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Rustic Glam: How to Paint the Look

Rustic Glam. Have you been wanting to achieve a Rustic Glam Painted Look but just don’t know how to get it? Here you will see how I got the look and the products I used! I walk you through it step by step!

Introducing the canvas.  I already knew I wanted to go for a slightly rustic glam sort of look!  I wanted them to be versatile and able to be used in many styles of spaces but also have a sense of fun and uniqueness.

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How to paint rustic glam look

Just a little bit back Wise Owl was running a giveaway.  I was so excited to win!  I quickly informed them I would love to try their new, limited edition color Abyss.  Abyss would TOTALLY pull of the Rustic Glam Painted Look I was going for!

And as you may know I love teal,..And this one is luscious 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 amazing! 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 and sprayed 2 coats of shellac. WE ARE READY!
I like to set them up and flip them upside down to really get to those legs…
This is one coat,.. the “Rustic” has begun!  I followed this up by brushing in the modern masters gold to bring in the “Glam” and laid in 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,.. Gotta get more glam
rustic glam painted look with gold
Painting the gold into this rustic glam painted look
I loved how the wood tones and gold played together!
rustic glam painted look distressed gold stencil
Gold stenciling added and distressed to add to the rustic glam painted look
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 Wise Owl Varnish, 2 coats sanded lightly between then I used my lemon salve over everything.  I absolutely LOVE the feel and the water resistant qualities of adding the salve over the varnish 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…
perfectly cleaned hardware
I love when old hardware shines up so beautifully! This definitely helps add the Glam into this Rustic Glam Painted Look!
And we are done…
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Now for the finale!
Wanna Try Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint yourself?
Admittedly, the pictures could have been better! I used a fancier camera I couldn’t seem to work well…
BUT they are lovely! And all ready for the shop!  I have truly enjoyed working with Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis paint!! (So much so that of ALL I the brands I have tried-its my favorite and I now retail it HERE!)

Now dont forget to go check out all my craft friends!

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 girls 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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