It seems that wherever you look today whether it be on Instagram or Pinterest everyone is layering paint or dark waxing. I for one love this look and it can be used to create a faded French chateau style.
For once I remembered to save a before picture, I found this on eBay and luckily my bid was enough to win this beauty.
I achieved the finish using Made by Paint Chalk and Clay in Smoke as the base coat. I then dry brushed Made by Paint in Mink working small areas at a time. Before the mink had dried I quickly used a damp cloth and smudged the colours together. Don't be scared at this point!
I left more of the mink paint in the corners which emulates the dirt and grime which can get trapped in those areas.
I picked out the carvings with Made by Paint in Oyster which is a nice off white with earthy undertones.
The finishing touch was the Barleycorn Grecian Damask stencil which helped to fill the rather empty doors.
I clear waxed the chiffonier for added protection but guess what no dark wax! The layering of the two colours produces the same look as adding dark wax to your piece.
I hope to learn more of these techniques when I attend the residential course in England with Jonathon Marc Mendes in June. An opportunity too good to miss.