We’re are so excited to showcase Lynn White’s furniture pieces on our blog. Lynn owns Chalk It Up Norcross, and she is crazy busy with two shops in Norcross and Buford, in North East Atlanta. She has been selling Artisan Enhancements products for about two years now and she is considered a Premier Retailer. We love her enthusiasm for carrying all of our products and teaching them in her Advanced Workshops.
Above is a cabinet that she recently finished. The finish features Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Arles and Paris Grey, plus gold foil, Leaf & Foil Size, a Scumble Glaze and Clear Topcoat Sealer. Lynn’s bland brown piece went WOW with some aging and soft bling.
This large dresser was painted with Old Ochre Chalk Paint®, washed with Annie Sloan “Original” color, made with equal parts of Old White and Pure White. She top coated it overall with Artisan Enhancements Clear Finish. The bottom photo with the dresser on an angle showcases the sheen the Clear Finish added to the piece.
Lynn recently explored several Artisan Enhancements products to create this crusty French sign. She shared the process on her website. She began by découpaging a gorgeous French napkin and played with several Annie Sloan paint colors. Artisan Enhancements Crackle Tex, Scumble, Pearl Plaster embossing and a protective coat of Clear Topcoat Sealer were used creatively to maximize the aged look of this beauty.
And speaking of texture and aging, Lynn created lots on this chunky candle holder. She base coated with Duck Egg Blue, then painted on Crackle Tex and added Country Grey Chalk Paint®, pulling off some texture in areas. A Duck Egg Blue Scumble glaze finished it off.
The door (that Lynn uses in the shop for display) showcases another pull-off project. This base coat was Country Grey, then Crackle Tex, then Duck Egg. She pulled off some areas. A Scumble glaze on the edges was made and applied using Old Violet Chalk Paint®. How creative is her use of colors to make Scumble glazes!
This door is used outside at times, so it was finished with Clear Topcoat Sealer.
The corner highboy was base coated with Paris Grey first, accented with gold gilding wax, then completed with a few thin coats of Clear Finish. The buyer later requested extra coats for an extra shiny appearance (the more layers, the shinier the finish).
Lynn’s WOW bombé chest was painted with a custom Chalk Paint® mix of 1 part Emperor’s Silk, 1 part Pure White, 1/2 part Barcelona Orange to get this show-stopping pink. Pure White was painted on the decorative details, plus some Artisan Enhancements Pearl Plaster to give it some pearly shine. Silver gilding wax completed the look (although the same look could be achieved with Pearl Plaster on the handles). Finally, Clear Topcoat Sealer added extra protection.
Stay tuned for future blog posts featuring inspiring painted furniture and accessories projects by more Artisan Enhancements retailers. Find a retailer near you here.
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