By Debbie, Owner and founder of "Vintage Sisters", Owner at Vintage Sisters in Jacksonville, FL.

When I found  Scarlett at a local flea market, I thought "Wow, she's a beauty but I sure would love to give her some charm". She was one of those pieces I knew right away needed to be a gourgous deep red with some added touches to bring out that charm. For the base I used Valspars Posh red mixed w/ Paint Minerals to create my mineral/chalk paint. Next I dry brushed on General Finishes Pitch Black Glaze creating a streaked wood grain look. The top was Painted with two coats of General Finishes Java gel stain allowing 48 hrs of dry time between coats. After a fine sand I went over the top with General finishes Bronze Pearl effects, using a brush in long continuous strokes going with the grain of the wood. Once dry the entire piece was sealed with 2 coats of General Finishes High Performance top coat. Adding new jewels (Hardware) and a lovely Paris burlap seemed to pull her together perfectly.I finished a sweet little chair and paired them up as if they always belonged together. With her new life and all that extra southern charm she lovingly gained her name "Scarlett"

Products Used

  • General Finishes Java Gel stain
  • General Finishes Pitch Black Glaze
  • Valspar's Posh red
  • Paint Minerals
  • General Finishes Bronze Pearl Effects
  • General Finishes High Performance top coat

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