Tuscan Sunset

By Stephanie Zentner, Proprietress at The Quirky Cottage in Huntingtown, MD.

Winning Category

Layers of color create the depth and warmth of a Tuscan Sunset on this ornate piece. Starting with General Finishes Persimmon Milk Paint as the base, Nantucket Green Chalk Style Paint and Somerset Gold Milk Paint were then used to highlight the various areas. Once the colors were just right, they were sealed with High Performance Satin Top Coat to retain their vibrancy for the final layer. With a little Antique Walnut Gel Stain mixed into the Satin Top Coat, a perfect glaze was created to bring out the rich details through chip-brushing on and wiping off the excess. The broken cabinet top was replaced with an old salvaged table piece that was cut and routed to match the curves of the base. It was then given a glowing finish with Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed with High Performance Satin Top Coat. With a combination of dry brushing, ragging, sanding and my favorite finger painting, the multi-layered hues play off each other perfectly in this one of a kind statement piece.

Products Used

  • Persimmon Milk Paint
  • Somerset Milk Paint
  • Nantucket Green Chalk Style Paint
  • Antique Walnut Gel Stain
  • High Performance Satin Top Coat

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