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Fusion's raw silk bedroom suite

Fusion Mineral Paint released new colors a bit ago and raw silk called my name. It is a lovely white color with a hint of cream. It was the perfect color to take a mismatched wood color bed room pieces and create a matching bedroom suite. Nightstands were originally deep ebony color, the dresser was orangy maple and the headboard was rustic painted white.




To make all the base wood colors cohesive, I first painted the dresser and nightstands in 2 coats of primer. Then it was time for the pretty raw silk paint to go on. I went with 2 coats to give a more opaque coverage.




There are not loads of crevices but enough to catch some details. As always there are lots options to use but I chose to try a grey paint wash. Fusion's tones for tots little lamb was my choice. Each piece I painted in this universal grey color then wiped back with a wet rag for a grey wash finish. Perfect, just the right amount of color added to the pieces.

See how it just catches in the grooves and tones the raw s…

Fusion little lamb & black waxed dining chairs makeover

Awhile back I created a Restoration Hardware inspired dining table. The couple that purchased it had 4 mismatched painted chairs they wanted to go around it. They also wanted to lighten up their dining room so I chose the lighter shade of grey I used on the table, Fusion Mineral Paint's little lamb.



Three of the chairs were partially painted black but the pools of paint and cracking original finish required all the chairs to be sanded down and the 4th chair painted black so all had a cohesive under coats.

check out my new favorite spindle sponge to apply paint smoother and faster
 sanded and first coat of little lamb goes on



then Homestead's black wax and distressing on the right side with solid on left, the customer liked the rustic look so it was a go ahead to carry on





all 4 chairs had 2 coats of little lamb grey and black wax detailing after hand sanding to distress



then for added durability I put a clear coat of Homestead furniture wax on the seats and backs of each chair