work it into the finish with a Chip Brush. Then buff it with a lint-free rag, in the same direction as how you painted and antiqued the piece.
Our new Color of the Month, Hunt and Polo, is here! This deep green would look gorgeous on kitchen cabinets, in a bathroom, on your front door, or on a piece of furniture. Watch as we paint a piece and add Glaze, the color completely transforms!
When you join our Color of the Month Club you receive a 32oz can of our NEW monthly color, FREE shipping, a 10% off coupon code, and training with an interior designer on how to use the color in your home. You will love it!
How to glaze with our Hunt and Polo One Step Paint:
1. Mix one part Gel Stain and one part water. You could use one part Gel Stain and one part Glazed Over if you want a longer open time. TIP: When Glazing, you are just adding a little color on top to allow the bottom color to show through.
2. You are going to want two brushes, your applicator and your finesser. We used a Chip Brush as the applicator and a Nylon Tapered Brush as the finesser.
3. Apply a very light coat of your Gel Stain mix with your Chip Brush to the piece. Make sure it's nice and even and you get all of the areas.
4. Take your finesser and start brushing out the stain. Then take a lint-free rag and start pouncing the piece. Use your finesser to pick up puddles down in the crevices. This is all adding a gorgeous texture.
We recommend pairing this color with Lakai Blue, Weybridge Classic, Spa White, and Vanderbilt Gray. If you decide to go with Ambala Blue for your cabinets, paint the inside of the cabinets with one of these complementary colors for a fun surprise!
Start by staining your piece with Gel Stain, Amy used English Walnut. Take a lint-free rag and wipe the stain after applying it. Let it dry for about 2 hours.
Then apply a layer of Cracked Gesso to your dried piece.
Mix up your custom Milk Paint color. We used 2 teaspoons of Scandinavian Grey, 2 teaspoons of Amalfi Coast, and 2 teaspoons of Noir Black. You want the mixture to be 1 part powder to 1 part water for a thin consistency.
Paint on your custom color, this is the darkest color you will use. Apply with a chip brush and remember to lay your piece flat.
Next is a layer of just Scandinavian Gray Milk Paint. Mix it with one part powder and one part water. Apply with a chip brush.
Next take Antiquing Glaze and apply with a sponge. Work at a 45 degree angle and work your way across the piece. You want to go for an organic look! We want to cover the entire piece in the glaze.
After you've covered the piece, clean your sponge in a water bath before dipping it in to the Antiquing Glaze. Allow the Antiquing Glaze to sit for a while so that it will allow you to lift the paint. After cleaning your sponge, take it and start working it over your piece again to start pulling the paint. Keep cleaning your sponge as it gets dirty with paint.
Once you've worn the piece to your liking, it's time to wax! Load up your Light Wax, offload it on to some cardboard. Then go over the piece in passes, try not to go over the whole piece.
Next take your Dark Wax and feather it over the edges and various areas. You do NOT want to put the Dark Wax over your whole piece.
Take your Dust of Ages and put it over the whole piece. Work it in with your hands once the Dark Wax and Light Wax have set or come to tack. Take a lint-free rag and buff the piece with the Dust of Ages on top.
Next we are going to repair the loose veneer. You can use wood glue or a quick dry gel glue. Be careful as you do this because you don't want the veneer to pop off. To get deep into the crevices you can use a razor blade or syringe. Tape down the parts where you've applied glue to apply pressure.
Next apply wood filler with a putty knife to the areas with chips. We like a putty knife because it helps with a smooth application. After that dries, you'll sand it with 220 grit sand paper. Repeat the process until the profile of the wood filler matches the trim of the piece.
Remove the tape once your glue is dry. Then take a lint-free rag and dust off the piece.
Now it's time to paint! Pick your favorite color from our One Step Paint line, paint the piece, and Enjoy The Bragging Rights!