DIY Aged Finish Using Waverly Chalk Style Paint

Using two different paint colors and a couple of brushes, you can create a quick and easy aged finish using Waverly Chalk Style Paint.

Where in the world has October gone?

In the history of Octobers, this has to be the swiftest of them all.

I managed to squeeze one last project in as part of my kitchen makeover.

We’ll discuss the status of the kitchen progress tomorrow in full, but for now, let’s talk about the urn in the above picture.

This is another decor item that I inherited with my house, and I’ve meant to re-imagine it for the longest time. It has almost become garage sale fodder a time or two.

I brought it downstairs and plopped it on my reclaimed wood table runner one day, and I was like…

Hmmmmm.

Ooooooh.

I kinda like this.

If you find yourself in need of inspiration for a particular something, I highly recommend moving it around to have its audition for a role in another room.

I like the touch of French style it added to my table, but I felt the black finish was a bit too stark.

I don’t need to tell you what I did next do I?

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Aged Finish Using Waverly Chalk Style Paints

You read that heading correctly. “Chalk style paint,” translation; money saving product from Waverly I just discovered last month when I painted a pile of pumpkins.

I-love-this-paint!

Here’s why I love it!

  • Economically priced at $5.47 for a large jar and $3.47 for the smaller size
  • extra smooth finish
  • fast drying
  • great colors to choose from
  • distresses easily
  • sold at WalMart

I haven’t tried this paint on furniture yet, but it is perfect for smaller home decor items that you don’t want or need to purchase a pricey quart of paint to use on.

Creating an aged finish using Waverly Chalk style paints couldn't be any easier.

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Step 1: I wiped the urn down using rubbing alcohol. It evaporated immediately and didn’t leave behind any residue.

Step 2. Using a spouncer, I applied a base coat of the Mineral color.

Step 3.  I brushed the Moss green onto all the small detail areas.

Step 4. Using the spouncer again, I applied the second light coat of Mineral.

Step 5. I applied a coat of Miss Mustard Seed’s White Wax to highlight and protect the surface.

Here’s a sneak peek of the aged finish.

I created this aged finish using Waverly Chalk style paints in about an hour.

 

I love the crusty look and the bits of mossy green peeking out here and there.

If you have any questions at all about how I created this finish, please don’t hesitate to ask away in the comments below. I try to respond to each and every one of you. 😉

I know exactly what I’m going to fill my new urn with and I hope you will stop by tomorrow for the final post in my Kitchen Makeover in 31 Days Series. ( or will it be the final post?)

Yes, I did just drop a teaser in there.

See you soon,

Your sister in paint,

Lisa

 

 

 

8 comments

  1. Stacey says:

    Great makeover! I always, always give my pots a coat of paint but I admit to the lazy spray paint method. Mine definitely do not come out with the character yours has. 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Hey, Stacey, there’s nothing wrong with spray painting all the things. I just really wanted an old textured look and I knew I could get that by using a brush.

  2. Linda Dillard says:

    I guess I missed the Waverly paint thing in your pumpkin post, but glad to see it here! The urn turned out great! It’s fun trying new things & I love your courage on all you do!

    • Lisa says:

      Linda, I think I mentioned the Waverly paint in my pumpkin painting video on Facebook. I’m glad you think I’m courageous. I’m not sure if it’s courage or flying by the seat of my pants. LOL

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