"Bling Bling!" with Country Chic Paint~The May 2016 Fab Furniture Flippin Contest

It’s a new month!
That means it’s time for a new contest!

This month the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest is sponsored by Country Chic Paint!

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 Country Chic Paint is clay based, self priming, and eco-friendly! This month we will taking a look at their fabulous Metallic Cream! Just look at this video demonstration they provided!




Their website is phenomenal!! All their products are available to order there as well as find a local retailer.  Have a question? There is often a chat session available for you to talk to them LIVE! Or leave a question and the promptly respond.  Their customer service-I found- is amazing.  In addition, there are an enormous amount of resources and tutorials available to help you as well! A virtual treasure trove!

Contestants this month will be competing for a prize package valued at over $250!


2 pints of metallic cream
1 sample jar of metallic cream
4 pints of AIO
1 small and 1 large short-handle brush
2 oz antiquing wax 


My awesome goodies came in and I cant wait to get started!! You will have to stay tuned to see what I come up with!
PLUS Watch below as contestants being to link up their entries! Let the fun begin!


EDIT: Ok so ON TO THE FUN!

Longer ago than I care to admit, this rocking chair was absorbed into the collection of furniture needing-help. 


So seriously- I kinda wanted to stop right here! 

This however is my mother in laws. Right?! I said the same thing.  Now, when I received it I *think it was black??  After that it became several different colors,.. nothing seemed right.  This is for my MOTHER IN LAW!  I ruined Silhouette stencil material, tore layers of paint off with what I could use for stenciling,... then came the Bling Bling challenge! **Hallelujah** 
Using the Ocean Breeze I painted anywhere I felt I wanted to distress later... 


Then everything got a good coat of Sea Storm.  I really just did one coat and then went back and touched up where needed.  ...and then it sat for a bit longer,... Analysis Paralysis?? Probably.  



Alright-I can do this.  Just commit!  I’ve never used Embossing Plaster, or their Metallic Creams, so I wanted to use both!  
Using an Ikat Stencil, I created a raised stencil effect with the "Praline Embossing Plaster"

Once the section was dry I continued on adding to it as needed.  When it dried completely I sanded everything down to create a more smooth effect. 
 Then came the metallic cream.  I decided to use Belt Buckle and Pocket Watch.  I offset the stencil to the lower left area of the design, and used the Belt Buckle to stipple a sort of shadow.  Once that was dry (Which was quite fast!) I used the stencil again-centered on the design, and I stippled the “Pocket Watch”.  
The last thing I did was highlight areas of the chair by dragging the “Pocket Watch” cream over it.  Then using a wet sponge I wiped on the “Belt Buckle”.  This deepened the color, which I loved! ..Now to play some more.  I didn’t like how solid all the colors were. I began sanding back the stencil design and that was all it took.  Using 320 grit on my orbital and 220 by hand where needed, I began smoothing and distressing. 





I have to say- I kind of love where I landed!  This was totally out of my comfort zone and stylistic sensibilities. And I still kept its colorful story.. 

Think she'll approve?? I hope so!! 
Now what about you?? 
Do you want in on the action?? Just email us at info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com



7 comments

  1. Loved this month's competition and product, Thea. Looking forward to seeing all the projects come in this week. Take care, Cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia!! I always love seeing what you come up with! Hope you enjoy my finished piece! :-)

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  2. Great color choices, Thea! That design is gorgeous. Fabulous job!

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  3. I.LOVE.THIS. Great job adding character and bling to this plain Jane rocker!

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  4. Great rocker. I love the gold stencil too.

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  5. Great rocker. I love the gold stencil too.

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  6. Great project Thea! I came >.< this close to using the embossing cream on my stenciled project as well, but in the end decided against it for the table top. Love your color choice too!

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