I am so excited to share with you two of my favorite things! Everybody knows all about the wonderful Annie Sloan Chalk paint, but have you heard about Wood Icing? Wood Icing is a faux finish technique that can be used many ways. I love this stuff! It is so easy to use, and the way I chose to use it on this project gave a raised surface where you would use an ordinary stencil. It adds depth and makes the stencil pattern really standout. I have found that these 2 products together are the perfect pair. :)
Here is the before picture of my old faithful and used daily little cabinet hutch. It was painted that lovely country blue back in the day when I first purchased it. Then it was decked out in hunter green for a few years, and just plain boring.
It serves its purpose in my kitchen very well, but the green wasn't working since our recent move. Since it's the perfect "catch all" for my cookbooks, paperwork, etc., it was in need of a re-do and that green had to go!! Here is how I gave this hutch its makeover.
First, I painted the hutch with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Emperor's Silk. I love that color, especially after it receives a coat of the dark wax. Here is the cabinet before waxing. The next step is to choose your stencil and measure where you want the stenciling to go. I used a stencil from a previous project that was purchased at Michael's.
Now it's time to apply the Wood Icing. It is so easy to use, and has the consistency of peanut butter. Using a putty knife, apply the icing to the stencil. Then carefully take the putty knife run it across the stencil to remove the excess icing. The icing will remain in the grooves of the stencil. I've found that letting it set for about 30 seconds works best before removing the stencil. THIS next step is so important, slowly lift off the stencil one section at a time. You don't want to mess up your beautiful design.
Here is the top half finished with the icing.
Wood Icing dries quickly and easily washes off with water. Take a wet paper towel and wipe the stencil off after each use. After completely finishing with the icing, I painted a coat of ASCP over the entire area. It could be left like that, but I wanted to add more color so I painted the icing with gold paint. Yes friends, this part did take awhile. Especially that bottom part, where I was on my stomach painting that last little bit. LOL
The above picture is a close up of the Wood Icing with just the chalk paint. It adds so much depth and detail. I love it!!!!!
A few more close ups of the details!
I love how the icing really makes the stencil stand out.
Ok dear friends, this little wall poses huge problems trying to take a full length picture of the hutch. It is directly in front of my hutch. Since moving it is not an option at the moment, (wink, wink, hint, hint to the hubs) the pictures are at angle. Sorry friends. I really want to take that wall out in the near future and replace it with a column!!! Like tomorrow! We really need that extra space around my kitchen table.
A few up close photos.
I love the gold gilding wax with the red. It adds so much to the cabinet.
Wood Icing is so easy to use, and worth the time it took to do the stenciling,
I love how this turned out! It added so much color to my kitchen. Here is a before and after one more time.
It looks so much better. I should have done this a long time ago.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope I have encouraged you to add a little "Icing" to your projects. You will be so glad you did! If you have worked with Wood Icing, I would love to hear from you. I have a few more projects to share with you using ASCP and Wood Icing so please visit again soon.