In my last blog post I asked if painted furniture was dead.
I think we can all agree it ain’t goin’ nowhere no time soon. 😉
But with that said, most of us are a little tired of seeing the same thing everywhere and are looking for something to take our furniture to the next level, to create more quality pieces that will be timeless.
That’s where this post comes in, hopefully.
As I mentioned in my last post, I was one of several bloggers invited to Amy Howard’s house and painting workshop (fun, fun fun!). She’s the creator of a whole line of awesome products called Amy Howard at Home. I had heard of it but hadn’t tried it until this workshop. And even if I had, I probably would have done it all wrong.
I’ll let Amy explain to you better than I ever could:
Using Dust of Ages
I had heard of Dust of Ages, but I didn’t really know what it was. Not until Amy’s workshop. And I had to admit, I loved using it! The way it transformed a flat painted piece into something special was obvious:
How many times do we find pretty pieces with tons of detail, and when we paint it, it just falls flat?
You could use glazing and dark wax, but Dust of Ages is another option.
Do NOT Use Sandpaper to Age Furniture
You could use sandpaper on Annie Sloan chalk paint, but as Amy says during the workshop, the One Step paint isn’t made for sandpaper. The texture really comes from the waxes, the dust, and even her antiquing solution (which I didn’t capture video for–sorry! I’ll show you that later).
Where to Buy Dust of Ages
Pretty sweet, right?
I can’t wait to start building my arsenal of Amy Howard products! I will still use Annie Sloan chalk paint just because I have so much of it. :). And I have some other favorite paints that I like to use. But it’s always good to build a library of favorites!
So do you think the Dust of Ages is something you’d like to use on your projects?