Decopauge Night-Stand3:43 PM
Following on a previous post about decoupaging with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan, I decided to decopauge a drawer on a night stand. I started by painting the nightstand Chalk Paint® French Linen, then top coat with Old Ochre.
Immediately after painting the drawer Old Ochre, using the wet Chalk Paint® as my 'medium', I placed one ply of the white napkin directly on top of the paint. Using a piece of wax paper, I pressed the napkin into the paint. Then for timing, I dried the paint with a hair dryer, otherwise I could have just let it dry naturally in about an hour.
After a few minutes, the paint was dried and the napkin was fully adhered to the drawer front. I then used a fine grit sanding block to trim the excess napkin from the sides.
Since I was going for a worn leather look, using my Annie Sloan paint brush, I started 'splotching' on some more paint on the drawer front. I chose French Linen, Old Ochre, and Pure White.
Using a paper towel I dabbed at the wet paint, helping it blend into the background.
Using the blow dryer, I dried the drawer front.
At this point, the napkin is completely sealed to the drawer front. I then applied 2 coats of Annie Sloan Clear Wax and one coat of Dark Wax.
It's a great finish, and really compliments the marble top of this vintage night sand.
Hope you're intrigued.