Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Watered Down

My first little sample pot of ASCP was Versailles.  I mentioned in my post about the cabinet I painted that I filled the paint pot back up with the water I was dipping the paint brush in.  I made sure I got all the pigment that was at the bottom of my water cup thinking somehow I was getting more paint for my money.

This bright idea of mine did something to the paint.  I painted two coats on a shelf with the Versailles and then sanded it for a slightly distressed look.  When I started to wax it, the paint wiped off with the wax.  Taking if from slightly distressed to a whole different level of distressed!

This is how it came out.
I was freaking out because it really was not the look I was going for.  But I didn't want to paint it again.  I just kept going with the clear wax, added a coat of dark wax and brought it in to sell at the consignment shop.  The owner thought it was great and it sold a few weeks later.  Go figure!

Linking to:
Primitive & Proper
Under The Table and Dreaming
Liz Marie Blog
Embracing Change
Beyond the Picket Fence


  1. it still worked out- it has a really cool rustic look!

  2. ah...over from Beyond The Picket Fence party, and yes I see what you mean. I'm painting 7 pieces of furniture using ASCP so it was good to know what happens when water is added which was my plan when I ran a bit low. Thanks for this and yes it did come out pretty anyway! lady

  3. Looks pretty! The variations on the piece make it unique!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change


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