Marble has been used for centuries for different applications around the home but can be costly. You can have the look of ancient Rome in your home for a fraction of the cost. This jewelry armoire was first stripped down, clean and sanded before applying a layer of Valspar Flat homemade chalk type paint made with calcium carbonate in Antique Whilte. A second layer was addded in a very random, thick, globby manner with peaks and valleys all over the piece. (Yes, globby is a technical term). More time to dry was allowed due to the thickness of this layer. A coat of Wise Owl Lemon Gelato was then applied over the entire piece. Once ready, sanding started. Different coarseness of papers were used to reveal the white but keep the lemon areas also. This was not yet the look I was wanting. So a coat of Tree House Matte Acrylic Spray was applied and then a heavy application of Valspar Antiquing Glaze was used wiping back with baby wipes. This was the look I was striving to achieve. Another couple of coats of the matte acrylic spray keeps it from getting shiny and allows it to look gorgeous for years to come just like marble!
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Marble Jewelry Armoire
By Lou Glaub, Owner at Dreamin' Big Designs in Cordova, TN.
Upcycling Merit Categories›Best Faux-Luxe
- Valspar Flat Antique White with CC added
- Wise Owl Lemon Gelato
- Tree House Studios Matte Acrylic Spray
- Valspar Antiquing Glaze