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Textured Pink and Blue Bureau

by Girl in Blue Designs

Painter in Residence Charlie Massey of Girl in Blue Designs used sculpting putty to create texture on this vibrant bureau.

Textured and distressed pink and blue bureau by Annie Sloan Painter in Residence Girl in Blue Designs painted with Chalk Paint® furniture paint

Annie Sloan’s Painter in Residence created this highly textured, vibrantly coloured bureau with the aid of sculpting putty. Girl in Blue Designs, aka Charlie Massey, first applied the putty at the top of the bureau, creeping gradually to midway down the front of the piece for a ‘dripped’ effect.

Textured and distressed pink and blue bureau by Annie Sloan Painter in Residence Girl in Blue Designs painted with Chalk Paint® furniture paint
Textured and distressed pink and blue bureau by Annie Sloan Painter in Residence Girl in Blue Designs painted with Chalk Paint® furniture paint
Textured and distressed pink and blue bureau by Annie Sloan Painter in Residence Girl in Blue Designs painted with Chalk Paint® furniture paint before

Once the putty was completely dry, she used a base coat of Chalk Paint® in Antoinette over the entire bureau. She then applied Burgundy over still-wet Antoinette to create a hot fuschia, and left to dry fully. Next, she applied a mix of Provence and Aubusson Blue over the top. The textured ‘dripped’ areas received a further coat of Napoleonic Blue, Antoinette and Burgundy.

Once completely dry, Charlie performed a wet distress using warm soapy water and a coarse rag to wipe back areas of paint, revealing layers of Chalk Paint®. Finally a coat of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax was applied to finish.

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Textured and distressed pink and blue bureau by Annie Sloan Painter in Residence Girl in Blue Designs painted with Chalk Paint® furniture paint
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Paint swatch of Provence Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a light blue-green turquoise

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