Commission - Scandi Blanket Box - Not For Sale
This blanket had sentimental value for our customer but it was old and didn't fit with her decor.
Using modern Scandi as our inspiration, we gave this blanket box an update with shades of white and grey.
We updated the old fabric top with a luxurious grey linen and an off-white and grey trim.
We then painted the outside of the blanket box in Crystal chalk paint, our whitest white, with our Staalmeester pro-hybrid brush. We painted in all directions to achieve subtle texture. We did have a few bleed through spots which we noticed after the first coat of white. To stop these coming through we used Vintro Lacquer to cover them and then continued with Crystal.
Once we achieved full coverage, we used Cloudburst, a dark grey, to create a coloured wax. We brushed this all over with our natural bristle brush and wiped the excess off with a rag.
We then made a Crystal wax and liberally brushed it on, once again wiping off the excess. We did two coats of the Crystal wax as we wanted the grey to subtly come through. This added lots of depth and kept the character of the old blanket box while giving it a nice fresh, white look.
For the inside edges, we used Champagne Waltz No Seal. We used Champagne Waltz as it's the grey toned white so it matched in with the outside. We decided to use the No Seal as we wanted a smooth, flat finish.
- Crystal Chalk Paint
- Cloudburst Chalk Paint
- Champagne Waltz No Seal Chalk Paint
- Vintro Extreme Lacquer - matt, satin or gloss all work equally well
- Clear Wax
- Staalmeester Pro-Hybrid series 2020 brush in size 18
- 1.5-inch Natural Bristle Brush
- Premium Lint-Free White Rags