I have probably said it before, but I’m saying it again. I LOVE playing with techniques and color on the 1970’s style plastic furniture. I have been buying up wall vase sconces and wall candle holder sconces and trying out different techniques. This is going to help me decide how to paint some solid wood furniture I have with the plastic fronts. These pieces are gorgeous when painted.
The technique I used on this set of wall sconces is a wax resist using the paint we sell, Missouri Limestone Paint Company’s chalk-based paint. Any chalk-based paint should work just as well. Any furniture wax should work fine also. I used Annie Sloan clear wax mixed with gray paint just because I had it on hand. Otherwise, I would have used just clear. You can wait until it is fully dry (about 24 hours) and give it a light coat of wax and polish. Just don’t rub too hard.
The wax resist, on these sconces, produces an old world layered effect that is just beautiful. I used 4 colors. over the original gold of the plastic piece, “January” (a pure white), “Sunday Silver” (a medium gray), “Arlington Blue” (a medium blue), and “English Bluebells” (a light blue).
View the Tutorial Here: https://youtu.be/pcmhZ5Ydb64
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