Don’t you just love when you find an unexpected cute little treasure? On a Saturday while out buying supplies we decided to stop at a little flea market nearby. Sometimes those spur of the moment stops turn out to be some of my favorite treasured finds. We spotted this cute little replica of a Milking Stool. Knowing that I had a sample package of Country Chic Paint on the way, I thought it would be the perfect little project.
My sample packaged arrived and it was time to begin the transformation. I chose the All-In-One Country Chic Paint, which is clay based, in the color of Vanilla Frosting. Sounds delicious doesn’t it? It is quickly becoming my favorite go to for white. It is an Eco-friendly paint and it really does have low VOC, it was pretty much odorless.
This little stool didn’t require much in the way of prep work. I gave it a good cleaning with vinegar and water. Then decided that with the shiny finish it had maybe I should scuff it up a bit just in case, but then decide that since the paint says little to no prep work (although we know that most all pieces has some prep work) I only used the sand paper in a few spots to check the adhesive ability of the paint. I then cleaned again with water to get all the dust off. Let it dry and gave it the first coat.
Second coat was added and I was already loving the paint! It went on smooth and easy to use and was covering great. Oh and I absolutely fell in love with the brush that was in my sample package! Everyone needs this paint brush in their life!
The paint dries to a durable, matte finish but can easily be distressed to create a perfect vintage charm look. I distressed it using a damp rag, you can’t get much easier than that. No sanding dust, no mess to clean up.
I let it sit for a few days because I couldn’t decide if I was going to try the wax, glaze or just leave it as it was. It was fine as is without any of the finishing products. But in the end, I did decide to use the Natural and Antiquing Wax on it. I was pleasant surprised because unlike other waxes this had no harsh odor. It doesn’t contain any mineral solvents and is made from beeswax and other natural waxes and oils.
Loved how the wax warmed it up a bit and made it look a little more vintage charm in the groves and details.
As you already know, by my blog post earlier in the week, I will soon be selling Country Chic Paint and can't wait to get it on the shelf. Speaking of getting it on the shelf, that is bringing with it a new surprise. Yes, I have a secret, that I can't wait to share with you, but for now I am just going to leave you hanging, with a teaser.
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