Thanks so much to all of you who left comments on my Mom’s kitchen makeover! It was fun to read each one and I’ll be replying to each of you soon.
Today I want to share a bit more with you about the paint line I am carrying – Paint Couture! – yes that exclamation point is part of their name. I love that they used Couture as part of the name and it’s so fun that I get to carry and use this paint – it goes so well with Sew a Fine Seam. I have used the term couture for my sewing tutorials – couture snippets.
Today I’m talking about the Paint Couture! glaze that is part of the Paint Couture! line. I’ve never enjoyed the process of a wax finish. While I like the end result, the work involved in arriving at that end result is less than pleasant to me and I always dreaded it.
Instead of a wax finish Paint Couture offers some totally amazing glazes and lacquer. When my hubby heard me say that they had lacquer he was won over to me carrying this line of paint. My journey into the world of selling paint has been a bit rocky and filled with drama. When the first one I invested in didn’t work out due to some unforeseen issues, my hubby wasn’t too keen on me jumping on-board with another. We are still struggling to recoup the losses we had to deal with on the first one but we are doing our best to get as much as possible in stock. The more I use this stuff the more in love I am.
I started this project using some milk paint that was leftover from another project. You can see in the before here that the wood airplane was rather orange-y and shiny. I applied the milk paint, Flow Blue MMSMP, and I liked how it was looking but I didn’t have enough paint to finish it and I didn’t want to mix up more.
The project sat for awhile in its unfinished state, till one day I was working on some other stuff at the shop and my 9yo was with me. She wanted to paint something so I gave her a sample jar of Paint Couture in a light blue (I can’t remember the color name) and she painted it for me.
When the paint was dry ( I don’t think I waited the recommended amount of dry time because I’m rather good at not listening to the rules) (it worked this time but I wouldn’t recommend it for a piece that you really wanted to turn out great – I wasn’t too concerned about this one, I figured I just roll with it)
I used Paint Couture! glaze in the color zinc.
Applying glaze is so easy. Glaze goes on – glaze comes off. While I sometimes use the light glazes and brush them on lightly and then don’t wipe it back off, with the dark glazes I put it on and then wipe it off till it has the look I want. In this case I just played till I loved the look.
Paint Couture glazes have a lot of open time (that means they don’t dry too fast and you have time to work with them and get the look you want) so you can cover larger areas and then wipe it off. If you wipe off more than you want you just add a bit more.
The zinc glaze gave the light blue a weathered, aged look, and created lots of interest and detail. I think this would be so cute hanging in a little boy’s room.
Glazes can act as the final finish on pieces that won’t get a lot of wear and tear. On this piece I called it finished with just the glaze. If it were a table or cabinets that would get a lot of use I would have added 2 or 3 coats of lacquer. I’ll talk more about lacquers in their own post, but just know that they are amazing too. And so easy to use – you just need a few instructions first 🙂
The glazes come in lots of colors and I can’t get enough of them. I want to glaze everything I see. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would want to be a faux finisher but I’m getting a hankering to makeover someones kitchen cabinets. The high end look you can give tired old kitchen cabinets, for a fraction of the cost of a new kitchen, is amazing.
OK, enough for now – I think you get the picture that I love the PC glazes 😀
This week is the yearly kid’s clothing/garage sale a friend and I have every spring. There will be over 60 families bringing their kid’s outgrown clothes, toys, books, baby items and household stuff to sell at one location. My friend and I set up, run the sale, and clean up. Everyone drops off their own stuff and hangs it on racks we have set up for them, and then they pick up their leftovers. Most of them pick up but there are a few who donate stuff and there is always some stuff left behind. My friend and I get the leftovers all bagged up and delivered to the donate locations – it’s a big job but it’s fun and we make some extra cash at it! So if I’m a bit MIA again this week – that’s why.
The monthly Project Challenge is coming up this Friday too! And I plan to have a post up as part of that so come check it out – our category this month is furniture. I had hopes of finishing up a very large project to use but I have a couple that are already finished and the photos are all edited and waiting in the wings so it will probably be one of those.
Have a wonderful week and if you are local come on over to our sale!