Shabby chic paint job for my spool holder

DSCF1004I am dressing up my studio today with paint. All my spools of thread are waiting to be organized in their new home.DSCF1002

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.

DSCF1006I 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.

DSCF1007I 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!

DSCF1009The 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.

DSCF1010Little by little my studio is coming together. I have another painting project to show you, and then I am gearing up to rearrange the furniture to make my space flow better. More to come!

Thanks for your visit today ~ Karen

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