This is the second piece of furniture I'm using ASCP with. I'm finding that it is not for a fine finished perfectly painted/covered kind of look, because the brush strokes remain even after 2nd coat and become more pronounced with waxing which I'm doing in a totally guessing kind of way, not knowing if I'm doing it right. It turned out I was not using enough wax when I called my stockist to ask, and even when I tried to add a bit more all the warnings about using 'just a tiny bit' stuck and maybe it is ok, not sure until 'where and tear' tell. Also, it does give a rustic kind of look because of its matte finish and very dry texture which makes painting furniture easier knowing it is not perfect and so the pressure for perfection is totally off! LOL love that! and distressing becomes fun, an artform. I distressed it just a tiny bit and lo and behold it looks like an old wall unit kinda thing but nicer in white.
Here are the pics. I'm really liking the Whitening results, if not the process, but slowly the house is brightening up and the housemate says it looks larger. White does that. Cools it down too which is important for me right now especially in Florida.
This picture is before the walls were painted Off White and before the border was taken down.
The walls were painted and everything taken off this piece to be painted. I did not have the stomach or the patience to do the inside. I did the inside of the doors however, but the inside may never see paint. This is not my furniture and I'm not interested in it, but the owner of this says it looks much better now, much!
I painted the brown trim on the fish tank with Martha Stewarts "Golden Pearl" from Home Depot.
In my world, everything man made is only a backdrop for Nature's beauty. I have cut some wild plumosa fern and put into a very tall apothecary jar, and these last for months! I love the magical forest feel they give!
I brought back inside the copper glitter branches which stay up all year because I love them so much.....and lit a few candles to be ready for Thanksgiving Dinner. It looked very peaceful and nice.
And the Pine Cones....I love them :D:D:D
before I had grapes up there for my "Tuscan" kitchen.......but I had already begun tearing off the border here......and its blurry, sorry
The fireplace and mantle.....I love the plumosa fern spreading all over it so wild and beautiful !
But I always prefer no electric lighting unless its fairy lights and candles....
on the left you can see the IKEA Cabinet I just painted and the TV on top is covered! with some lace.
Something from my heart to yours
Have a blessed and grateful day!
- Lady of the Woods
- "Where better to care for the soul than in the details of our daily lives?....The soul has an absolute, unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment. It requires them like the body needs food and the mind needs thought... An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sense of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant." ~ Thomas Moore.