Do you want your furniture to look like it has been aging for years? Check out this awesome technique to get an aged look with layered chippy paint!!!
Get This Awesome And Unique Layered Chippy Paint Look
Do you want to know how to make your furniture look like it has years of aging and tons of layers of paint? How much do you love the layered chippy paint look? Look no further!! This is easy, painless and you can use any colors you like!! I will have a list of items used for this exact look but remember you can mix and match colors!! These links are affiliate links and when you click and purchase it helps support my small business. The best part? It does NOT cost you anything extra to order through my links, it’s a thank you for putting out free and amazing content.
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- Mermaid Tail by Dixie Belle
- Muscadine Wine by Dixie Belle
- Terracotta by Dixie Belle
- Colonel Mustard by Dixie Belle
- Dixie Belle Mini Brush
- DB Easy Peasy Spray Wax
- Redesign Western Tapestry Transfer
- Cheap Chip Brushes
- Putty Knife
- Mixing Cups
- Mixing Sticks
- Redesign Transfer Tool
- Prima Craft Knife
Adding A Transfer
It is no secret that I am a huge fan of boho, so it was only fitting that I add the Western Tapestry transfer into this piece. I made sure I cleaned and prepped my piece first and then I place the transfer where I wanted it. I trimmed around the edges with my craft knife and then used the redesign transfer tool to burnish the transfer.
Starting The Layered Chippy Paint Look
Dixie Belle’s Sea Spray is one of my favorite products to use. Texture is one of my favorite furniture looks. You can do so much with the sea spray and today this chippy look is no exception!! I used three different colors as my base coat. I added the paint with a scoop of the sea spray.
After I mixed the three colors (Terracotta, Muscadine Wine and Colonel Mustard) with the sea spray, I applied the mixtures to the piece. Using different tools to apply the mixture gives you different end results, therefore your chippy look is more authentic. For this piece I use a putty knife to spread the mixture. I also used a cheap chip brush to apply it on non-flat surfaces as well as to create more peaks and texture.
Adding The Top Color Layer
This buffet is intended to be bold, a statement piece if you will. Therefore, I chose Mermaid Tail as my top coat color!! I only painted one layer of the Mermaid Tail because I am was going to distress, sand, scrape the buffet anyways. I didn’t want a perfect solid coat of paint for this step.
Finishing Off The Layered Chippy Paint Technique
I used a few different tools to expose the bottom layer of paints, distress and just create and overall aged and worn look. While the paint is still wet I took the putty knife and gently scraped across the flatter areas, as a result it exposed some of the color underneath and helped pull some of the paint down to the wood for a chippy look.
After the Mermaid Tail was fully dry, I went back with sandpaper and steel wool to distress and exposed more of the colors under and distress a little more. I wiped away the excess dust and debris and then sealed my piece with Easy Peasy Spray Wax. This is my favorite product to use for textured pieces.
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Check out my finished product below!! Tell me what you think? will you try this???