15 July 2011


Hi, all What would you do with these? They have a base coat on them and that it. I want to get them finished but I'm stuck on what to do. Last time I tried to make something aged it didn't come out right. I don't understand what I did wrong. I base coat it,

then paint over the base coat, then sand so the base coat shows in spots. Is this the right technique? What can I do to these? I really want them out of the UFO pile?


  1. Tam,
    The blue item you could paint over the color you want it to be and then sand down some areas to let the blue show through. As for the white item, what color are you wanting to end up with? You could paint it the color you want to end up with.
    With painting items, are you using craft paint or house paint? It does make a difference on how the finish turns out. I use craft paint to paint the base coat, then paint over with the finished color and then sand some areas to let the base color show through.
    House paint, if it is an oil base doesn't sand down as well. It is harder to work with.
    If the item is already wood and not painted then
    paint a light coat of base color and then sand some areas for the natural wood to show through.
    It really depends on what look you are going for.
    Hope this helps. Or blog Rachel over at Somewhere in the Middle and ask her how she does her techniques. She might have the look you are going for.
    Country at heart

  2. I run a candle over the piece and then coat it again and sand it. It looks to me as if the blue piece is maybe too shiny to start with. You could spray it with matte finish and then paint over it. If if it too shiny, the top coat will just all come off.