Old Worldly Green
Create a beautiful, rich old world feel in green.
This paint recipe works well with dark wood tones and would look great on a piece with a refinished wood top.
For this recipe we've used a base of Olea, but try with Dusky Fields for a lighter finish or Old Denim to recreate it in blue.
What you will need:
- Olea Chalk Paint
- Carbon Black Chalk Paint
- Clear Wax
- Natural Bristle Brush
- Pro-Hybrid Round Synthetic Brush
- Super Fine Steel Wool
- Optional: Gold Gilding Wax
1 - Paint in Olea chalk paint using your round synthetic brush. Paint in large crosses to create subtle texture. Do a second coat if needed for full coverage and lightly sand any excess texture off.
2 - Make a coloured wax using Carbon Black chalk paint and Clear wax, using a 1:1 ratio. Using your natural bristle brush, brush out all over the paint finish in a thin layer, gently wipe excess off with a clean rag.
3 - Using fine steel wool, pull your Carbon Black wax back to create highlights and to blend your finish together.
4 - Optional: Detail the edges with Gold gilding wax, using either a finger or a detail brush.