Trying Out Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint!

Y'all. I won something!
Just a little bit back Wise Owl was running a giveaway.  I was rather excited to win!  
I quickly informed them I would love to try their new, limited edition color Abyss.
And as you know I love teal,..And this one is lovely and deep,...
I had recently scored some lovely end tables.  ACTUALLY tho, these were the end pieces to an antique vanity.
The middle area and mirrors had been removed leaving just the end pieces.  These are going to be difficult to let go of,.. I have long looked for a set of deep and rather thin nightstands and these are perfect!  ...So hopefully I will come across some again,..

Now, what will I need?
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(This stuff smells like the beach! I love it!)
The first thing I would do is clean with TSP,  Then I sanded to break the finish with my flexible sandpaper, and followed up with higher grits to smooth it back out.  Next I wiped everything down with a vinegar water mixture. WE ARE READY!
I like to set them up and flip them upside down to really get to those legs...
This is one coat, I followed this up by brushing in the modern masters gold and laying the Wise Owl Abyss at the top of the stands and dragging it down,.. Then I sanded it all smooth...
Much of the gold faded back so I decided to paint more back in and feather it back,.. 
I loved how the wood tones and gold played together!
So I decided to stain the tops and add some gold stenciling using the Modern Masters Gold! 6 Coats of clear and a gentle sanding between each would follow.  On the sides of the drawers I painted Unicorn SPiT in Zia Teal, distressed that back and added more stenciling.  That was sealed with a lacquer spray.
So gentle and faint,.. just what I wanted!  The sides were sealed up with Polyvine Decorators Varnish, 2 coats sanded lightly between then I waxed everything.  I absolutely LOVE the feel and the water resistant qualities of adding the wax over the polycrylic protection.
I should mention.  The first day I placed the hardware in a baggie with ketchup.   After a few hours I removed it and scrubbed it a tiny but with a scrubby.  And this is what I ended up with... 
I love when old hardware shines up so beautifully!
And we are done...
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Lovely! And all ready for the shop!  I loved working with Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint and definitely hope to do it more in the future!! 
Now, its time to check in with my crafty friends!  I hope you enjoyed this transformation!! Thanks for checking in at That Sweet Tea Life!


1. Reviving a Craftsman Pedestal Table by 58 Water Street
2. How To Love Your Furniture When You Hate The Color by Just The Woods
3. Trying Out Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint by That Sweet Tea Life
4. Go With Red by Whimsy and Wood
5. How To Transform Second Hand Furniture Easily by Thirty Eighth Street

Oh my Goodness!! My crafty friends NEVER disappoint! LOVE these gorgeous transformations! Which one is your favorite??

Remember sharing is caring!! Go check them out and share and pin to read later! 

Happy Painting!

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  1. What an awesome makeover!! This color combo is stunning!

  2. Just stunning Thea. Every little detail is gorgeous beyond. Love, love, love

  3. It's all in the details, and you do them so well, Thea!! Very thoughtful makeover. Keep them ... or at least use them for a bit and then take them to the shop! ;) Thanks for sharing, Cynthia

  4. Wow Thea, Love this new color from Wise Owl and your overall design on this pair just yummy. I love your creativity girl, they came out fabulous and stand out from the crowd. Once again your the feature spot this week at Friday's Furniture Fix!


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