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Architectural Details

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It’s all about the details. Well, in this case the architectural details. I love decorating with old doors, found objects, and unusual pieces that you wouldn’t normally see on their own.

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My sweet friend Shelli had these given to her, and then she gave them to me. Apparently once upon a time they graced the top of a cabinet or armoire.   Their finish was beautiful, but really, really dark. So dark that the details disappeared here at the castle.

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I found this new paint, or new to me, at my local Ace hardware store and decided to give it a try.

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It says one step painting. This is what I got after three coats of the white and an antiquing coat of AS Paris Grey. I guess if you consider that you are only using the paint – no primer – then it is one step painting.

Pro’s – The color was killer awesome! A beautiful white.

Con’s – Three coats of paint. Most other chalk/clay/milk/mud paints that I have used only need two coats. After two coats my ADD kicks in. BIG TIME.

Also, there was an unusual odor to the paint when wet.

I also bought the brush that was sold along with the paint. I give the brush a “D” grade. It was really just a fluffy chip brush. It lost a ton of hair, separated and the ends were ragged leaving streaks in the paint. Save your money!

Overall, I liked the end result but will probably just stay with some of my other tried but true favorite paints and would definitely use a different brush.

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I still wanted to see some of that really pretty original color so a little distressing was in order.

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Followed by a coat of wax.

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After the wax dried I gave it a buff…

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Now all that’s left is the hanging. It already had these holes in the back along the bottom, which were perfect for hanging. Since these are a bit heavy, it needed another hole along the top.

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A little measuring and a drill and we were rocking!

Architectural Details 2Ta DA! I really, really lurve them!  My headboard is kinda short. When I put a mountain few pillows in front of it you just don’t see it. These architectural pieces help give it some weight visually.

Architectural Details 1Here’s the thing, ever since I added a new tv armoire to the bedroom I have been struggling with painting the bedroom set. Should I paint it all? Or just the the bed and nightstands? Or should I leave the bed alone and paint all of the other pieces?

I tell you it has been a never ending argument amongst the voices inside my head!

So I have done absolutely nothing.

BUT… after painting these architectural pieces I think I may have decided exactly what to do!

Until next time….

                          Tammy

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