Hello all, finished my first wall clock a couple nights ago, and thought I would post the pictures. It’s for a Christmas gift, so the so called “antiqued” paint job is to match her other furniture. Not what I would have chosen in my own house, but it served an important function for this project. I’ll explain:
I’m sure most of you have heard “If you can’t hide it, emphasize it!” It worked nicely in this case, as there were a few things I wasn’t happy with on this project, namely some slight gaps in the joints and one corner that my roundover didn’t come out like I would have wanted, one edge was wider than the other. With the antique style painting, I was able to make to intentionally make it look abused by removing a bit more of the top coat. You would think that doing this would draw attention to the flaw, but now the eye just sort of slides over it. I’ll take it 🙂
I can explain how this paint style is done if anyone is interested, it’s fairly self explanatory from the pictures. What isn’t is the 2 coats of shellac and the paste wax that went over it, but no secrets there.
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