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I just recently joined the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest group on Facebook and luckily I got to join and participate in their April Contest sponsored by Pure & Original Classico Paint! I was so excited to try out this fabulous brand of paint! The April theme is Pure Colors, Original Elegance. I was able to order 2 quarts of any color so I chose Aged Paper and Green Room.
What’s so wonderful about this Pure & Original Classico Paint, is that it’s 100% mineral chalk and water based paint. The colors are deeply pigmented and the texture is very thick, no sealant is needed even for outdoor use! It also comes in over 118 colors.
So this was the sorry state of affairs when I came upon this little kitchen table on the side of the road. I made it just in time, I could hear the garbage truck rounding the corner! It was in pretty good structural shape, but not so much in the surface shape. I knew that I wanted a chippy, distressed, weathered, elegant farmhouse feel and I had a feeling that Pure & Original Classico paint was the perfect paint to achieve that finish!
I quickly grabbed it and brought it home where I gave it a thorough cleaning and scrubbing. It was pretty disgusting. It had layers of old peeling paint in various states of decay and wear, but I knew I could use this to my advantage. I had wanted to convey a shabby, farmhouse chippy finish anyway so I knew this could work in my favor.
I used Citristrip to take off the many layers of paint off the top and then I used my palm sander to get off the rest. I wanted to keep the top wood. I wanted to try to just oil the top and keep it a light color, but it had a lot of burn marks on it, so I decided to use a few coats of Rustoleum’s Kona stain on the top instead. Thankfully, that really covered the top well, and you can hardly see the marks.
If you notice the blue color, on the photo above, that was the original color of the paint. It didn’t look like the color I had ordered but I was undeterred! I used some spring green tint to darken the color to get more of a jadeite green color and it worked out perfectly! The paint covered in one coat! Even over all those other coats of god knows what on there! The adhesion is supreme. This table had a lot of coats of peeling, chipped paint on it and when I used the Pure & Original Classico over it, it stuck like glue, and had a very matte, velvety texture.
This is the packaging by the way…gorgeous and professional!
This is the can of the second quart I ordered, Aged Paper. I got this color because I wanted to use this as a layer over the green color to give the feeling that the table had been weathered and worn and maybe used as a potting bench/farm table over the years. It worked like a charm!
This is the end result! Look at this finish! I am so in love with this piece! This is exactly the feeling I wanted to get on this table. I brushed on the Aged Paper color after I had done 2 coats of the green, and then heavily distressed at the edges and a bit on the flat areas. The texture is like butter now. The paint feels like velvet!
The detail on this picture shows how the Pure & Original Classico Paint distresses so easily and professionally. Even though there are many other old layers on there, the Pure & Original covers so well and really looks like its been there for centuries! Just the look I wanted! I just used a soft sanding sponge to take the edges down and the flat areas too.
I used a small amount of Minwax Jacobean brown stain over the paint with a rag and then wiped it off just to give it more of an aged and antiqued feel. I left the stain in the cracks and crevices.
You can see the layers of the black and the white and wood underneath.
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