They wanted it painted Old White to match the other pieces, easy, right? Wrong!!! I put the first coat of Old White on & it turned pink!
So I thought, this paint covers anything, no problem, right? WRONG!!! This paint doesn't cover anything! I put 3 coats on & I still had this pink everywhere! I contacted Annie Sloan & of course she was out of town so while I waited I thought, why don't I cover it with Graphite & then paint it Old White. Great idea, I tell myself!
So after 2 coats of Graphite, I lightly brush on Old White & guess what happened. Yep, it turned pink!! Again!!! What the...Luckily I only put 2 coats of Graphite on this one side. So I wait,
on pins & needles patiently for Annie to get back & respond to my email. Luckily she did, told me to use knotting on it. What!? Have you ever googled the word knotting!? Anyhoo, after a few emails back & forth & a couple trips to Home Depot, Ace & Lowes, I finally found something that would work. Shellac! 3 coats of it! Of course I had to sand off most of the paint I had already put on it but it was worth it. Now I know what to do if I ever have bleed through.
So here is the after that only took me 4 weeks to get done.
Here are his & her pieces side by side, doesn't it remind you of the chairs in Up? One is so feminine & the other is so manly.
The colors really do match, don't know why they look so off in this picture.
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