College is always a good excuse for a new desk, or furniture for that matter! Everyone wants the perfect dorm room or apartment! With school approaching, I was contacted by a young lady who is beginning her freshman year at Texas Christian University, home of the Horned Frogs. They love their PURPLE, and so it is only fitting that this desk was painted in CeCeCaldwell‘s New Orleans Purple!
I hope everyone has a wonderful start to their school year, whether you are attending or your children are starting back up! Make it a great year!
Allison and I met at our very first CeCe Caldwell’s retailer training in Waco, TX and became instant friends! She was most recently my roommate at Blissdom, and I can’t wait to see her again at Haven 2013 in August!
So, without further ado.. check out Allison’s awesome and easy tutorial on how she mixes Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paints here.
Last week I posted my tutorial on CeCe Caldwell’s Aging Dust and had a few questions on how to create a similar aged look using CeCe Caldwell’s Satin Finish. Well, here is a dresser I aged using this technique.
1. After painting and distressing (I use baby wipes) put on a coat of CeCe Caldwell’s Satin Finish using a foam brush.
2. Pour a small amount of clear glaze in a plastic cup or bowl. Using a little Virginia Chestnut tint the glaze. I like to drizzle just a little in and stir. I do this until I get a tea stain color.
3. Dip the tip of a soft brush in the tinted glaze. Brush off on a paper plate or brown paper until your brush is almost dry. Now dry brush on your piece of furniture moving with and against the grain working in sections. Always finish moving the brush with the grain.