Corner Cabinet painted with CeCe Caldwell Paint Info
Topics being covered
- Using CeCe Caldwell's Eco friendly paints for the first time.
- Layer different colors of paint.
- Distressing paint to give an antique finish.
- Dry brushing techniques.
- How to use clear and dark wax to protect furniture.
- CeCe Caldwell Natural Chalk & Clay Paint
- Purdy paint brushs
- Dewalt 1/4 sheet palm sander
- #80 and #120 Sandpaper
- Dark and Clear Wax
- New Hardware
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How to paint furniture using CeCe Caldwell's Eco Friendly Natural Chalk
& Clay Paint to give your furniture that antique finish. This weeks
project is painting an Antique Corner Cabinet using CeCe Caldwell's
Chalk & Clay Paint for the first time. The paint was really easy to
use and I enjoyed doing this project! Continue reading down below :)
So for this weeks project I am painting this old antique corner cabinet using CeCe Caldwell's Chalk and Clay paint. This will be my first time using these paints so I am pretty excited to see how they perform. I have several colors to choose from and I have somewhat of an idea how I want this piece to look. The overall look I will be wanting to achieve is old and distressed.
I began putting the first layers on and I am very impressed how easily this paint covers. It goes on very smooth and dries very quickly. I am starting off by painting all the main colors first and then I will begin with the secondary and trim colors next. I then proceeded to use the dry brushing technique which is very simple to do and really will give a piece of furniture some texture. I always water the paint down when dry brushing. I think it makes the process easier.
I finished up with all the painting and now it was time to distress. This was the first time distressing this paint so I was curious to see if it was as simple as I heard. In no time, I could tell that this CeCe Caldwell paint was much easier to distress than a normal acrylic latex paint. I used a #150 grit sandpaper and just went to town sanding. I was even able to use a wet rag to do a little bit of the distressing.
With the paint being to come off so easy I definitely needed to protect it. I would be using waxes for the first time and was excited to see how it was going to turn out. Come to find out waxing is super simple and will give the piece an awesome look.