Big Blue

By Courtney Cole, Owner at Twig & Thyme Design in Sterling, VA.

“Big Blue” as I like to call her, is bright & bold in her custom 50/50 mix of General Finishes Coastal and Klein Blue paired with rich Antique Walnut Gel Stain. She was thoroughly cleaned and sanded before we began hand painting her in smooth even strokes for as flawless of a finish as we could get. Once 3 layers of paint were on, we used General Finishes Glaze Effects in Van Dyke Brown over her entire body doing a pinstripe technique on the details and then sealed her in High Performance Top Coat. Her legs and interior side cubbies received three coats of Antique Walnut Gel Stain and were sealed in layers of Arm-R-Seal. To top off her look we polished up her gorgeous golden hardware!

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesCoastal Love

Color Recipe

  • 1 part Klein Blue
  • 1 part Coastal Blue

Products Used

  • General Finishes Milk Paint Coastal Blue
  • General Finishes Milk Paint Klein Blue
  • General Finishes Glaze Effects Van Dyke Brown
  • General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Satin
  • General Finishes High Performance Top Coat Flat

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