My spool holder is getting a face lift. I plan to hang it on the side of a cupboard, so first I remove the fold out legs and then drill a couple of holes for attaching it to the cupboard.
I paint the whole thing with one of my many cans of white paint. When that is dry, it is time to add the crackle finish. There are different kinds of crackle finish, but for this I am using One Step Crackle which is brushed on after all the painting is done. I don’t like to put it everywhere because that often comes out looking hokey. I brush it on here and there, more like an old piece that aged naturally.
I get to try out my new product by Miss Mustard Seed: Antiquing Wax. After the crackle is dry, I brush the wax into the finish, exposing the wonderful crazing! I love it! This is one of my favorite techniques. This wax is the perfect color, as it looks just like….well, old dirt!
The piece is screwed onto the side of my cabinet, fitting perfectly. Now it’s time to organize my colorful spools. I am trying to group colors together to make them easier to find. I like the prismatic effect.
Thanks for your visit today ~ Karen