All About the Finishes5/08/2010
In this space I used two finishing techniques. One on the walls above the chair rail, the other on all of the trim work.
Tip: Make sure you don’t use the side of the bag that has colored writing. The ink can come off on the wall.
For the trim, I was inspired by Patty over at Fabulously Finished. She turned her white trim into bronze and I LOVED how it turned out. I used Lowe’s paint products again to create this effect.
Note on trim: The chair rail and crown molding are all foam products from The Home Depot. They are super easy to work with and install.
Step 1: Prime the trim black--Yes BLACK, and let dry. This will eliminate having to put on multiple coats. Lowe’s did not have black primer, so I had them dye white primer black. It worked great!
Step 2: Paint trim with Lowe’s Brilliant Metals Lustrous Amber. Let dry.
Step 3: Apply gel stain in Dark Walnut with a chip brush. Go over up to an 8 foot section, then rub off with cheese cloth using long strokes. Let dry 24-48 hours before handling.