It is the perfect General Finishes neutral go-to color for furniture. It is an excellent choice for antiques to update while highlighting the aged nature of them. (I’m not a fan of bold colors on antiques).
The color pallet:
What what used to create the look:
- Sand and stain top Java plus 4 coats Satin topcoat
- Prime and Paint hardware using Seagull
- 2 coats General Finishes Stain Blocker Primer
- Glued 2 IOD paper clay keyhole appliques and 1 decorative applique
- 2 coats Seagull Gray paint
- 1 good coat GF High Performance Flat as a barrier to the stencil layer
- Ivy stencil using basil green and driftwood gray.
- Another good coat GF HP Flat.
It’s a good thing to use a barrier seal before adding stencil or glaze on a piece. It gives a chance to back up and do it over if it’s not right the first time. On this piece, I had added some ivy stencil on the bottom center. Too much on second thought, so I was able to wipe it off without any trouble at all.
This is my favorite piece so far! It’s available for sale at Painted Plethora on Wildwood Ave in Jackson, MI