Lookie, lookie at this settee with open cane webbing that our customer Angela Giancarlo painted using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in the color Coco and Annie’s Dark Wax.
As you can see from the “before” picture below, Angela purchased the settee new.
DESCRIPTION OF COLOR USED:
Coco is the sophisticated side of neutral. It is more like a latte…very similar to Annie’s color French Linen. But Coco is more brown or chocolatey versus French Linen – who has a bit of grey. I love Coco paired with Old White and Antoinette. Yum…makes me think of Neapolitan ice cream!
Pardon the incorrect spelling on the name Coco below!
Angela wrote, “Thus, neither the cane nor the wood was treated. Before painting, I wiped the settee with a clean rag dampened with “Life O’Wood,” which is a wonderful product that has been manufactured in Buffalo, NY since 1914. (I use Life O’Wood on everything I paint both before painting and afterward for regular dusting.)” ***** DISCLAIMER: The Purple Painted Lady has never used this product called “Life O’Wood” – but is in the process to try it. So, stay tuned on our review of it!
In general~ The Purple Painted Lady typically recommends cleaning your piece using a rag lightly moistened with Mineral Spirits and then doing, a clean water rinse afterward.
Angela selected the fabric first (Robert Allen, “Raised Velvet” in “Ivory”) and then chose her paint color. Angela’s tip is that it is always easier to choose a paint color to match a fabric, versus the other way around. From the fabric she fell in love with, she decided to use Annie Sloan “Coco” because she wanted a “chocolate-y tone.” Angela was excited to also use Annie’s dark wax to give the piece depth and rich.
ANGELA’S PAINTING PROCESS OVER CANE & WOOD:
Angela undertook different painting processes for the cane and the wood (since she knew the cane could have an issue with paint dripping otherwise.).
Angela painted the cane first. She used a 1 1/2″ Purdy adjutant brush.
She painted slowly and in sections ~ small area-by-small area. Cane is tricky — gloppy paint dripping through would make a real mess and likely ruin the piece. Also, Angela added water to the Coco paint to thin it out. She would guess she used a 3-1 ratio of paint to water. She applied three coats to the cane and forced herself to work slowly(!), which she said was really hard for her.
Next, she painted the wood trim using the small Annie Sloan domed top paint brush and applying two coats of Coco.
The Purple Painted Lady recommends a dry brushed technique for painting open cane webbing. You will need to do a few coats of paint to build up your color, but you will not get any drips at all!
DARK WAX MADE INTO A GLAZE WITH MINERAL SPIRITS:
The images below are Dark Wax being applied right out of the tn over a dresser that The Purple Painted Lady painted in Coco.
As for waxing, Angela did not wax the cane — the thought of “glopping up” the cane was too scary for her! (and The purple Painted Lady totally agreed with her choice.)
Also, knowing that the settee is not a piece that will be used on a daily basis gave her greater comfort in her decision to skip the wax on the cane. (BUT keep in mind- Chalk Paint® is an extremely durable paint. It can be used for exterior use without a top coat!)
For the wood, Angela chose to skip the clear wax, and go straight to the dark wax because she wanted a chocolate-y color.
CREATING A GLAZE WITH DARK WAX:
She took the dark wax and created a glaze by combining equal parts of Annie Sloan Dark Wax and Mineral Spirits, following The Purple Painted Lady’s recipe!
She applied the glaze section-by-section using a waxing brush.
The Purple Painted Lady loves Annie Sloan’s wax brushes. Check them out via the links below:
Annie’s LARGE Wax Brush which is shown on top of the photo below.
And then there is
Annie’s SMALL Wax Brush shown at the bottom of the photo.
For each section, I left the glaze on for about 20-30 minutes before wiping off with your totally awesome rags that are called “Better Than Cheesecloth.”
Finally, I worked with an upholsterer to design and make the cushion and pillows. We are all ready for the holiday season! And I thank you, Trish, for your extraordinary customer service and treasure trove of information on your website. – Angela
Angela even painted the side metal table to match her settee in Coco Chalk Paint®. Personally, I love Angela’s settee!
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The Purple Painted Lady LOVES seeing “before & after” photos from her customers! And in fact- we always send a thank you gift if we use your images and story. So, please feel free to share your photos and a little write up by emailing them to Trish at firstname.lastname@example.org! Remember to include a few details of your project, any tips/tricks that you like to do that help you, or even something you learned through the process that another person could benefit from!
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