Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My First BIG ASCP Project

I received some ASCP for Christmas...no wax just the paint. Anyway, I'm a glazer so I just figured I'd glaze over the CP and forgo the expense of wax.  Let's just say that didn't really work out the way I had hoped.

 The paint sat until I found a Syroco mirror at the flea market. I gave it a coat of duck egg and really wanted that glazed/dark waxed look. The cheap Mom caved and off to buy wax I went. Not only did I buy both the clear and dark wax, I bought the brushes and a can of Louis Blue too. I splurged and it felt good!


The mirror was my practice project so I wouldn't screw up this beautiful piece I scored off CL. Practice makes perfect so they say.

I cleaned up the piece w/ TSP and sanded down the top to get it ready for some new Minwax Provincial stain. Then I mixed up some Paris Gray and Louis Blue because you know I love blue gray. It was so nice not to have to sand or prime.

I love the way it turned out and think it's my favorite piece to date. So, money well spent :)


I skimmed the pulls w/ Old White and left the original patina to peek through....LOVE!

                        

How's that for a little photo overload? 

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16 comments:

Terry Moore said...

Wow-we-wow! I love them both. I am working on a huge buffet too and I'll let you know how it turns out...you have inspired me to highlight mine too.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Gorgeous dresser! I caved too and bought the AS dark wax, I use the clear minwax though and make my own chalk paint, I do love the dark wax!

Carol

suzyq said...

Absolutely gorgeous - love how you outline the design in white on the dreser!
Beautiful job
XOX

hong kong property said...

that mirror turned out really nice and i love what you did with the pulls=)

Dee said...

Beautiful...Dee from My Painted Stuff

Terri said...

Love the mirror, it turned out great...but that dresser...yummmm! Don't you love ASCP?! I seriously have issues painting with anything else now...I do it, but when I go back to the chalk paint, I remember how much I love it!

Karen said...

wow it looks beautiful. The highlighting is so pretty No picture overload I enjoyed every one.

Susan - Uniquely Yours or Mine said...

What a beautiful job you did... just gorgeous! - Susan

Between Blue and Yellow said...

man, how I love those french pieces! You did a great job with the two tone colors. and that mirror is beautiful!

Peggy Bolyer said...

I love this piece and how you finished it. Believe me this wont be the last time you use ASCP. You did a fantastic job.

Sayuri said...

Wow, both are beautiful!!!
I love the handle with old white too.
Great job!!!

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

What a cool idea; paris gray and louis blue mixed! Don't you just love ASCP? It's absolutely my favorite!

Honey at 2805 said...

Oh my! They are both real beauties! I would be delighted for you to link it to Potpourri Friday, in progress and register for the $50 gift card from Shabby Apple!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a lovely job you did! I think the white accenting is so pretty and well done.

Stephanie said...

This turned out so GREAT - love it!!

Steph said...

It turned out beautiful! I am wondering though how all you wonderful blogger ladies paint the trim like that a different color? Cause without taping all the curviness, I'd be worried of getting the white all over the gray. Do you just have a SUPER steady hand to do it?? Let me know any advice on that, thanks!!
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