Restoration Hardware September 28 2012, 0 Comments

Restoration Hardware is a source of inspiration for me.

This year they have a lot of black furniture... I like to use black and seem to have a lot in my home.

I did a little sample board , using Graphite for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (tm) .

Two coats of  Graphite, and a few dabs of metallic paint ( I used Martha Stewart  multi surface acrylic  paint ) then applied the Clear wax form Annie Sloan and rubbed into the surface , let it dry and then a final coat with dark wax from Annie Sloan .

Here is my sample board.

When ever I try a new technique I make a sample board , write the information on the back, so I can re-create it.

Looking forward to doing a large piece with this . This would be a great technique for a mirror or table, if you do not want a lot of black in your space.

Unti next time

Elizabeth